Kate MiddletonDuchess of Cambridge and owner of a refined and brilliant wardrobe, is not like the Queen Letizia, which constantly repeats dresses, coats and accessories. Kate is more than brand new. However, when it comes to dressing the doll, she is faithful to a brand and a model: the Cartier Blue Balloona discreet steel watch that completes your day-to-day outfits and some more formal ones.
It was a gift from her husband, the prince william of englandfor their third wedding anniversary, on April 29, 2014. Cartier is the official watchmaker (or unofficial) of the royal familyas it provides its members with exclusive jewelry sets produced for them (which we don’t know if they pay for or not).
Kate’s mother-in-law, Lady Di, Princess of Waleswore a watch Tankalso chosen by Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex. Even Kate’s sister, Pippa Middletonsometimes boasts another Ballon Bleu, in this case gold and adorned with diamonds, much more expensive than Kate’s, which is around 6,000 euros.
The Ballon Bleu collection has written a brief chapter in Cartier’s history, having been born in 2007, but it almost rivals the French watch and jewelery maker’s more established lines such as Tank and Santos for fame. As it is unisex, we have seen the actors wear it Nicole Kidman y Johnny Deppand betray its Roman numerals, its crown protected with a blue synthetic spinel cabochon and its silver dial decorated with the engraving technique. guilloche.
The Ballon Bleu adopts infinite versions (up to 110, currently): in white gold and diamonds, extra-flat, with mechanical or quartz movement, extra-large chronograph, tabletop with alarm… Kate Middleton prefers a simple one, in stainless steel and without diamonds, which matches her engagement ring that belonged to her mother-in-law. A sober choice that says a lot about his style and his desire for discretion.
Functions: hours, minutes and seconds
Cash register: steel; 36mm diameter and 12.1mm thick; fluted crown with synthetic spinel cabochon
Ball: silver with engraving guilloche
Correa: interchangeable steel bracelet
Precio: 6.250 euros
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