Tortoise Time? One of Replica Cartier’s Two Rare ‘Turtle’ Watches Could Fetch $280,000 at Auction

A rare super clone Cartier Pebble “Turtle” watch, one of only two known to exist, will hit the block in Bonhams’ upcoming Fine Watches Sale in London on June 16th. Cartier started making luxury replica watches at its London workshop at the height of the swinging ’60s under the direction of Jean-Jacques Cartier, the founder’s great-grandson and the last member of the family to manage the firm.

It was an era of daring designs, during which “JJ”, as he was known, created some of aaa quality super clone Cartier’s most unique pieces, including the Crash and other unusually shaped watches. The Pebble, made in 1975, was named for its rounded polished case with a tilted-square dial opening.

It was nicknamed the “Baseball” in the U.S. There are only six known versions of the Pebble, with five in yellow gold and one in white gold with a black dial. The Cartier Pebble Turtle replica with blue hands, even rarer, was so-called because of its unique lugs, shaped like round turtle feet. Only one other like it is known to exist and it is in the best quality fake Cartier collection. The upcoming Bonham’s Turtle contains a manual-wound movement made by Jaeger-LeCoultre, and is estimated at $210,000-$280,000.