10 Mar 2012

Cartier’s Ballon Bleu W6900556 Review

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Written by: Stacy McCullough

Cartier is known for its beautiful and luxurious watches. If you are looking for a watch that is a status symbol renowned around the world, then Cartier is your brand. One of their most prestigious lines is the Ballon Bleu line that encompasses all of the Cartier signatures in a modern style. The Cartier Ballon Bleu W6900556 is one of these exceptional pieces.

Formed with solid 18k white gold, the W6900556 is a watch that is made to impress. The crown – also in 18k white gold – is topped with a cabochon-shaped spinet in sapphire. The well-thought out details like this are what make the Cartier watches so desirable. Cartier placed a silver opaline dial with Roman Numerals to help you keep time.  The Ballon Bleu is another watch that showcases the blue sword shaped hands and these look stunning against the silver dial and white gold.   The case is 37mm in diameter and completely circular. A Sapphire crystal scratch-resistant window protects the dial. While the watch is not made to be worn during heavy work, it should withstand every day wear and tear to still look remarkable at red carpet events. The crystal is slightly domed, as is the back, to add to the Ballon Bleu’s look. Cartier brought this watch together with a black leather strap that includes a decorative crocodile pattern. It closes with a beautiful deployment buckle that will be sure to keep the watch on your wrist at all times. One of the other beautiful details of this watch is the crown protector built into the case.  You will still be able to use the crown, but that sapphire cabochon will stay safe. And you shouldn’t need to wind the watch at all because it uses automatic movement. This means you have accurate time and won’t have to worry about winding every day.


  • Water-Resistant 30m
  • Crown Protector
  • Solid 18k White Gold


  • Expensive
  • Strap Not Water Resistant

The Ballon Bleu retails for $15,300.  This is not a watch that anyone can purchase easily. If you like the Ballon Bleu, but think this model may not be the best for you be sure to check out the W6900356 with yellow gold and a brown leather strap or the W69003Z2 that is all yellow gold. But if you are looking for a timeless watch that will last a lifetime, Cartier’s Ballon Bleu W6900556 is one of the best choices.

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