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Cartier Baignoire - 1990s

Cartier Baignoire - 1990s

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Plunging back into Legend

Description

How can one mention Cartier without thinking of the Baignoire model? With elegance, sensuality, and delicacy, the Cartier Baignoire evokes womanhood and the Cartier identity in one. It also illustrates the Maison’s technical capabilities in creating a mechanism that fits seamlessly into an oval case

A rounded all-gold case, white dial, black indexes, and blue hands - all the codes of the Cartier Baignoire are in place. This model from the 1990s, ref. 3171, is mounted on a Cartier dark green strap, a classic color for Cartier. The yellow gold folding clasp not only ensures additional comfort when worn but also an even more precious aspect.

The personal engraving on the caseback adds a little poetry to this example. We can dream about a special someone being gifted this special on a special occasion in 1991, 30 years ago. 

How to wear it?

In any circumstance, it will undoubtedly be the touch of elegance to your outfit. A minimalist watch that is more suitable for a dressed-up outfit, but remains an everyday timepiece. The Cartier Baignoire offers gentle rounded lines that sit delicately on the wrist.

Why did Françoise choose it ?

Because the Baignoire is an iconic shaped watch from Maison Cartier. A watch worn by many women over the years: women with a bold style, women of character, women to be remembered. The folding clasp offers a real addition to the model. The engraving on the caseback moved Françoise's heart: this watch definitely had a first life, and is ready for its second. 

History

From Catherine Deneuve to Jeanne Moreau, to Romy Schneider, the Cartier Baignoire continues to charm.
Although Louis Cartier had already introduced a design of an elongated watch in the early 1900s, the iconic model we know today was born in 1958 in Cartier’s Parisian workshops. A watch with feminine and sensual lines, an innovative and creative style. A few years later, the elongated Baignoire appeared in London studios.

While the case formed of gold godrons has retained its rounded design, it has nevertheless offered some variations over the years, as has the dial, sometimes adorned with Roman numerals, sometimes Arabic numerals. An intrinsically elegant watch that transcends the years without losing its aura.

Dimensions

Dimensions: 22 x 31 mm
Strap with adjustable folding clasp.

Material

Cartier 18-ct yellow gold case and folding clasp / Cartier dark green leather strap

Usage instructions

Quartz movement serviced. To keep away from humidity and heat.

Shipping

Free shipping worldwide for any purchase over 100 euros after receipt of payment.
Possible customs fees and taxes depending on your country at your expense.
Hand-in for Paris possible after receipt of funds.

Return and Refund Policy

Despite the photos and the description, which we hope are as accurate as possible, we know that the relationship to a jewel or a watch is above all physical. This is why we offer a possible return for 15 days, no question asked. The watch needs to be in the same mechanical and aesthetic condition it was sent in. Reimbursement within 5 days of receipt of the watch.

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