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Cartier Ballon Bleu Cartier Ballon Bleu US 2012 $15,000

The Cartier Ballon Bleu 42mm

Among the largest pieces within the Cartier Ballon Bleu collection, the 42mm model is designed for men of elegance and sophistication. Proudly displaying its contemporary aesthetic while staying true to Cartier’s well-respected heritage, the Ballon Bleu 42mm combines the latest technical advances with traditional craftsmanship. This ensures that each and every example of the Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch 42mm is at once forward-thinking while also benefiting from Cartier’s distinguished horological legacy.

Featuring a convex shaped casing that brings a light and airy feel to each Ballon Bleu 42mm, Cartier has crafted a watch of graceful curves. In addition to this, the Cartier Ballon Bleu 42mm also features an iconic and unmistakable synthetic spinel cabochon winding mechanism that brings a dash of azure blue to this aesthetically appealing timepiece. This is in turn protected by a durable metal arc that ensures the delicate mechanism cannot be accidentally adjusted or damaged.

The Character of the Ballon Bleu de Cartier 42mm

Common to all Ballon Bleu’s is the guilloché dial, Roman numerals, and sword-shaped hands that underpin the classical appearance of this sophisticated timepiece. However, each model of the Cartier Ballon Bleu 42mm brings its own distinct personality and appeal to this broad and far reaching collection. Whether in luxurious pink, white, or yellow gold with matching metal bracelet, or in understated steel with comfortable leather strap, the 42mm Cartier Ballon Bleu is always an individual.
On the upper end of the collection, the 42mm Cartier Ballon Bleu is also available with a magnificent diamond studded bezel and face. However, as with all watches of this caliber, the real magic is found within the casing itself. Whether featuring electronic quartz movements of exceptional accuracy or breathtaking mechanical movements of remarkable intricacy, the heart and soul of each 42mm Cartier Ballon Bleu is truly a wonder to behold. Standard calibers are complemented by complex Chronographs and other complications of outstanding engineering. These include the astonishing attention to detail found within the Flying Tourbillon - another reason to admire this watch’s unparalleled design.

The Ballon Bleu 42mm at the Cartier Manufacture

Nestled deep within the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry, the Cartier manufacture is among the most well respected in the world. Employing more than 1000 highly skilled and experienced individuals responsible for maintaining Cartier’s uncompromising standards, the Cartier manufacture prides itself on producing only the very best timepieces. Each and every step of the 42mm Cartier Ballon Bleu’s creation, from design to decoration, employs the most advanced technology alongside traditional manual crafts for the perfect balance of old and new. This means that Cartier produces fine watches of exceptional quality that match the maison’s single-minded commitment to excellence.