Cartier Tortue LM Pink Gold CPCP
Model: Tortue LM size in Pink Gold from the Collection Privee Cartier Paris (CPCP)
Dial: Original white guilloche dial with rosette motif in the center, painted numerals, minute track, and blued steel Breguet hands.
Case Material: 18K pink gold with crown set with blue sapphire cabochon
Case Dimensions: 35mm width x43mm length, thickness 10mm. Display back
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal
Caliber: Manual wind caliber 437 MC
Service history: Serviced 2021
Bracelet/Strap: Black leather Cartier strap and original 18k pink gold deployant buckle
Lug Width: 18mm
Box/Papers: No, watch only
In 1912, Louis Cartier designed the original tortoise-inspired watch, the Tortue. At a time when most watches were round, its accented form and unprecedented design went on to shape a classic of Cartier watchmaking.
This is the highly sought after CPCP (Cartier Paris Collection Privee) Tortue LM (large size) in pink gold. The time-only Tortue was produced in yellow gold, pink gold, and platinum. The platinum (like all other platinum CPCP's) had the smallest production number followed by the pink gold with yellow gold being by far the most common out of the three. The dial of the watch is wonderfully executed with all the collector favorite CPCP code present including a subtle guilloché pattern dial with a rossete motif in the center, black painted Roman numerals, the chemin-de-fer minute track, and the beautiful flame-blued Breguet hands. The Tortue also has a clear case back which allows you to marvel at the beauty of the hand wound 437MC caliber which was based on a Piaget movement.
Overall, this Tortue is in excellent condition. The case is in beautiful, unpolished shape and retains its original edge and curves. The dial is also flawless. The watch also comes with a black leather Cartier strap as well as its original pink gold deployant clasp. The movement was just serviced in January 2021. The watch will come with a 6 month movement warrantee from us.
Ships from Japan.