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.
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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