Product number: WJBA0008
Official retailer for: Ljubljana, Zagreb
Revealing beauty in all its forms: an enduring concept of the Maison that catalyzed the creation of the Baignoire de Cartier. It all began in 1912, when Louis Cartier took the traditional round watch and stretched it out to an unexpected new shape. The case was later transcended through several years of formal research, honing the Maison's commitment to channeling the creative power of watchmaking design through ordinary forms. With its two straight parallel lines, closed by two curves to give it a shape reminiscent of a bathtub (a "baignoire" in French), this collection encapsulates the two key components of the Maison's stylistic vocabulary: transforming objects and embracing beauty.
1917 MC, Mechanical Hand-Wound
52 mm, 18 kt Rose Gold
Double Folding Clasp, Alligator Leather
The Swiss city of La Chaux-de-Fonds, which serves as the primary location of the Swiss watchmaking industry, is the home to the Cartier Watch Manufacture and the Maison des Métiers d’Art. The historic workshops of the Manufacture house over 100 different professions, who develop, produce, and service Cartier creations. Adjacent to the Manufacture is the 18th Century farmhouse of the Maison des Métiers d’Art. Here, over fifty masterful artisans create exceptional artwork for exclusive timepieces, while preserving, sharing, and innovating their artistic techniques. All Cartier timepieces are made in Switzerland, with the majority crafted in La Chaux-de-Fonds.