18ct yellow gold, Baignoire wristwatch. Circa 1960

18ct yellow gold, Baignoire wristwatch. Circa 1960

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Information

  • Brand: Cartier
  • Year: 1960s
  • Model: Baignoire
  • Reference: N/A
  • Calibre: Cartier 78-1 (ETA 2512)
  • Movement: Manual winding
  • Material: 18ct yellow gold
  • Features/complications: Sapphire cabochon crown
  • Dial: Off white dial featuring black printed Roman  numeral hour indexes and blued steel sword shaped hands 
  • Case dimensions: 21mm x 31mm
  • Bracelet/strap: Leather strap
  • Accessories: N/A
  • Web reference: 2782

Essay

The Cartier Baignoire was designed in 1912 and was gifted by Louis Cartier to Russian Grand Duchess Pavlovna. General production began in 1957 under the nickname ‘Baignoire' from the French word for bathtub.