The Ballon Bleu de Cartier is a member of the French fine jewelry house’s watch family which introduced in 2007 and combines the technical craft of watchmaking with a fine jewelry sensibility. The Ballon Bleu is one of Cartier’s more iconic models. Since its release in the mid-2000s, it has become a significant portion of the company’s annual sales.
Floating like a balloon and as blue as the sapphire safely nestled in its side, the Ballon Bleu watch by Cartier adds a dash of elegance to male and female wrists alike. Roman numerals are guided on their path by a sapphire cabochon winding mechanism protected by an arc of precious metal. With the convex curves of the case, guilloché dial, sword-shaped hands, and polished or satin-finish links of the bracelet... the Ballon Bleu watch by Cartier floats through the world of Cartier watchmaking.
Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, 42 mm, self-winding mechanical movement.Steel case, fluted crown decorated with a synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel, black dial, Roman numerals, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal, steel strap, calendar aperture at 3 o'clock.Case dimensions: diameter: 42.1 mm, thickness: 13 mm.Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx.30 metres).
Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, 42 mm, Manufacture mechanical movement with automatic winding, calibre 1847 MC. Steel case, fluted crown set with a cabochon-shaped synthetic spinel, blue dial, Roman numerals, sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal, blue alligator-skin strap, steel double adjustable folding buckle. Case dimensions: diameter: 42 mm, thickness: 13 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx. 30 metres).
Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, 42 mm, self-winding mechanical movement. 18K pink gold case, fluted crown set with a blue cabochon-shaped sapphire, silvered guilloché lacquered opaline dial, Roman numerals, blued-steel sword-shaped hands, sapphire crystal, 18K pink gold bracelet, calendar aperture at 3 o’clock. Case dimensions: diameter: 42.1 mm, case thickness: 13 mm. Water-resistant to 3 bar (approx. 30 metres).
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