Lot 10 | Cartier. CARTIER GOLD 'BAIGNOIRE' WRISTWATCHDesigned as an oval gold case with enamel dial and Roman numeral indicators, to the jeweled movement, completed by a later strap and gilt metal deployant clasp
METAL: 18k yellow gold (watch case) and gilt metal (later strap deployment fitting)
MARKS: Numbered with Swiss marks to side of case
SIZE/DIMENSIONS: Watch case 3 x 2 cm
GROSS WEIGHT: 27.8 grams
While the oval shaped cases of Cartier watches began as early as 1912, it wasn't until 1954 that the iconic 'Baignoire' wristwatch was born, although not officially christened by this name until 1973. French for bathtub, the elongated oval shape became an instant favorite of both Cartier's jewelry and watch clientele. Most recently, Christie's was honored to sell a late 1960s example from the collection of Gloria, late Dowager Countess Bathurst.
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SW1Y 6QT London
|Preview||13.10.2020 - 27.10.2020|
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