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Lot #1558

Cartier Collection Privee Ronde Platinum 2452B

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Introduction

Launched in 1937, the Cartier Ronde Louis Cartier was one of the most elegant and modern timepieces of its generation. Featuring its characteristic round profile, short downturned lugs, and large dial contrasting its thin flat bezel, the Ronde’s design was truly ahead of its time, considering just how modern and timeless its design has remained to this day. Often produced in limited edition runs, it has quickly become a Cartier collector favorite over the decades. Belonging to one of those limited edition runs, this ref. 2542B that we have here hails from Cartier's esteemed high-horology program that began in 1998 and ran until 2008, the Collection Privée Cartier Paris (CPCP). As such, this example features some finer details that examples from outside of the CPCP lack, such as a wonderfully finished manual-wind cal. 430 MC movement on display behind a sapphire crystal caseback and an exquisitely decorated silver rosette guilloche dial with blued steel hands and black Roman numerals encircling a 24-hour scale. Sitting on a leather strap with a platinum Cartier folding clasp, this example is remarkably luxurious and understated as a result of its monochromatic aesthetic – a truly Cartier-esque combination indeed.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$8,000 – $12,000

The Details

Brand

Cartier

Dimensions

34mm

Model

Ronde Louis Cartier, Collection Privée

Movement

Manual-wind cal. 430 MC

Reference

2452B

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

Circa 2000s

Condition

Near-Mint

Material

Platinum 950

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

Silver

THE DIAL

Featuring the CPCP's signature rosette-shaped guilloched pattern, the Ronde ref. 2452B also sports concentrically-engraved chapter rings which contain its 24-hour scale, painted Roman numeral chapter ring and minute track.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Elegantly reserved like so many of Cartier's iconic designs, the ref. 2452B's 34mm platinum case wears close to the wrist thanks to its thin profile resulting from its manual-wind cal. 430 MC movement. Unlike most of Cartier's creations made in Switzerland, the 2452B was made in a special workshop in France, where the firm's finest creations are born.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in near-mint condition. The platinum case shows minimal wear, and all the caseback engravings are crisp and visible. Dial is flawless and shows no signs of wear. Light use on the alligator strap as shown in images.

Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, the exotic skin strap will have to be removed.

Our Perspective

Brilliantly elegant, impressively hefty, and entirely stunning, this CPCP Ronde Louis Cartier is a watch that can surprise even the most seasoned collectors by just how well-executed and beautiful it is in the metal.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1558

Cartier Collection Privee Ronde Platinum 2452B

Sold

$10,012

Ended
07/27/22