Purple Reigns

Considering Cartier’s close ties with the great royals throughout history (Princess Grace of Monaco and Edward VII come to mind), it is more than fitting that this timepiece in the Ballon bleu de Cartier collection is featured with a polished purple alligator strap. Throughout the ages the color purple has served as the foundation for the preferred palette of history’s greatest and most notorious leaders of royal courts.

But it is not just the exotic band of this spectacular timepiece that has aficionados salivating for its sumptuousness. The medium model, 18-karat pink gold case, set with round-cut diamonds, along with 18-karat pink gold fluted crown set with the trademark blue sapphire cabochon, also begs for attention. It features an alligator strap, and comes with a price tag of $39,175.

While the various pieces in the Ballon bleu de Cartier collection have certainly earned the attention and adorned the wrists of celebrities and world dignitaries, the large model in the Baignoire collection is also worthy of praise. At $14,200, the 18-karat pink gold case makes a statement with its 18-karat pink gold octagonal crown and 18-karat gold ardillion buckle. And the alligator strap is just the kind of luxury that we crave to feel brushing against our skin while wearing it. The limited edition Pasha Seatimer Lady watch, available in rose gold or yellow gold, features a rubber strap and is available for $36,300.

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