Written by: Krystal Esquillo
The Ballon Bleu de Cartier Watch WE902048 proves that there’s no ignoring a diamond, especially when it is elegantly incorporated within a superior, luxury timepiece.
Whether you’re out for the night or celebrating a special occasion, this accessory will be gleaming. The entire 18-carat white gold watch is coated in rhodium, a precious metal in the platinum group noted for its silvery-white appearance. This reflective, hypoallergenic metal is becoming an increasingly popular choice for jewelry plating due to its ability to give white gold, silver and platinum a more brilliant finish.
Cartier’s Ballon Bleu collection has an immediately recognizable look, its name a reflection of the watch’s visual weightlessness. Rounded on both sides, the pebble-like case appears to hover above the wrist. The crown’s deep blue sapphire cabochon also tricks the eye, almost floating within the protective bubble created by the rhodiumized white gold arch.
A sea of diamonds sparkle on the dial, slightly magnified under the rounded sapphire crystal. The absence of hour markers ensures the focus remains on the brilliant-cut diamonds. No Roman or Arabic numerals compete with the dazzling display—only the Cartier logo and trademark blue, sword-shaped hands stand out against the silver-white field.
– 33 mm in diameter, 9.96 mm thickness
– Dial and bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds
– 18-carat rhodiumized white gold case
– 18-carat rhodiumized white gold bracelet with hidden folding clasp
– Blue sapphire cabochon set in fluted, 18-carat rhodiumized white gold crown
– Sapphire crystal
– Self-winding caliber Cartier 076 mechanical movement
– Water resistant to 30 meters
The beauty and elegance of the Ballon Bleu de Cartier WE902048 is undeniable. Minimal additional features enable the diamonds to stand out on their own in a simple, yet exquisite way. The status and sophistication of this timepiece make it a great accessory for special evenings and celebrations—and a great gift for that special someone.
Though many women appreciate diamonds, this style may be overly-extravagant for some. Perhaps another Cartier design with just a diamond-set bezel would be sufficient. Also, the Cartier caliber 076 is an automatic movement, so if it’s not worn daily, it will require frequent winding. Many women do not wear diamond-accented jewelry every day, so that factor may be a deterrent.
If you want an accessory that makes a statement every time it’s worn, the diamond-paved, radiant Ballon Bleu de Cartier Women’s Watch WE902048 is the right decision.