Ultra-thin watches were one of the more noticeable trends at SIHH this year. Cartier’s new creation in this category is the Extra-flat Ballon Bleu de Cartier. This distinctive timepiece retains Cartier’s signature design elements, and at 46mm, it is a powerful presence on the wrist, despite its diminutive profile. Find pricing and wallpaper images inside.
The Extra-flat Ballon Bleu de Cartier is available in pink gold, white gold, and platinum. The gold versions have silver guilloché dials, while the dial on the platinum version is deep blue. All versions have a blue cabochon crown, and water resistance is 30 meters. All three versions are available in numbered limited series.
As we go to press, only approximate U.S. pricing is available: pink gold $20,300, white gold $21,800, platinum $32,550.
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Extra-flat Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch
Case: 18 carat pink or white gold; 950/1000 platinum
Diameter: 46 mm
Crown: fluted and set with a sapphire cabochon
Water-resistance: 30 meters / 100 ft / 3 bar
Hands: sword-shaped in blued or rhodium-plated steel
Strap: brown or blue alligator skin
Clasp: double adjustable folding in 18 carat pink or white gold, or 950/1000 platinum