Cartier, the king of jewelers and the jeweler of kings, has introduced a new artistic craft known as enamel granulation. The process combines the arts of enameling and Etruscan granulation, a goldsmith’s technique dating back to the first half of the third millennium B.C.
The Cartier Ballon Bleu De replica watch consists of creating minuscule beads of gold and then mounting them on a plaque. Following the same process, the enamel was first worked in pieces or in powder form, then stretched out into delicate threads which are chiselled into fine flakes and heated by blowpipe, until they are also formed into beads, one by one.
They are then assembled together in accordance with the motif concerned. This technique of Cartier Ballon Bleu De Cartier Enamel Granulation replica watch is all the more delicate to carry out because the craftsman needs to take into account the details of the fusion temperature for each color of enamel used. A large number of firings are therefore required, sometimes involving over thirty operations, and with a clearly-defined order for placing the beads and enameling.
The Cartier Ballon Bleu De Cartier Enamel Granulation replica watch with panther motif – a watch which required nearly a month of work – features a panther’s head that is strikingly lifelike in appearance and expression. The Cartier 42mm Mens Replica 18-carat yellow gold case is set with 124 brilliant-cut diamonds while the fluted crown is adorned with a sapphire cabochon.
The Cartier Ballon Bleu De Cartier Enamel Granulation replica watch is made in a limited series of 30 individually numbered pieces, fitted with a dark blue alligator strap, secured by a double adjustable folding buckle, and set with 43 brilliant-cut diamonds.