These may be strong words, but we’re talking about a timepiece, that I have been searching for years for. There are other models in the current collection that should be higher on my wish list, but these are all far out of my reach. So for the next few minutes I will bore you about the Tortue, a watch that was created by Louis Cartier in 1912 and has been in the collection, for over a century, in fairly small production runs. The Tortue model is quite exclusive and has only been produced in precious metals. The version I was looking for was the XL, a model that was released in January 2006, in platinum and in pink gold, with the mechanical 9601MC caliber, made for Cartier by JLC. The watch was produced in less than 100 pieces and sold out in no time at that time. It was however not a Limited Edition. Let me explain why it had to be this particular one, in this article I wrote for FRATELLOWATCHES.