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Cartier is a pretty big name. One can be certain it resonates with more than just watch lovers. As one of the longest standing luxury goods companies around today. They produce a variety of jewelry, watches, fashion accessories, and more. Let’s take a look at a Cartier wristwatch that’s often overshadowed by their other offerings.  Like the Tank, Santos and the Cartier Ballon Bleu.

3 Different Cartier Ballon Bleus
3 Different Cartier Ballon Bleus

In a sea of diver homages, counterfeits, and generic quartz watches. It’s refreshing to witness a brand go the extra mile when producing a unique design. This is especially true when we approach the idea of a traditional dress watch.  It is often sterile and restrictive in many ways. It’s what we love about watches like the Submariner. You can spot it from a mile away and the Cartier Ballon Bleu has exactly the same effect. Neither overly dressy or sporty, the Ballon Bleu offers what could be one of the most unique experiences in wristwatch ownership.

Cartier Ballon Bleu

One of the most impressive aspects about the Ballon Bleu is the variety of options Cartier offers. It comes in several precious metals and is produced in sizes suitable for both men and women. It is available with the largest case produced at 46mm. This adds to the versatility of the Ballon Bleu and allows it to perform beyond the confines of a traditional dress watch. In a lot of ways, the Cartier Ballon Bleu feels equally at home with a t-shirt and jeans, it does with a suit and tie.

Cartier Ballon Bleu crown
Cartier Ballon Bleu crown

Cartier also designed one of the most unique, prominent features into the crown – crown guard. It’s a unique approach and serves as the most distinguishing element of the Ballon Bleu. The crown is fitted with a blue cabochon in classic Cartier fashion and hides behind a protective arch that serves as a crown guard. It’s a special and identifying solution that punctuates Cartier’s design philosophy, preserves tradition, and offers something extra the wearer can be proud of.

Cartier watch

Speaking of tradition, the dial features massive roman numerals, which serve as a cornerstone for Cartier design. They contrast beautifully with the rest of the dial and playfully support the entire experience you get out of wearing this watch. Pair it all with blue sword hands. You will have a watch that truly stands out in any situation you throw at it.

Cartier Ballon Bleu Chronograph
Cartier Ballon Bleu Chronograph

At Gray & Sons, we see our fair share of Ballon Bleu models come through the door and we absolutely love them. Come by and try one on! You might be surprised at how well the Ballon Bleu can fit into your collection. Don’t be surprised if it steals wrist time from the rest of your watches. If you’re in the market to buy pre-owned Cartier Ballon Bleu. Be sure to check out our entire Cartier watch inventory! We have the perfect model for everyone.