Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco LOT 10

10

Cartier Very Rare and Oversized Baignoire Allongée Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Guilloche Roman Numbers Dial

Estimate € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 27,300
Lot Description

Model: Baignoire Allongée
Reference: 024-91
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1990's
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 78-1
Case N°: A108020
Dimensions: 24 x 52 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

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 yellow gold. It has been preserved in very nice over all conditions: 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 classic Roman numerals with guillochè patterns embellish the whole wristwatch.