Despite having a strong resemblance to the shape of Salvador Dali's watch in The Persistence of Memory, the design of the Cartier Crash has no correlation to it. However, the story of the Crash unfolds when a client of Cartier brought in his damaged Baignoire from a car crash to the london maison in the 1967.
The damaged Baignoire gave the jeweller Jean-Jacques Cartier inspiration to the first ever made (as he believes) asymmetric case of the watch which symbolizes non-conformism and creative freedom. The Crash eventually became an iconic model and is only reproduced in limited quantities when available.
The present Crash offered in excellent overall condition is presented with a rare pink gold case and it is also an ultimate expression of Cartier's exquisite style and feminine sophistication.