MADE CIRCA: 1961
MATERIAL: 18ct Yellow Gold
MOVEMENT: Manual Mechanical
CASE DIAMETER: 22mm
The elegant Cartier ‘Baignoire’ has enjoyed enduring success mainly due to its chic form that combined easy legibility with functionality. The smooth, curvaceous bezel made the wristwatch an iconic Cartier timepiece as it was immediately distinctive and charming with such fluid symmetry and so easy to wear.
- John F. Kennedy succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as the 35th President of the United States of America.
- Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space, orbiting the Earth once.
- The Soviet submarine K-19 reactor leak occurs in the North Atlantic.