88 Cartier 16 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

An outstanding selection of 88 fabulous Cartier watches! Collected by a true Gentleman who spent his life in researching and cultivating his passion for the famous French brand. Don’t miss the opportunity to own a piece of history of French Design of the last century!

52 Cartier Special Baignoire Oval Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Silver Roman Numbers Dial

Estimate: € 2,000 –⁠ 4,000

Sold € 5,200

Lot Description

Model: Oval Baignoire
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1970's
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 780945884
Dimensions: 26 x 38 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The origin of the model Baignoire have antic roots since is taught that before its introduction in the market in 1957, it has been inspired by a similar model given as a gift by Mr. Louis Cartier in person to Russian Grand Duchess Pavlovna. That model was the starting point for a wristwatch that in all its simplicity and extreme elegance soon became a milestone for Cartier. The present lot is a very remarkable specimen of Boignoire: the yellow gold oval shape case with thick edges is well preserved like the dial is beautiful, clean and minimal in its classic style, with black roman numerals and the Cartier firm at 12 o'clock.