Baignoire watch, small model, quartz movement. Case in 18K pink gold set with 40 brilliant-cut diamonds and faceted crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond, totalling 0.99 carats. Dial with silvered sunray effect. Sword-shaped hands in blued steel. Sapphire crystal. Bracelet in 18K pink gold, wrist size 165 mm. Length: 31.6 mm, width: 24.5 mm, thickness: 8.21 mm. Water-resistant to 30 metres/100 feet.
The 1912 design of the watch that would later be christened the “Baignoire” demonstrated Cartier's prowess in crafting watchmaking forms. A discreetly elegant ellipse uniquely forged in a single line, the “Baignoire” watch is the essence of Cartier style: a unique marriage of purity and timeless chic.