Cartier Tortue CPCP Collection Prive Platinum 2518D 2001

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The example you see here today is the manually-wound time-only Cartier Tortue. The Tortue is a historically important design for the house and was one of the earliest Cartier wristwatch designs. First introduced in 1912 by Louis Cartier, it was modeled after the shape of a tortoise, hence the name ‘Tortue’. Powered by the Cal. 437MC, it is a high-quality manually-wound caliber produced by Piaget and is certainly one of the highlights of this beautiful watch. Furthermore, the 43mmX35mm sizing of the Tortue is perfectly proportionate and acts as a fantastic dress piece that is elegant and understated. The CPCP collection ran for 10 years between 1998 and 2008 and I can confidently say it is one of the most significant periods in Cartier’s history. Not only this, but the CPCP models were produced in truly limited numbers, with many having a designated run of 50 to 100 pieces. For those in the Collection Privé that weren’t strictly ‘limited’, it is estimated that only 250-300 pieces were made for each reference making any CPCP watch out there truly special. Collectors are finally taking notice of this, and Cartier in general is a brand worth collecting.
CONDITION REPORT
This Cartier Tortue CPCP is in excellent condition. The platinum case has minor hairlines from previous use. It is in full working order and comes as a full set with its box and papers.

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