Ballon Bleu de Cartier flying tourbillon watch, extra-large model
Manual, pink gold, sapphire, leather
Floating like a balloon and as blue as the cabochon safely nestled in its side, the Ballon Bleu watch by Cartier adds a dash of elegance to male and female wrists alike. Roman numerals are guided on their path by a deep blue winding mechanism. With the convex curves of the case, guilloché dial, sword-shaped hands, and polished or satin-finish links of the bracelet...the Ballon Bleu watch by Cartier floats through the world of Cartier watchmaking.
18K pink gold case, flying tourbillon with seconds indicated by the “C shaped” cage complication, 18K pink gold circular-grained crown set with a sapphire cabochon, sapphyre crystal, slate-coloured galvanic dial with guilloché finish, sun satin-finished grid, roman numerals, sword-shaped blued steel hands, alligator strap, 18K pink gold double adjustable deployant buckle,workshop-crafted mechanical movement with manual winding, certified with the “Poinçon de Genève”*, caliber 9452-MC.
Diameter: 10''' 3/4 e.i. 24.5mm, thickness: 4.5mm, 142 pieces, 19 jewels, frequency: 21,600 vibrations / hour, power reserve :around 50 hours, transparent caseback with sapphyre crystal.Case dimension: 46 mm diameter, 12.9 mm thickness.
*Hallmark of Geneva.
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