Lot 16: Cartier Ballon Bleu, Ref. 3109, Switzerland, c.2012
October 26, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Cartier Ballon Bleu, Ref. 3109
Switzerland, circa 2012
Automatic movement, caliber 8101 MC, 33 jewels; hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph
Metallic Silver and Silver sunburst guilloché dial with printed black Roman numeral hour-markers, chronograph registers and constant seconds subdials, date aperture, minutes inner ring; Blued Baton hands
Stainless Steel case, crown with sapphire cabochon, pushers, and screw-down sapphire caseback
Cartier Black alligator leather strap with Cartier Stainless Steel deployant clasp
Hallmarked on the caseback, and clasp
Case No. 173015RX
Case Diameter: 44mm
Very good condition with minor traces of wear; Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense
Please be advised that straps or bands made of materials derived from regulated species materials (including lizard, alligator, crocodile, et al) may not be sold with the watches and may be for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping.
Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 by Louis Francois Cartier and is one of the pioneers in watchmaking style. Cartier was one of the first watchmakers to introduce a rectangular shape, thus becoming a leader of uniquely designed timepieces. This is reflected in their collection consisting of the iconic Tank and Santos watches, both which have become classics. Cartier played a major role in promoting the shift in popularity from pocket to wristwatches.
Overhaul is recommended at the buyer’s expense. Long-term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. Size and weight may deviate from the manufacturer’s indication. All watches are hand-measured and weighed.
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