The Cartier Baignoire, which literally means bathtub in French, is – I’m calling it now – going to be the new it-girl watch. Wait, no, the new IT watch, period (for boys, girls, and theys alike). It looks just as good on Catherine Deneuve as it does on modern city boys like Chef Flynn McGarry. None of us can afford the Cartier Crash (...unless…), and this is the next best thing. Classic and elegant, but balanced by enough statement in the design (it’s fun to see an oval Cartier). The leather strap makes it seem a bit formal, but Flynn wears it while he cooks.
DATE OF BIRTH: Circa 1990s
MATERIAL: 18kt yellow gold with original eighteen carat gold deployant buckle a red alligator leather strap
SIZE: 22MM aka TEENY TINY, as is the bracelet size, which is 12.2cm. Should your wrist not be *dainty* enough, we can help you source and attach a new bracelet so it's ready to go when you receive.
MOVEMENT: Manual wind
CONDITION: Case is very good throughout, unpolished. Light signs of wear. Dial has light crazing by the 3 o’clock. Otherwise very good.
THE NITTY GRITTY
The solid eighteen carat yellow gold case is in excellent condition. The original winding crown is present with the iconic cabochon sapphire set into it. The dial is the original white painted enamel with printed black Roman Numerals. There is slight crazing in one spot by the three o’clock position, as is common with Cartier dials on most watches from this period. It is signed “Swiss” below the six o’clock numeral.
The watch is powered by a manual wind Cartier signed ETA ebauche Swiss made movement
The watch comes with the original, fully signed, solid eighteen carat yellow gold deployant buckle. The red alligator band can be changed out if required for a more classic color.
All watches are protected against mechanical failure under a 1 year warranty by Foundwell.