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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: W1580003
    Movement No: 108
    Case No: 3124, No. 95
    Model Name: Tortue XL Perpetual Calendar
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 9422MC, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 45mm width x 51mm height
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier certificate stamped Johnson & Co. India dated 12th May 2011, instruction manual, red folder, associated Cartier presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched at SIHH 2010, the Cartier Tortue Perpetual Calendar is one of the most complicated novelties amongst the collection. The Tortue collection rooted back to 1915 with an important significance in Cartier’s heritage. The present Cartier Tortue embodies a spectacular complication with an unusual design. Impressive sized at 45mm in width, the timepiece was available in precious metal such as white gold and like the present example pink gold. Demonstrating fine watchmaking, the Cartier Tortue Perpetual Calendar exhibits a three-dimensional architecture with a stunning open-worked dial. Featuring a monotoned slate grey dial with classic Roman numeral hour markers, the dates are cleverly marked along the edge of the Tortue case shape indicated by an elongated blued steel hand. The days of the week are indicated across the bottom half of the dial with an interesting retrograde display from Monday through Sunday. Preserved in an attractive condition with strong wrist presence, the present Cartier Tortue Perpetual Calendar is without a doubt a collectible complication by the Parisian House.

  • Artist Biography

    Cartier

    French

    With the Constitution of 1848 came a new standard for luxury in France. Founded one year prior by Louis-Francois Cartier, the house of Cartier was one of the first to use platinum in jewelry making. This incredibly expensive material became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms and attitude. It helped men move from pocket watches to wristwatches, effectively making the watch much more functional and prominent in a man's overall wardrobe.

    Cartier did not only touch on functionality. Inspired by a commissioned painting by George Barbier featuring a black panther at the feet of an elegantly bejeweled woman, Cartier began incorporating wild animals in his designs—most notably, Cartier Panthère rings, bangle bracelets and watches. Yet it wasn't until the late 1960s that the house of Cartier debuted their iconic yellow and rose gold LOVE collection, which includes the famous bracelet that only a special screwdriver can open. 

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Ref. W1580003
An oversized and attractive pink gold tortue-shaped open-worked perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde day indication, leap year indication and certificate

Circa 2011
45mm width x 51mm height
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$94,000 - 140,000 
€11,600-17,300
$12,100-17,900

Sold for HK$277,200

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I

21-27 July 2022 (Registration ends 6pm HKT 26 July)