The Ballon bleu de Cartier watch isn't quite round
The Ballon bleu de Cartier watch is round on the top and round underneath, but if you look closer, you'll see that its shape is somewhat more complex: a watch that seems to fit the wrist weightlessly, as if the two were already acquainted. Masculine? Feminine? Cartier plays with the shapes. An exclusive detail in blue Close up, the Ballon bleu de Cartier watch surprises. The winding mechanism is decorated with a sapphire cabochon,around which the dial orbits, and is moreimposing than ever before due to a precious metal protective arch. The art of displacement,the art of rupture With soft curves reminiscent of a pebble and a case that is rounded on both sides, the style is somewhere between classic and futuristic. The glass magnifies the numbers and distorts time. The Roman numerals, displaced by the winding mechanism, stray from their usual path. Avery private circle for House of Cartier experts The guilloche dial, the sword-shaped hands, the links of solid gold or solid brushed steel for the bracelet…At first glance, the latest model from the House of Cartier joins Cartier's horology galaxy of time, with one exception.
Characterised by audacity and inventiveness, Cartier’s watchmaking history reflects a unique state of mind: “jeweller of kings and king of jewellers”. Its renown is bound up in the tradition of excellence to which it is heir. Cartier was a forerunner in the use of platinum in jewellery and one of the pioneers of watchmaking.Find out more >
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