Baignoire watch, small model. quartz movement. Case in rhodium-finish 18K white gold set with 40 brilliant-cut diamonds and faceted crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond, totalling 1.00 carats. Dial with silvered sunray effect. Sword-shaped hands in blued steel. Sapphire crystal. Bracelet in rhodium-finish 18K white gold set with 688 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 3.94 carats, wrist size 165 mm. Length: 31.60 mm, width: 23.20 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.