About This Watch:
Sophisticated and timeless, the Cartier Ballon Bleu, housed in a round watch case with short lugs, bubble crystal, and a curved bezel, is shaped much like a pebble. The unique crown guard design gives the signature blue cabochon crown the appearance of floating off of the case. The dial features Roman numerals and an inner minute track that follows the case shape with its unique curve at the 3 o’clock position around the crown guard.
The History: The Cartier brand was founded in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier in Paris. In 1904, his grandson Louis developed the brand's first wristwatch at the request of Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. The first design consisted of a flat-faced watch with a square bezel and a simple-to-read dial. The watch was named the Santos and became Cartier's first wristwatch for men.
The Watch: The Cartier Ballon Bleu Ref W6901124 features a polished 36mm case. The polished fixed bezel is convex, with a highly domed sapphire crystal. The dial features Roman numerals with the Cartier text as one of the legs of the V at the 7 o’clock position. The hands on the Ballon Bleu are sword-shaped and blued, with the fluted blue cabochon crown sitting inside the unique crown protector. Powered by a quartz movement, the Ballon Bleu is water resistant up to 30 meters.
The Details: The Pre-owned Cartier Ballon Bleu Ref W6901124 is in good condition, with some wear present on the case and bracelet, which is visible in the photographs. Included with this timepiece is the Cartier stainless steel bracelet.