Cartier Baignoire watch, large model W8000002
The 1906 design of the watch that would later be christened the Baignoire demonstrated Cartier's prowess in crafting watchmaking forms. An elegant ellipse uniquely forged in a single line, the Baignoire watch is the essence of Cartier style: an unmatched marriage of purity and timeless chic.
Case in 18K rose gold, 18K rose gold octagonal crown set with a faceted sapphire, silvered flinqué dial, Roman numerals, sword-shaped blued-steel hands, alligator-skin strap, 18K gold ardillon buckle, workshop-crafeeted mechanical movement with manual winding Cartier caliber 430 MC, transparent back, water resistant to 30 meters / 100 feet. Case dimensions: 44x34.07 mm, 10.05 thick.