• Jewels and Watches: The Dubai  auction at Christies

    Sale 7894

    Jewels and Watches: The Dubai Sale

    28 April 2010, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 15

    CARTIER, BAIGNOIRE 1920

    LADY'S WHITE GOLD AND YELLOW DIAMOND-SET QUARTZ WRISTWATCH WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL, CUSTOM MADE

    NO. 2591 385399MG, MANUFACTURED IN 2002

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    CARTIER, BAIGNOIRE 1920

    LADY'S WHITE GOLD AND YELLOW DIAMOND-SET QUARTZ WRISTWATCH WITH MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL, CUSTOM MADE
    NO. 2591 385399MG, MANUFACTURED IN 2002

    Quartz movement, mother-of-pearl dial, secret signature at X, three-part case in 18k white gold, calibré-cut yellow diamond-set bezel, screwed case back, diamond-set crown, 18k white gold and yellow diamond-set Cartier deployant clasp, case and dial signed
    Dimensions: 22.5 x 31 mm.


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    With Cartier presentation box and certificate.

    The very first Cartier time pieces were created in 1853 and over time, the concept of Haute Horlogerie has been perfected. Today, Cartier watches still remain true to tradition, encasing quality movements in the most precious of metals and stones, yet still adopting a contemporary mien. First debuted in the 1920s, the Baignoire series was given its cheeky name because of its 'bathtub' oval shape. This example is a classic and unique time piece which will never go out of style - the traditional Roman numerals stand out boldly on the subtle sheen of a mother-of-pearl dial whilst the gently curved case decorated with stunning yellow diamonds sits gracefully on the wearer's wrist. The jewel set in the crown is a functional design which harks back to the 1930s, when the Pasha of Marrakesh ordered a water resistant Cartier watch that he could go swimming with.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY