Ballon Bleu watch, flying tourbillon, 2nd time zone
Manual, pink gold, 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.
Flying tourbillon complications, with the tourbillon carriage in the form of a C, and 2 jumping hour time zones. Case in 18K pink gold, fluted crown in 18K pink gold, set with a sapphire cabochon. Sapphire crystal, openwork grid dial satin-brushed with sunray finish, black transferred Roman and Arabic numerals. Sword-shaped hands in blued steel Brown alligator-skin strap, double adjustable deployant buckle in 18K pink gold. Water-resistant to 30 meters (3 bar). Workshop-crafted mechanical movement with manual winding, certified with the “Poinçon de Genève”*, caliber 9456 MC, with 304 parts including 44 jewels.
Movement diameter: 24.5 mm, movement thickness: 6.75 mm, balance: 21,600 vibrations/hour, power reserve: approx. 50 hours.
Case dimensions: 46.40 mm diameter, 13.8 mm thickness.
*Hallmark of Geneva.