Cartier Ballon Bleu was originally released in 2006 and immediately became an iconic symbol of luxury. Cartier is known as the king of jewelers and with this bold move, had progressed further in the eyes of critics as a serious watchmaker. The Ballon Bleu uses smooth curves and a clean dial, reminiscent of the early Fob watches of the 1800’s.
Today we feature one of the very first interpretations of the Ballon Bleu concept – The Ballon Bleu automatic in rose gold. This model is presented in an excellent case size of 33mm, which is quite prominent and has an excellent wrist presence on the feminine wrist. This model carries a case height of 9.96mm, which allows the watch to lay flat on the wrist. As stated before, this Ballon Bleu is crafted in rose gold, which is chosen for two main reasons. The first, is that rose gold represents the hardest, most durable gold on the market today; and secondly, because it is observed that the particular hue of the rose gold compliments many different skin tones.
The case in its entirely is highly polished, highlighting the lines and curves of the watch. The bezel gently slopes upwards flowing smoothly into the cambered sapphire crystal, which is used by Cartier because of its superlative scratch resistant properties. The main crown is also made from 18kt rose gold, and holds a blue cabochon cut sapphire. The crown is also fluted, allowing for the easy modification of the time. Protecting the main crown is a fixed crown guard which extends slightly outwards from the bezel.
The dial is white and differentiates this model as an automatic due to the fact that it carries a guilloche design in a sunburst pattern. Cartier in the past has used this subtle marker to instantly highlight their self-winding models. As with almost every other model from Cartier, the Ballon Bleu uses Roman numeral hour markers, and blue steel sword shaped hands to indicate the time.
This amazing timepiece is outfitted with calibre 076, and is water resistant to 30 meters (3 bars), making this lady’s watch great for daily wear. The Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier 33mm, reference #W6920068, enjoys a two year manufacturer’s guarantee.