The Ballon Bleu de Cartier Collection
The Ballon Bleu de Cartier collection was introduced in 2007 and is distinguished by its complex shape. Cartier’s familiar roundness is distorted is distorted by the unique placement of the crown. The crown is decorated by a blue sapphire cabochon and protected by a piece of precious metal that orbits the winding mechanism. This feature diverts the usual path of the numerals adding a futuristic effect to an otherwise classical design. Subtle features like the blue sword shaped hands and sapphire crystal that magnifies the time add a sense of understated elegance. Ballon Bleu is the youngest collection in the Cartier range and has become an instant classic among watch lovers.