Ballon bleu de Cartier Flying Tourbillon watch
A watch that combines the watchmaking traditions of Geneva with the modernity of a masculine, elegant and graphical design. A succession of levels, slate-grey guilloché dial highlighted by an open-worked grid for the minutes, all these effects of contrasts and transparency, of solid and open spaces, and depths of field, bring time into a new perspective. Case in 18-carat pink gold. Diameter: 46 mm. Circular-grained crown in 18-carat pink gold set with a sapphire cabochon. Sapphire crystal. Transparent case-back with sapphire crystal. Galvanic, slate-coloured guilloché dial, sun-ray open-worked grid with Roman numerals. Sword-shaped blued steel hands. Brown alligator strap with dual adjustment folding clasp in 18-carat pink gold. Movement Manufacture-crafted mechanical movement with manual winding, 9452 MC calibre, bearing the Geneva Seal. Flying Tourbillon with its C-shaped index indicating the seconds. Diameter: 10 and ¾ lines. Depth: 4.5 mm. Number of jewels: 19. Balance: 21,600 vibrations per hour. Movement comprising 142 parts. Power reserve of approximately 50 hours.
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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