Ladies Watch of the Week: Cartier Ladies Ballon Bleu Midsize Quartz Strap Watch

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‘A Pioneer in Modern Watchmaking’, that is Cartier’s maxim, and with their Cartier Ladies Ballon Bleu Midsize Quartz Strap Watch they have continued that trend of excellence and daring frontiersmanship.

Exquisitely and unmistakeably Cartier, the Ballon Bleu Midsize elegantly displays the watchmaker’s distinctive roman numerals set upon the sapphire spinel cabochon within the slight 33mm stainless steel case. However, it is the addition of the stunning sapphire on the crown that truly gives this watch its individual and eye-catching aesthetic. The subtle complements of blue and silver boast a midnight quality to this timepiece, standing in impressive contrast to the white alligator bracelet for a truly unique appearance.

The case’s convex curves house a guilloche dial upon which the sword-blade hands sit. These, in combination with the roman numerals, evoke the timelessness of this watch, a modern classic rooted in ancient principles, practised and refined for decades in the development of Cartier’s watch making perfection. As such, the Ballon Bleu accompanies any attire extremely well, though the carefree elegance and playful combination of colours lends itself especially well to wardrobe of the chic individual.
Cartier bases everything they do in their quest for perfection. Often known as ‘the Jeweller of Kings’ since King Edward VII named them as such, Cartier upholds this magnanimous title today, producing watches and jewellery for the world’s elite, including the First Lady, Michelle Obama. Cartier began in Paris in 1847, founded by Louis-Francois Cartier, and was run by him until 1874, when his son Alfred Cartier took over the company. It was, however, Alfred’s three sons, Louis, Pierre and Jacques who established Cartier as a worldwide name.

From their first wristwatch in 1904, the Santos (named for the Brazilian pioneer aviator Alberto Santons-Dumont), Cartier has continued and enhanced their excellence. 1912 saw the inception of the Baignoire and Tortue models which are still in production today, and though Cartier ceased to be a family business in 1964, it continues to design and manufacture some of the most elegant, precise and beautiful jewellery and timepieces in the world.

The Cartier Ladies Ballon Bleu Midsize Quartz Strap watch is available at Banks Lyon along with an extensive range of stunning Cartier watches to purchase. Like all of our watches, the Ballon Bleu Midsize is available to purchase on finance for just a 10% deposit and 24 monthly payments at just £121.87 per month. If you would like to speak to a member of staff about this watch, please contact us and we will be happy to deal with any request you have.