Cartier "Baignoire 1920" Ladies Vintage Handwound Watch - 18K Gold


Item No. 6685

Gracious and elegant, the Cartier Baignoire 1920 watch embodies the true essence of feminine style. As Cartier aptly states, "The Baignoire's clean lines and Roman numerals mark the gentle passing of feminine time, the hours of which possess their own poetry."

We are pleased to offer this very fine ladies vintage Cartier Baignoire in beautiful condition. It case is done in the Baignoire Vendome style.

The case is in excellent condition with light wear the back - on the wrist it presents as mint. The original dial is just short of perfect mint, and the crystal is mint too. And its handwound mechanical movement is running true.

Before cost-cutting measures brought about the widespread use of cheaper quartz movements for many wristwatches, Cartier contracted with watch manufacturers to produce mechanical movements designed to last a lifetime. For this watch they contracted the fine Swiss firm of Bueche Girod.

Using traditional watchmaking practices, these gifted craftsmen poured individual attention into each wristwatch. As a result, mens Cartier wristwatches with mechanical movements are often more sought after by collectors than their quartz counterparts.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to the last screw and cleaned and oiled it.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

Retail Price For a New Baignoire: $10,900.00 USD for a version with quartz movement. Cartier's watches with handwound movements cost significantly more.

Cartier Baignoire:
Celebrated for their impeccable quality and flawless designs, Cartier watches rank among the most luxurious and expensive in the world. Worn by Jennifer Aniston, Anna Wintour, and the late Princess Diana, the company's watches have long been favorites of royalty, Hollywood celebrities, and any woman desiring to wear a timepiece of distinction.

The 1912 design of the watch that would later be christened the "Baignoire" demonstrated Cartier's prowess in crafting watchmaking forms. An elegant ellipse uniquely forged in a single line, the "Baignoire" watch is the essence of Cartier style: an unmatched marriage of purity and timeless chic.

  • Manufacturer: Cartier
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Model: Ref 7743-1
  • Serial no.: 89970
  • Model: Baignoire
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Designed for: Mens
  • Case material: Solid 18K gold
  • Case condition: Presents as mint on the wrist. The gold plating has been redone. Back has light remnants of wear before the replating was redone.
  • Dial: Silver, black painted Roman numerals, original, just short of perfect mint condition
  • Dimensions: 21mm (without the crown) x 31mm
  • Hands: Black "batons"
  • Movement type: Swiss Bueche Girod for Cartier, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, handwound, shock resistant
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Crystal: Mint condition
  • Band: Leather, remborde, brand new and unused
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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