Baignoire watch, large model, mechanical movement with manual winding Calibre 430 MC. Case in rhodium-finish 18K white gold set with 149 brilliant-cut diamonds and faceted crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond, totalling 1.44 carats. Silvered flinqué dial. Sword-shaped hands in blued steel. Sapphire crystal. Strap in dark grey "toile brossée" fabric with 18 mm adjustable folding buckle in rhodium-finish 18K white gold. Sapphire case back. Length: 44 mm, width: 34.07 mm, thickness: 10.05 mm. Water-resistant to 30 meters/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.