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.

75 Cartier Uncommon and Very Rare Baignoire Allongée Wristwatch in White Gold, With Guilloche Blue Roman Numbers Dial

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 18,200

Lot Description

Model: Baignoire allongée
Material: White Gold
Reference N°: 2514
Year: 2000s
Case N°: 117822 AF
Caliber: 060MC
Movement type: Manual
Bracelet: White Gold
Dimensions: 21mmx47mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

The Cartier Baignoire dates back to 1957 and its lines take inspiration from a watch that Louis Cartier gifted to the Russian Grand Duchess Pavlovna who, is taught, was one of the most important clients of the French brand. In 1973 this model took officially name Baignoire Allongée and it was simply an oversized version of the normal one. The present lot is a really precious example produced in white gold. It has been preserved in very nice over all conditions: the bracelet is elegant with its grain de riz texture, the iconic oval shape of the case is well proportioned and the sapphire cabochon is intact. The very detailed engine turned decoration of the dial is incredible and the electric blue roman numerals are something unusual which embellish the whole wristwatch.