CPCP is very unique in the history of Cartier, while it is also ephemeral. The attractive collection was launched in 1998 and it disappeared in 2008. Among those few CPCP watches, the one that combines the appearance, function, movement and stories must be the “Monopoussoir”.
In 1928, Cartier launched a first chronograph that adopted the special turtle case, Breguet hands, Roman numerals hour markers and special movement from Jaeger-LeCoultre. As the classic model in brand’s history, the “Monopoussoir” was naturally reproduced after the CPCP launched in 1998. In addition to the turtle case, the most distinctive part of this fake model with silver dial is the single button chronograph.
The reason why this “Monopoussoir” is a different CPCP is that its movement is quite impressive. The movement of the antique “Monopoussoir” is from the Jaeger-LeCoultre. While the CPCP special edition can’t find the suitable movement. Eventually Cartier found THA, which was founded by Vianney Halter、Denis Flageollet and FP.Journe. The other models of CPCP are all modified by Cartier purchased from other brands, and only this CPCP copy with brown leather strap is customized by Cartier