SIHH 2013 Preview: Cartier Ballon Bleu Tourbillon Watch

Cartier Ballon Bleu Tourbillon White Gold Watch

Cartier is debuting another exciting piece this month in Geneva during the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), a new Ballon Bleu Tourbillon. This watch has very distinctive features such as the minute hand in the center with dual jump-hour counters. The second time zone indicator is advanced by the pusher at 10 o’clock. Although this combination is unusual the execution of the craft is a definite work of art. This new Ballon Bleu Tourbillon is housed in a substantial 46mm white gold or rose gold case and while the case seems to be an ample size, this watch still maintains rather slim aesthetics with the case being only 13.8mm wide. Inside the watch you will find that Cartier has utilized the Cartier Caliber MC9456 with added jump hour module and the Geneva Seal. This movement without the jump hour module is already found in current high-end Cartier pieces.

Cartier Ballon Bleu Tourbillon Rose Gold Watch

This new Ballon Bleu Tourbillon is limited to 50 pieces in either white gold or rose gold with each timepiece stamped with its own number. The retail price is expected to be between $100,000 and $150,000.

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Cartier sure seems to have a very strong start for the new year with this new Ballon Bleu Tourbillon along with the previously posted Calibre de Cartier Chronograph watch. Visit our Cartier page to view the full collection or stop by our stores to find of your own beautiful Cartier timepiece.

Cartier Ballon Bleu Tourbillon Caseback Closeup

Cartier Ballon Bleu Tourbillon Watch Specifications

• Cartier Caliber MC9456 in-house automatic movement

• Hours, minutes, seconds,

• Diameter:46 mm
• Case Material: 18k White Gold or 18K Rose Gold
• Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire
• Water Resistant: 100 meters

• Brown leather or Black leather

Cartier Ballon Bleu Tourbillon Dial Closeup

King Jewelers is an authorized Cartier watch dealer in Nashville, Tennessee. We offer first-class service, expert product knowledge, and complete watch repair services on all Cartier watches. King Jewelers sells and services Cartier watches for the entire Central South region including Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, and all of Tennessee. For more information regarding Cartier watches, please visit our Cartier brand education page or visit Also, feel free to explore the Cartier collection through our website.

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David King is the Director of Business Development of King Jewelers. A Graduate Gemologist with specialties in luxury timepieces, diamonds, and marketing, his main responsibilities include advertising & marketing, events, watch buying, client relations, concierge services, website development, brand management, and business development.

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