Cartier Tonneau in PG CPCP full set
Model: Tonneau from the Collection Privee Cartier Paris (CPCP)
Dial: Original Cartier white guilloche dial with painted black roman numerals and sword shaped blued steel hands
Case Material: 18K Pink Gold with Circular grained crown set with blue sapphire cabochon
Case Dimensions: width 19mm at the lug, 30mm at the crown; length 46mm top lug to bottom; 7.5mm thickness including crystal
Case reference: 2458B
Caliber: Manual wind caliber 060MC
Service history: None. Movement is in great condition and currently running at +8.2 seconds/day.
Bracelet/Strap: original burgundy leather Cartier strap and 18k pink gold buckle
Lug Width: 13mm
Box/Papers: yes, full set. Original inner and outer box, certificate of guarantee (purchase date 21 Jan. 2001) and user manual.
The Tonneau was introduced by Cartier in 1906, two years after the first Cartier wristwatch, the Santos went on sale. “Tonneau” means “barrel” in French and obviously refers to the shape of the watch, which was at the time a bold move by Cartier challenging the cultural norms of a round watch. Although less known than the other shaped watches of Cartier such as the Santos, Tank, Tortue, Cintree, etc., the Tonneau remains one of the most original and elegant designs ever executed by the Paris maison. The Tonneau seems to hold a special place amongst Cartier collectors as it is a timeless watch where elegance, masculinity, sophistication meet.
Overall, this piece is in mint condition as it has never been worn by the previous (original) owner. The case is in beautiful shape, unpolished, and retains its original edge and curves. The dial on this Tonneau from the early Collection Privee Cartier Paris series (or CPCP in short) has a “made in France” painted on the bottom of the dial - a contrast to the “swiss made” text that accompanies the 2006 CPCP Tonneau. The hands are also blue steel sword hands instead of the Breguet hands which were used in the 2006 CPCP models. The hidden Cartier signature is on the seven. This Tonneau employs the manual wind MC060 caliber which was a movement supplied by Frederique Piguet and beautifully finished by Cartier.
This watch comes with the original CPCP mahogany wooden box, guarantee card, card holder, as well as the user manual detailing all the CPCP models at that time. It also includes the original Cartier leather strap. The original signed pink gold buckle is also in top condition. This watch was purchased by the original owner at the Cartier boutique in the Daimaru department store in Osaka, Japan.
Payment for this piece can only be made through wire transfer.
Ships from Japan