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Ballon Bleu de Cartier Floral Marquetry Parrot

Cartier 2014

Cartier: Ballon Bleu de Cartier Floral Marquetry Parrot

This limited edition of 20 brings to light a craft never before seen in watchmaking: floral marquetry. Authentic, coloured flower petals are meticulously cut into the desired shape using a marquetry scroll saw. These tiny pieces become a living, precious material, here transformed into the parrot's exuberant plumage. Onyx, emerald, diamonds and miniature painting complete this stunningly lifelike tableau.

Movement | self-winding Cartier 049 calibre

Functions | hours, minutes

Dial | 18k rhodium-plated white gold and 18k rose gold, floral and onyx marquetry, emerald eye

Case | round, 18k rhodium-plated white gold, 124 round diamonds (1.80 carats), crown set with a cabochon blue sapphire, 42 mm ø, 15.1 mm high, water-resistant to 30 metres