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Cartier

Ballon Bleu, Ref. 3326 Limited edition pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with dual time indication Circa 2009

Restricted Species

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 80,000 GBP

Cartier

Cartier

Ballon Bleu, Ref. 3326 Limited edition pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with dual time indication Circa 2009

Ballon Bleu, Ref. 3326 Limited edition pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with dual time indication Circa 2009

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 80,000 GBP

Lot sold:

40,320

GBP

Cartier

Ballon Bleu, Ref. 3326

Limited edition pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with dual time indication

Circa 2009


Dial: silvered, semi-skeletonised

Calibre: cal. 9456 MC manual winding, 44 jewels

Movement Number: 29

Case: 18k pink gold, back secured by screws

Case Number: 22/50

Closure: Cartier alligator strap and 18k pink gold deployant buckle 

Dimensions: 46 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: Cartier certificate, booklets and presentation case

MVT: running at the time of cataloguing. CASE: with wear throughout, scuffs and scratches. DIAL: in very good condition.


Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

"ENDANGERED SPECIES This lot contains endangered species. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict or prohibit the import of certain items to protect wildlife conservation. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot to the US. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation."

This exceptional Cartier was revealed in 2013. The elegant Ballon Bleu case protects a grand complication movement. In addition to the tourbillon, the watch works like a regulator with the central minutes and the two subsidiary dials for local and second time indication. Cartier realized a tour de force as this piece is a double jump hour, with each hour hand jumping at the start of a new hour. 


Requiring the highest level of expertise, only 50 pieces were produced in total, the present lot being No. 22.