The Ballon bleu de Cartier watch isn’t quite round
The Ballon bleu de Cartier watch is round on the top and round underneath, but if you look closer, you’ll see that its shape is somewhat more complex: a watch that seems to fit the wrist weightlessly, as if the two were already acquainted. Masculine? Feminine? Cartier plays with the shapes.
An exclusive detail in blue
Close up, the Ballon bleu de Cartier watch surprises. The winding mechanism is decorated with a sapphire cabochon, around which the dial orbits, and is more imposing than ever before due to a precious metal protective arch.
The art of displacement, the art of rupture
With soft curves reminiscent of a pebble and a case that is rounded on both sides, the style is somewhere between classic and futuristic. The glass magnifies the numbers and distorts time. The Roman numerals, displaced by the winding mechanism, stray from their usual path.
A very private circle for House of Cartier experts
The guilloche dial, the sword-shaped hands, the links of solid gold or solid brushed steel for the bracelet…At first glance, the latest model from the House of Cartier joins Cartier’s horology galaxy of time, with one exception.
The odyssey of the invisible
Ballon Bleu de Cartier? There is something unfamiliar about the name, a promise of a new horology planet. With its diffracted roundness, extra-blue winding mechanism, and elliptical profile, the Ballon bleu de Cartier watch draws a line between past and future, between what we know and what we would like to know about the universe and time. A watch satellite, whose sending into orbit Cartier has entrusted to six comic book writers. Because reading time is synonymous with dreaming, travelling, as if in an imaginary bubble. Seven Ninth Art writers for an odyssey album, a collective work, to be followed from one story to the next: a voyage through time for Moebius/Jean Giraud; bizarre thoughts around a blue stone for Glen Baxter; a tale of time through the interpretation of a Shakespeare sonnet for Lorenzo Mattotti, etc. A harmonic piece of work that also includes creations by Schuiten, Taniguchi, Floc’h and Burns.