BALLON BLEU DE CARTIER
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Welcome to the Ballon Bleu de http://www.nalumar.com/cartier-roadster-replica-uk.html, a new constellation in the firmament of horology. Introduced four years ago, the collection has quickly formed a formidable presence in the iconography of the luxury brand
Text: Ashok Soman
The landscape of horology is constantly shifting, with new discoveries and technical breakthroughs defining the art and science of time. These developments affect the course of time itself, in some instances, and usually raise the bar in timekeeping. Once in a blue moon, so to speak, these breakthroughs can be felt as well as seen.
Welcome to the Ballon Bleu de cartier santos replica, a new constellation in the firmament of horology. Introduced just four years ago, the collection has quickly formed a formidable presence in the iconography of the luxury brand.
Look closely at the Ballon bleu watch and you will see that it is more than just a round watch. Dial-side and case back, the watch is rounded, giving it the likeness of a pebble when seen in profile. It is this characteristic that marks and unites the collection, above all others. This design cue is unique to the Ballon bleu, making it distinct from audemars piguet replica uk's other noble watches.
Contrary to what one might assume, the pebble-shape does not make this watch difficult to wear. Instead, it gives a Ballon bleu de Cartier watch the appearance of floating magically just above the wrist. In effect, the watch appears to orbit the wrist, to return to the cosmological metaphor.
This roundness is neither masculine nor feminine. Instead, it succeeds in bringing a bit of both to the equation, giving the impression of a watch that is muscular in its femininity or curvaceous in its masculinity.
The crown of the Ballon bleu de Cartier is also a feature common to all watches in this collection. A sapphire cabochon decorates the crown and gives the collection its name, in fact. The distinctive protective arch marries the crown into the case.
Cartier's trademark Roman numerals grace the guilloche dials of the collection, as do sword-shaped hands. The position of the crown and the winding mechanism displace the numerals slightly, causing them to stray from their customary path a little. Given the curvature of the crystal, a certain degree of distortion also occurs. This adds to the magical qualities of even the most basic watch of the Ballon bleu de Cartier collection.