Cartier Baignoire Allongee

Regular price
$40,950
Regular price
Sale price
$40,950
REF WJBA0007
Manual-winding
21 MM
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SKU AS09567
Article Number 40950282
ref WJBA0007
case size 21 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Silver
material White Gold
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
Includes Signed grey alligator leather strap with 18K white gold Ardillon pin buckle.
overall condition Excellent condition overall. Case is fantastic with factory diamond setting intact. Caseback shows tool markings. Dial and hands are in as-new condition. Factory strap shows faint wear.
REF WJBA0007
Manual-winding
21 MM
– Show less
SKU AS09567
Article Number 40950282
ref WJBA0007
case size 21 MM
movement Manual-winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Silver
material White Gold
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
Includes Signed grey alligator leather strap with 18K white gold Ardillon pin buckle.
overall condition Excellent condition overall. Case is fantastic with factory diamond setting intact. Caseback shows tool markings. Dial and hands are in as-new condition. Factory strap shows faint wear.

Why We Love it

At Analog:Shift, we’ve always been passionate about Cartier’s more obscure watches. We love the Tank and the Santos, but recognize that there are so many lesser appreciated references that deserve our attention. Take for example this Cartier Baignoire Allongee in white gold. 

The Baignoire — or ‘bathtub,’ for we Americans — is a collection that dates all the way back to 1906. Elegantly rounded with a thick, wide bezel, it still exists in the contemporary Cartier lineup as a series of svelte ladies’ watches whose proportions and executions simply ooze elegance. Once more, we see how Cartier takes inspiration from the most mundane items and elevates them to a level of refinement befitting a gentleman or lady of class. 

This piece comes with a full diamond bezel and case decked to the nines. Unlike most Baignoires, the Allongee is elongated, accentuating the major axis of the ellipse-shaped case. The case itself measures 21mm in width and 47mm in length, but the rounded case back allows the piece to conform to smaller wrists. While this piece is certainly more fashion-centered, it still features a manually-wound movement, the Calibre 1907 MC, as arguably every elegant watch should. 

Featuring a silver dial with Roman indices, a blued-steel 'sword' handset and a matching cabochon crown with a diamond inset, this piece is outfitted with a signed grey alligator strap equipped with a correct signed 18k white gold Ardillon pin buckle. 

If you’re looking for an elegant lady’s piece from a golden era in Cartier’s storied history, this is the one to get!

Brand Story

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Despite being a purveyor of haute joaillerie, Cartier has had a long tradition of making watches.

It started in 1907, when founder Louis Cartier made what was one of the first wristwatches for his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont. In the following years, the brand made a name for itself with its most famous wristwatch, the Tank, in all its multitudinous forms.

Cartier introduced the Tank in 1917 — which was supposedly inspired by the Renault FT-17 tanks seen on the battlefields of World War I — with a run of six pieces. (According to legend, these were given to American General John J. Pershing and his staff.) Cartier took the look of the Renault tank's treads and applied it to the watch’s lugs, which were integrated via brancards into the case itself. That first run of six pieces increased to thirty-three by 1920, and by the end of the 20th Century, that number stood well in the hundreds of thousands. Indeed, in sheer volume alone, the Tank — in all its various models — is Cartier's largest line of watches.

The Tank Louis was introduced in 1922, followed close on the heels of the Asian-influenced Tank Chinoise. The Chinoise, released amidst a mania for jewelry inspired by the Orient, has a square rather than rectangular case and lugs that resemble the portico of a Chinese pagoda.
From its debut, the Tank would see many variations, each in keeping with Louis Cartier’s taste for clean lines and perfect symmetry. Each variant — from the original Tank to the Tank Louis to the Cintrée with its flirtatious, curvaceous lines — has its passionate devotees. Rudolph Valentino, that sensual star of the silver screen, insisted on wearing his Tank onscreen in The Son of the Sheik, and Clark Gable, Andy Warhol, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis were among those who sported a one throughout the years.

Other model lines, including the Santos (based upon the original model crafted for Alberto Santos-Dumont) and the Pasha, have developed devoted followers. Indeed, the maison is unique as one of the few jewelry brands to elicit as much passion from collectors as dedicated watch companies.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Cartier Baignoire Allongee

Cartier Baignoire Allongee

Regular price
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