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Fine Watches Wristwatches and Clocks / CARTIER. A RARE OVERSIZED 18K GOLD MANUAL WIND OVAL WRISTWATCH Baignoire Allongée , London Hallmark for 1969

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CARTIER. A RARE OVERSIZED 18K GOLD MANUAL WIND OVAL WRISTWATCH
Baignoire Allongée , London Hallmark for 1969
14 April 2022, 13:00 EDT
New York

Sold for US$176,775 inc. premium

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CARTIER. A RARE OVERSIZED 18K GOLD MANUAL WIND OVAL WRISTWATCH

Model: Baignoire Allongée
Date: London Hallmark for 1969
Movement: Jewelled, Jaeger LeCoultre manual wind
Dial: Cream, painted exploding Roman numerals, blued steel hands
Case: Elongated curved oval, back secured by 4 screws to the band, No.9145
Strap/Bracelet: Brown leather
Buckle/Clasp: 18k gold folding clasp, signed
Signed: Case, dial, and movement
Size: 52mm x 22mm
Accompaniments: Cartier presentation box

Footnotes

In 1957, Cartier launched the original Baignoire, an oval wristwatch aptly named for its bathtub-like shape. These models were only available in the New York and London boutiques. Soon after its release, the "Allongée" was made available to the public. It is slightly larger and is a design that encapsulates so much of the aesthetic of the 1960s.

This particular model hails from Cartier's London workshop. These entirely handmade specimens are exceedingly rare, and thus are not often seen at auction.

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