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07/27/22
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Lot #1556

Cartier Tonneau Diamond-Set White Gold Dual Time Mécanique 2804H

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Introduction

Launched in 1906, just a short two years after the Santos Dumont, the Cartier Tonneau is a stunning barrel-shaped timepiece that draws direct inspiration from the Art Deco movement. Named “Tonneau,” meaning “Barrell” in French, the Tonneau’s gently curved mid-case bellows out from its narrow lugs in a rather attractive manner. Constructed of 18k white gold, this example conforms to the wrist with its curved profile resulting in a wonderfully comfortable wearing experience. Containing perhaps one of Cartier’s most iconic design elements, this example features a silver dial with two individually-powered displays, each featuring large black Roman numerals and Cartier's signature blued steel hands. Of course, it is quite clear that this incredible timepiece is not just any Tonneau Dual Time. Instead, it is a diamond-set feast for the eyes with two diamond-set crowns, which replace Cartier’s typical blue sapphire cabochons, and a diamond-set bezel filled with brilliant-cut diamonds. An incredibly luxurious timepiece from one of the world’s best-known jewelers and watchmakers, what’s not to like?

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Service Documents

Est. value range

$15,000 – $25,000

The Details

Brand

Cartier

Dimensions

43.5mm x 29.5mm

Model

Tonneau Dual Time

Movement

Manual-wind

Reference

2804H

Bracelet

Leather strap with 18kt white gold folding clasp

Year

Circa 2000

Condition

Near-Mint

Material

18kt white gold

Included

Watch and 2018 Cartier service papers

Dial Color

Silver

THE DIAL

Featuring two displays, each powered by individual movements, the Tonneau Dual Time's silver dial is a sight to behold. With blued steel hands and large black Roman numerals, this Tonneau's dial aesthetic is unmistakably Cartier.

THE CASE

With its slightly curved banana-shaped case, the Tonneau encapsulates the wrist and allows its strap to follow its profile and continue its curve for a wonderfully comfortable fit.

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 overall near-mint condition. No major scratches or dings visible on the case- hallmarks are sharp and crisp.

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

An iconic piece of Cartier design that would go on to influence several collections throughout Cartier's heritage, the Tonneau stands as a celebration of Cartier's uncanny ability to create beautiful designs that would go on to become timeless.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1556

Cartier Tonneau Diamond-Set White Gold Dual Time Mécanique 2804H

Sold

$12,595

Ended
07/27/22