One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
49 Cartier Special Baignoire, Oval-Shape Wristwatch, in Yellow Gold and Diamonds, With Silver Roman Numbers Dial
Estimate: € 7,000 – 14,000
Sold € 8,450
Case Material: Yellow Gold and Diamonds
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 780942945
Dimensions: 23 × 31 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
The origin of the model Baignoire has antic roots since it 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 Baignoire: the yellow-gold oval shape case with thick edges is well preserved and is embellished by a ring of diamonds that is very uncommon to find on watches like this, the dial is beautiful too, clean and minimal in its classic style, with black Roman numerals and the Cartier firm at 12 o’clock.