Exclusive Timepieces
7 December 2019 | Monaco | Lot 76

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

Estimate € 10,000 – 20,000

Sold € 20,800

Model: Baignoire allongée
Material: White Gold
Reference N°: 2514
Year: 2000s
Case N°: 117596 AF
Movement type: Manual
Bracelet: White gold
Dimensions: 20mmx47mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

The name Baignoire come from the resemblance of the shape of the watch to a bathtub or, in french, “baignoire”. This special model has gained a lot of approvals all over the world for its unique design from its origin in 1957. Later on Cartier decided di introduce to the market a new, bigger version of this watch which took name in 1973 Baignoire Allongée. The present lot is a really special example with white gold grain de riz bracelet: the case is well preserved and its curved, delicate edges are absolutely fashionable. The dial is even more special considering the engine turned decoration and, above all, the very rare red roman numerals, immortal trademark of Cartier.