Carrying on the tradition of refined and elegant timepieces is one of the newer collections from Cartier — the Cartier Ballon Bleu, which was introduced in 2007. Named after the blue balloon-like sapphire on the winding crown, the curvy Cartier Ballon Bleu is an elegant watch for both gents and ladies and is the current flagship collection of the House. The Ballon Bleu counted as a favorite among celebrities and royalty alike.
Cartier Ballon Bleu Design
Maintaining many of the fundamental design codes of Cartier, the Ballon Bleu features Roman numerals, blue sword shape hands, and of course, the blue cabochon-cut sapphire on the crown. A distinct characteristic of the Cartier Ballon Bleu is the integrated crown guard that loops around the winding crown to seamlessly join the round case. Ballon Bleu models range from chic understated stainless steel versions to more traditional yellow gold and leather timepieces to lavish diamond embellished jewelry watches. Both quartz movements and mechanical caliber versions of the Cartier Ballon Bleu timepieces are offered.
Cartier Ballon Bleu Complications
Within the Cartier Ballon Bleu collection is an impressive high complication timepiece — the Ballon Bleu Flying Tourbillon for both men and women. Powered by the Cartier Caliber 9452 MC flying tourbillon manual-wound mechanical movement that proudly bears the Geneva Seal, this watch expertly illustrates Cartier’s commitment to maintaining supreme watchmaking skills. Exclusively crafted in 18k white or yellow gold, the Ballon Bleu Flying Tourbillon combines beautiful exterior designs with internal mechanical mastery. The ladies’ version of the Ballon Bleu Flying Tourbillon is even more precious, exquisitely adorned with 131 diamonds on the case and an additional 156 diamonds on the dial.
Cherished for their sophisticated and timeless timepieces, Cartier is quickly paving the way for the Ballon Bleu to become an icon of the House. Whether opting for the discreet full stainless steel models or the opulent diamond encrusted high complication versions, the secondary market is where to find low prices for pre-owned Cartier Ballon Bleu watches for men or used Cartier Ballon Bleu watches for ladies.