Baignoire Allongée watch, extra large, Manufacture mechanical movement with manual winding, caliber 1917 MC. Rhodiumized 18K white gold case set with brilliant-cut diamonds. Rhodiumized 18K white gold beaded crown set with a brilliant-cut diamond. Silver dial, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal. Strap in light gray alligator leather, with rhodiumized 18K white gold ardillon buckle. Case dimensions: 52 mm x 23 mm. Thickness: 8 mm. Water-resistant up to 3 bar (approx. 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. 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.