Ballon Bleu de Cartier watches take on a classic round shape that differentiates itself from other families such as the square Cartier Tank watch and the Cartier Santos. The beautiful design of the Ballon Bleu de Cartier is distinguishable by its unique crown adorned with a blue sapphire and in some models, a dial and case set with beautiful lustrous diamonds.
2007 was the year that welcomed the eye-catching Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch – its soft feminine lines making it a particularly appealing timepiece for the elegant lady, although the collection was developed with both the lady and the gentleman in mind. As one of the most successful of Cartier watches, the perfectly round shape of the instrument is intended to mimic the shape of a balloon – it’s bubble-like profile of course, resting upon the wrist like a floating balloon. The comparison was made by one of Cartier’s senior directors, Michael Groffenburger.
The crowns of Ballon Bleu de Cartier watches are protected underneath a gorgeous arc shaped feature which cuts into the shape of the case and the dial at the 3 o’clock location, creating a pronounced feature that soon becomes the focal point of the design. The source of inspiration for the Cartier Ballon Bleu collection is clearly the blue injection of colour to the design, seen in a pair of central sword-shaped hands on the dial, and the blue sapphire topped crown.
As with each and every Cartier watch design (apart from those dressed with elegant diamond set dials and bezels), the use of the Roman Numeral hour indexes are an important addition to each timepiece. The design element pays homage to the classic, simple and traditional feel to all Cartier watches – qualities that help to secure them as popular choices still to this day. There are currently around 100 Cartier Ballon Bleu watches for women and 40 different variations for men. Each unique design tells a different story, with characteristics that will appeal to individuals for all different reasons.
We stock a variety of different versions of the beautiful Ballon Blue de Cartier watch here at Berry’s. Bi-colour designs are available in either an 18ct rose or 18ct yellow version, intertwined with stainless steel bracelets in both a fine brushed or polished effect. Ballon Bleu de Cartier watches fit comfortably to the wrist, whether they be finished in a steel link bracelet or a classic black alligator strap, for example. Some of the most elegant lady’s variations of this collection, feature a pink guilloche or mother of pearl embellished dial – others are implemented with an 18ct rose gold diamond loaded bezel for maximum dazzle on the wrist.
The gentleman’s Ballon Bleu de Cartier Chronograph watches are the more masculine out of the entire collection. These versions offer the gent a classic dial with perfectly rounded subscales and blue steeled hands, to provide a timepiece with a little added touch of functionality. The 42mm gentlemen’s watches feature a subtle date window located at the 3 o’clock position with the Cartier lettering underneath the twelfth hour, creating balance across the dial.
Whatever your reason for loving the sensational Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch design, it goes without saying that an ability to match quality with a unique style, is a skill set that Cartier never fail to impress with.