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Cartier Tortue Monopoussoir Single Button Chronograph

Cartier has a very rich watchmaking history, but the vast majority of watches produced by the brand, especially in the early days of La Maison, have always been simple. On the contrary, the exquisite case shape, as well as the classic and elegant dial that matches it, are the focus. There are exceptions, of course, such as the 1929 Cartier Tortue Monopoussoir single-button chronograph.

The movement on this watch is provided by European Watch & Clock Co. Inc., a joint venture between the Cartier family and Edmond Jaeger (Jiajia). Through this joint venture, Cartier has acquired an exclusive movement for the assembly of watches.

This watch is unique in that it is equipped with a single-button chronograph movement, meaning that the start, stop and reset of the chronograph function can be performed in sequence via a single button.

In this wristwatch, the buttons and the crown merge into one.

in addition to the operation of the timing function.

but also for the winding spring, and adjust the time.

Tortue Monopoussoir

This replica watches is one of the earliest Tortue Monopoussoir single-button chronographs produced by Cartier and dates back to 1929. Compared with the 1990s replica watch, the distinctive difference of the early model is the narrow bezel. The entire watch is very elegant, 25 mm wide, 35 mm high and still small in modern standards.


typical of the Cartier style.

Cartier Tortue Monopoussoir Single Button Chronograph

The Breguet blue steel pointer became the finishing touch for this antique gentleman chronograph. In recent years, antique Cartier watches, especially antique watches from the first half of the 20th century.

have become increasingly sought after by collectors.