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  • Métiers d'Art
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Ballon Bleu de Cartier Enamel granulation with panther motif

Cartier 2016

Women's

Cartier has chosen the formal Simplicity of the Ballon Bleu as the setting for a rare craft, which calls on the combined mastery of Etruscan granulation and enamelling. At the heart of the dial, brought to life by a stunning palette of colours, Cartier's beloved panther once again steals the limelight. The enamel is first worked in pieces or in powder form, then stretched into threads which are chiselled into tiny flakes and finally heated to form minuscule beads. Thirty firings and close to one month are required to craft this mechanical watch in yellow gold, with a 42-mm diameter. Combining the expertise of the engraver, polisher, enameller, gem-setter and watchmaker to stunning effect, Cartier proposes this watch as a limited edition of 30 pieces.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Movement

  • Movement name
    Calibre 049
  • Energy supply
    Self-winding
  • Form
    Round
  • Diameter
    mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    Yellow gold with diamond bezel
  • Height/thickness
    14.35 mm
  • Diameter
    42.00 mm
  • Water-resistance
    30 m

Dial

  • Material
    Yellow gold with enamel granulation
  • Colour
    Yellow / orange / blue / black / white

Strap

  • Material
    Alligator
  • Colour
    Dark blue
  • Fastening
    Folding clasp

Artistic crafts

  • Type of stones
    Diamonds
  • N° of stones
    124 Units

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    30