Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

50 Cartier Elegant Baignoire Oval Wristwatch in White Gold, With Silver Roman Numbers Dial

Estimate: € 4,000 –⁠ 8,000

Sold € 1,950

Lot Description

Model: Baignoire
Material: White Gold
Reference N°: 2295
Year: 1990s
Case N°: GC12375
Movement type: Quartz
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 19mmx26mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

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 white gold oval shape case with thick edges is well preserved and the lugs are the real peculiarity of this watch with their massive structure. The waved guillochè decoration is beautiful with inner, open minutes track and black roman numerals.