Cartier Women’s Ballon Bleu Stainless Steel Dress Watch (W69010Z4): Review –


Cartier has long been one of the most respected watchmakers and jewelers in the world, with their innovative and legendary designs, luxury materials, and versatility in the creation of fine jewelry and timepieces that are in a class of their own.

This Jeweler to Kings has retained their luxury status into the modern fashion world with classics and new designs that have kept up with trends around the world.

Cartier Women’s Ballon Bleu Dress Watch

Brand: Cartier
Type: Women’s Ballon Bleu Stainless Steel Dress Watch
Model: W69010Z4


This Cartier Women’s Ballon Bleu Dress Watch is a beautiful example of Cartier’s sophisticated style in women’s fashion. The 28mm stainless steel case is complemented by the polished stainless steel, stationary bezel and stainless steel link bracelet.

This timepiece is polished and silvered for a look that will go with any outfit and dress occasion.


Technical Specifications and Features:

  • Movement: Cartier Calibre 057 Swiss-Quartz
  • Dial Window Material: Scratch-Resistant Sapphire Crystal
  • Case Diameter: 28mm
  • Item Shape: Round
  • Display: Analog
  • Dial: Roman Numeral Silvered Opaline
  • Bezel Material: Stainless Steel, Polished
  • Bezel Function: Stationary
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Case Thickness: 9.1mm
  • Bracelet: Stainless Steel, Silver Color
  • Clasp: Deployment Clasp
  • Band Length: Women’s Standard
  • Band Width: 14mm
  • Dial Hands: Sword-shaped Steel
  • Crown: Stainless Steel, Fluted Crown Set with Black Synthetic Cabochon Spinel Crystal
  • Water Resistance: 99 feet (30 meters)
  • Weight: 15.84 ounces

Power Source

This Cartier Ballon Bleu Dress Watch uses a Swiss Quartz movement as its power source. This Swiss Quartz movement is made by Cartier and is a Cartier Calibre 057 movement.

Cartier Calibre 057 Swiss-Quartz Movement

The Good

There are many excellent features and impressive design points to this Cartier Ballon Bleu. This timepiece brings the world of classic Cartier and reinvents it with design features to bring it into the modern age.

The analog display features Roman numerals and silvered opaline design on the dial, which complements the blued hands and stainless steel construction of this timepiece.

From the fluted crown set with black synthetic cabochon spinel crystal, the Roman numeral silvered opaline dial, the sword-shaped steel blued hands, and the in-set third Roman numeral pushed inwards in design by the crown, this dress watch is unique and stands out among the rest.


As classy as it is unique, the overall look matches perfectly with the stainless steel material paired with the silvered opaline dial, a scratch-resistant Sapphire crystal dial window, a polished stainless steel bezel, and the coup de grace: a silvered stainless steel linked band.

This timepiece is also water resistant up to 99 feet (30 meters). With a case diameter of 28mm, it is the perfect size for the delicate wrist when dressing up for any occasion.

The Bad

While not necessarily a negative aspect, the power source for this timepiece is a Swiss-made Quartz movement. For a timepiece of this caliber, one would expect an automatic movement. However, the function of this Cartier-made Swiss Calibre 057 Quartz is excellent and reliable.


The real highlight to this Cartier is the silver opaline dial featuring beautiful blued steel sword-shaped hands with black Roman numeral hour markers. This dial face is framed by the polished stainless steel, stationary bezel and a beautiful crown that lies in-set at the 3 o’clock position.


This crown is fluted with synthetic cabochon, which is a synthetic gem that is polished but not faceted. This offers an elegant and strong look as well as a unique style that pushes in the number three Roman numeral towards the midline of the dial.

This unique look is perfected by the blued steel hands and the silvered opaline dial.

With minute markers running along an inner ring, the overall look is one of simple but elegant modern fashion.


To purchase this fine, luxury Cartier Women’s Ballon Bleu Stainless Steel Dress Watch (model W6901Z4), on for $3,695.00.


Overall Impression

My overall impression of this Cartier Women’s Ballon Bleu timepiece is that it is a pinnacle of luxury and craftsmanship. With functionality that can be relied upon, quality construction materials, a design that is both unique and classy, and a price that reflects the excellence of Cartier, this timepiece is an impressive piece of watchmaking.

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