Among Cartier’s many new releases for 2011 was this ultra-thin version of the popular Ballon Bleu. I am not totally sure why the Ballon Bleu is so popular.
The great popularity makes the replica Cartier Ballon Bleu a great chance to develop, for the workmanship in copying it is quite easy.
Thin watches are hot in recent years. Brands can charge the same amount for a watch with less precious metal – and they can claim you are paying for the complexity of miniaturization. That argument might make sense, but thin watches have been around for generations.
To be fair, the actual thickness of a thin watch doesn’t really matter unless you want to claim you have the thinnest one in the world, as is the case with some Piaget watches. What does matter is how they look and feel on the wrist. Cartier isn’t in the game to beat any records, but it does want to offer a thin profile version of the popular seller – and it does look pretty classy. Thin just seems to be the popular thing to do these days, and brands are experimenting where they might not without this trend being around. The thin case of the Ballon Bleu Extra-Flat for even replica is broad and flat.
With only two hands and Cartier Roman numerals, the guilloche machine engraved dial looks slick and still easy to read. Whether or not you like the style of it is a matter of taste, we have to admit it is pretty attractive.