The Cartier Ballon Blue line was introduced in 2007. It features a smooth, pebble-like case. One of its signature elements is the recessed & protected crown and the ‘dent’ it causes in the dial. Reference WGBB0017 has a pink gold case and a silver dial. It is powered by the self-winding caliber 049 and fitted with an alligator strap.
|Family:||Ballon Blue de Cartier|
|Name:||Ballon Blue de Cartier 42 Automatic Pink Gold / Silver|
Below is a detailed look at Cartier’s model WGBB0017 from Ballon Blue de Cartier watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.
Cartier’s Ballon Blue de Cartier 42 Automatic Pink Gold / Silver (WGBB0017) was originally released in 2007. This watch features a automatic movement beating at a frequency of 28800 bph ( 4 Hz) to provide a 42-hour power reserve when fully wound.
The pink gold case measures 42.1mm in diameter and roughly 13mm thick. The round case is paired with a silver color dial with sword-shaped hands, and a roman numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. Cartier’s Ballon Blue de Cartier model WGBB0017 is water resistant up to 30 meters (98 ft). A solid caseback is over the back of the watch case.
The Ballon Blue de Cartier WGBB0017 movement is a powered by caliber 49 made by Cartier. The 21-jewel automatic movement is 25.6mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour or 4 Hz. This movement offers a 42-hour power reserve.
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How much does the Cartier’s Ballon Blue de Cartier WGBB0017 cost? This watch was introduced in 2007 and has been in Cartier’s collection for around . This watch is not a limited release. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.
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- Brand: Cartier
- Model: Ballon Blue de Cartier 42 Automatic Pink Gold / Silver
- Reference Number: WGBB0017
- Limited: No
Case & Dial:
- Material: Pink gold
- Glass: Sapphire
- Back: Solid
- Diameter: 42.1
- Thickness: 13
- Lug Width: N/A
- Dial Color: Silver
- Indexes: Roman Numerals and Sword-shaped hands
- Water Resistance: 30 meters
- Winding: Automatic
- Brand: Cartier
- Caliber: 49
- Display: Analog
- Diameter: 25.6mm
- Jewels: 21
- Power Reserve: 42 hours
- Frequency: 28800 bph
- Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds
Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 by master jeweler Louis Francois Cartier. His son Alfred took over in 1874, but it would be the grandsons Louis, Pierre and Jacques lay the foundation for to building the brand into what it is today. The company would remain in hands of the family until 1972. While primarily a jewelry brand, Cartier has a rich and deep history when it comes to watches. It … introduced its ladies wristwatch well before the end of the 19th century, while the first men’s watch was designed in 1904 at the request of famous aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. The latter would serve as the inspiration for the 1911 Santos wristwatch, one of many icons of the Parisian brand. Cartier is part of the Richemont group.
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