The 1958 design of the watch that would later be christened the “Baignoire” demonstrated Cartier's prowess in crafting watchmaking forms. A discreetly elegant ellipse uniquely forged in a single line, the “Baignoire” watch is the essence of Cartier style: a unique marriage of purity and timeless chic.

A cult form


Two straight parallel lines are closed by two curves to give a shape reminiscent of a bathtub: “baignoire” in French.