Cartier WE9008Z3 Ballon Bleu Rose Gold Diamond Bezel 44MM (31533)

31533 Cartier Ballon Bleu WE9008Z3, rose gold on a rose gold bracelet, diamond bezel, automatic movement, silver Opaline dial with Roman numerals and blued steel hands, centered sweep second hand, date at 3 O'Clock, fluted crown set with synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel, sapphire crystal, water resistant to 30 Meters, Diameter: 44 mm, Thickness: 15 mm, like new with original box and papers dated September of 2011. MSRP $58,500.

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This is an 18k rose gold/Diamond Pave Cartier Ballon Bleu WE9008Z3. It has an integral a rose gold link bracelet with a double folding deployment clasp, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It has a fluted pull out winding crown, set with a synthetic cabochon-shaped spinel that's completely protected by the gold "ballon," and there is a solid case back secured with 8 screws, and engraved "CARTIER –AUTOMATIC – WATER RESISTANT – SWISS MADE," with hallmarks and a serial number. The 44mm round solid two-body case, downturned lugs, and angled 122-diamond pave bezel, are polished. The dial is silver Opaline with a concentric wave pattern, black Roman numeral hour markers around a raised field, and with the secret Cartier signature in the VII. It has blued steel dauphine hands, a blued center sweep second hand, and inside is a black minute/second scale. There is an oval date aperture window at the 3 o'clock position. It's water resistant to 30 meters/100 feet, it has a 42-hour power reserve at full winding, and the 15mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Cartier Ballon Bleu WE9008Z3 has a mechanical automatic Cartier 049 caliber (base ETA 2892-A2) movement. It's rhodium plated with "oeil-de-perdrix" embellishment, and it's constructed with 21 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, and a monometallic balance. It includes an anti-shock device, a self-compensating flat balance spring, and a micrometer regulator. It also has a hacking seconds device for precision time setting, and the mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz).

The Cartier Ballon Bleu WE9008Z3 was introduced in the 2000's.