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Do you dream of owning a Ballon Bleu de Cartier? You're not the only one...and who would blame you? When we encounter any of Cartier's watches, we know we're seeing a creation that personifies style and melds the best of modern progress and timeless beauty – everlasting elegance, if you will.

It is an almost universal truth that every woman has always and will always want to find that perfect timepiece that matches her life and who she is, while acknowledging and indulging her own inner royalty. With all that Cartier has to offer, the two are destined to meet - and one such meeting is in the Ballon Bleu. This begs an obvious question:

 

Who was last seen wearing the Ballon Bleu de Cartier?

With its longstanding reputation for being the "jeweler to kings", Cartier has long been patronized by the British Royal family. Most recently, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton was seen wearing the Ballon Bleu de Cartier Medium during her 2014 trip to Australia. A gift from her husband, the watch is embedded with a sapphire that matches her Princess Diana engagement ring.

Given that she tends to an appearance of style and class without being flashy or extravagant, this watch is an ideal match for the Duchess and was the perfect finish to each outfit. As every authority on fashion will agree, elegance is best left understated – a theory that perfectly describes her and the watch!

      

Looking at how Middleton has paired the watch with different outfits, we can see just how wearable it really is and how well it will go with pretty much anything. The sheer stature of a Cartier watch aside, this watch is an accessorizing go-to for every woman!

 

What is the Ballon Bleu de Cartier?

A fairly recent creation from the house of Cartier, the Ballon Bleu series of watches is an expression of elegance for men and women alike. As rich a blue as the sapphire in its side, the Ballon Bleu has an ethereal appearance to it, which is further highlighted by its round case, complete with a loop over the crown to give it a complete, flowing finish.

Graced with a guilloché dial in which the sword-shaped hands, aided by a sapphire cabochon winding mechanism, gracefully glide across a Roman numeral display, the Ballon Bleu is available in a variety of sizes and movements, making it suitable for all tastes.

 

The Ballon Bleu de Cartier Medium

Let us focus on Kate's choice. At a diameter of 36.6mm, the Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch Medium size, is suited to almost every woman. With its steel bracelet, this 12.05mm thick timepiece is a delicate, yet definite presence on your wrist – a picture of class and refinement. Its quartz movement guarantees flawless performance, rendering this watch a perfect meld of form and function!

Fashioned in a steel case, this timepiece is designed without diamonds, which nonetheless does not detract in any way from its inherent elegance - a hallmark of all things Cartier! Its more low-key appearance, as compared to others in the collection, makes it extremely versatile across different occasions and styles. Irrespective of whether you're dressing for that corporate lunch, a black-tie dinner, brunch at the country club, or a sun-downer at the beach, no watch will give you that mysterious "something" quite this one!

Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, medium model W69011Z4     Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, medium model W69011Z4

Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, medium model W69011Z4

 

It's a given that all women love Cartier. That being said, if the Ballon Bleu de Cartier is your dream watch, contact us or come down to CJ Charles in La Jolla so that we can help you turn that dream into your reality!

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