Cartier Baignoire Allongée 2514
The masculine, rough version of the Cartier Baignoire.
Cartier Louis-François Cartier took over his master’s jewellery workshop in 1847.
The masculine, rough version of the Cartier Baignoire. Cartier is well known to be artistic, audacious, eccentric and innovative when it comes to case designs and shapes. In 1912, Cartier introduced the first oval-shaped watch. Only in ‘58, however, the model named Baignore was born and a few years later the ellongated version was added to that line. An elegant watch that embraces the wrist neatly. The Cartier Baignoire Allongée we can offer our you dates back to the ‘80s and has an 18k white-gold case, which measures 47 x 21 mm. It has recently been revised by Richemont, the group to which Cartier belongs, and comes with the service papers. The watch is attached to a grey leather Cartier strap with an 18k white-gold Ardillon buckle. An outstanding feature is the domed sapphire crystal that protects the Made in France dial. We can only imagine how stylish and masculine the man is that would come to pick up and wear this watch.
Cartier Louis-François Cartier took over his master’s jewellery workshop in 1847. Over the years, his sons and grandsons inherited the family business and expanded the brand by opening shops in New York and London. King Edward VII of the United Kingdom granted Cartier a prestigious royal warrant in 1904, calling the brand “the jeweler of kings and the king of jewellers.” Such was the renown of Cartier, that royal warrants soon rolled in from all over the world (among which, Belgium, Egypt, Greece, Siam, Spain, Portugal, and Russia). While Cartier is known primarily for its jewellery, it also has a storied history in watchmaking. Cartier’s first foray in watchmaking came in 1888, offering exclusively ladies models. In 1904, Louis Cartier gave his friend and Brazilian aviation pioneer Santos Dumont a wrist watch to wear during his flights. Until then, wrist watches were worn exclusively by women and men opted for the traditional pocket watch. The ‘Santos-Dumont’ was not only the first wristwatch geared towards men but also the first pilot’s watch!