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Ballon Bleu de Cartier Vibrating setting watch

A revolutionary new setting that makes the diamonds scintillate

The Watch Quote™ - March 3rd, 2015



Cartier’s long and illustrious history allows the jeweller to draw on more than 160 years of jewellery expertise. It is a craft elevated to great Art by the daring and style of its creations and by ambitious designs that constantly stimulate technical innovation. Throughout its history, Cartier has created surprises, broken with tradition and challenged accepted truths while strengthening its expertise.



Why not use platinum? How do you adjust a bracelet to hold the watch as close as possible to the wrist? Is it possible to make the watch hands fl oat freely? The answers are found in the Garland style, the folding clasp and the mystery clocks.

With the invention of a revolutionary setting, Cartier starts a new chapter of its watchmaking and jewellery history

There are many links between jewellery and watchmaking, with discoveries shared and developed within the two fields.

At the end of the 19th century, the so-called “trembling setting” technique was introduced, enabling Cartier to let its diamonds move freely without restraint. Today, this has inspired Cartier’s ground-breaking Vibrating Setting, an utterly feminine and modern creation.

Diamonds that scintillate on the wrist like never before

This magical version of the Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch is designed to reveal the energy within the diamonds. It sparkles with brilliance yet radiates a gentle softness. The Vibrating Setting is truly revolutionary. Cartier has made several patent applications for this ingenious invisible system which brings precious stones to life and makes the diamonds gleam and pulsate like the beating of a heart.

The effect is amazing, like a wave of light in a constant state of change. It is the magical feeling of wearing a piece of living jewellery that throbs with the natural vibrations of the diamonds.

This captivating version of the Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch is fi tted with the extra-thin movement 430 MC, a true insider’s secret for women who recognise beautiful watchmaking.

Ballon Bleu de Cartier Vibrating setting watch
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Ballon Bleu de Cartier 42 mm Vibrating Setting

Technical data




Movement : Mechanical with manual winding
Calibre : 430 MC
Case : Rhodium-finish 18-carat white gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds
Diameter : 42mm
Fluted crown : Set with a sapphire cabochon
Sword-shaped hands : Blued steel
Dial :NAC-treated 18-carat white gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds
Case thickness: 14.05 mm
Water-resistant : 3 bar (~30 metres)
Bracelet : Rhodium-finish 18-carat white gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds
Limited edition : 20 individually numbered timepieces

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