Hands-On with the Cartier Ballon Bleu 42mm Replica Watches Automatic in Steel
A brand is lucky if it has one bestselling form watch – meaning a watch case that isn’t round – but Cartier Replica Watches mastery of the shaped watch has spawned numerous iconic designs, from the Santos to Tank to Crash to Tortue.
While it had a familiar and an apparently simple circular shape, the Ballon Bleu de Cartier Luxury Replica Watches had a distinctive compound curve profile, leaving it looking like a perfectly rounded pebble composed of numerous curves on several planes.
The Ballon Bleu got its name from the blue synthetic spinel set into the winding crown, which appears to be floating within the round crown guard. It’s worth pointing out that the blue cabochon on the Cheap Replica Watches crown was not a new idea; these were already a Cartier signature on its earliest wristwatches, and even some pocket watches, albeit in natural blue sapphire.
Since its introduction, the Ballon Bleu has embraced new complications, sizes, materials and decorative techniques, priced from affordable to stratospheric, all while retaining the signature case style. This year, amidst the massive revamp of the Replica Watches Santos, the brand has quietly launched a new, entry-level Ballon Bleu in stainless steel with a deep blue dial.
The new Ballon Bleu democratises a colour hitherto available only on far pricier models, like the Ballon Bleu Extra-Flat in platinum or the Cartier Ballon Bleu Replica Watches Flying Tourbillon, and never before an entry-level steel model, which retails for slightly over US$6000.
The case is identical to that of the other 42mm Ballon Bleu Copy watches, a largish 42mm but easy on the wrist due to the short lugs. The front and side surfaces are identically finished with a simple mirrored polish, while the back is brushed; a sensible decision given that watches are usually placed on their backs and a matte finish hides scratches better.