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  • Manufacturer: Cartier
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 3321
    Movement No: 195
    Case No: 18/50
    Model Name: Ballon Bleu De Cartier Flying Tourbillon Second Time Zone
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9456, 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Cartier deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 46.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Cartier Certificate dated September 10, 2013, additional Certificate confirming the present watch is numbered 18/50, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch displays a marvelous combination of complications housed with within the iconic Ballon Bleu case. It not only displays an open work regulator-style dial, it even has a flying tourbillon at 6 o'clock, along with a dual time zone indication. The two hour indicators "jump", which minimizes time loss, and the second time zone is adjusted via a pusher at 10 o'clock.

    While the manufacture today has scaled back on its complicated timepieces, Cartier had imagined a number of models during this period that combined their classic design codes with daring horological designs. The present timepiece is furthermore part of a limited edition series produced in 50 examples and is preserved in excellent condition. It is furthermore accompanied by all its original accessories such as its Cartier Certificate dated September 10, 2013, additional Certificate confirming the present watch is numbered 18/50, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Artist Biography

    Cartier

    French

    With the Constitution of 1848 came a new standard for luxury in France. Founded one year prior by Louis-Francois Cartier, the house of Cartier was one of the first to use platinum in jewelry making. This incredibly expensive material became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms and attitude. It helped men move from pocket watches to wristwatches, effectively making the watch much more functional and prominent in a man's overall wardrobe.

    Cartier did not only touch on functionality. Inspired by a commissioned painting by George Barbier featuring a black panther at the feet of an elegantly bejeweled woman, Cartier began incorporating wild animals in his designs—most notably, Cartier Panthère rings, bangle bracelets and watches. Yet it wasn't until the late 1960s that the house of Cartier debuted their iconic yellow and rose gold LOVE collection, which includes the famous bracelet that only a special screwdriver can open. 

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Ref. 3321
A rare and attractive white gold jumping dual time limited edition wristwatch with flying tourbillon, regulator-style dial, original certificate and presentation box

Circa 2013
46.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
CHF25,000 - 45,000 
€23,200-41,700
$27,200-49,000

Sold for CHF52,920

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

[email protected]

RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020

Geneva Auction 8 November 2020