Celebrities Love the Cartier Ballon Bleu

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, the Cartier Ballon Bleu is a seriously hot watch. If Sofia Vergara, or Julianne Hough weren’t enough to back that up, we’ve added two more starlets to our roster of Ballon Bleu fans.

Hollywood heavyweight Melanie Griffith rocked her Cartier while attending an awards ceremony in Munich last week. Meanwhile, we added another British starlet to our list of celebrity crushes when we spotted Lydia Bright wearing her stainless steel Ballon Bleu to the UK premier of Katy Perry’s new movie, Part of Me. Check out the pics of both events and the ladies with their watches:

Want a piece of the action for yourself? Because the Ballon Bleu is such a new model, and so wildly popular, they are difficult to find at a discount or at all on the pre-owned market- but, luckily, eRelyx does have one for sale now! Check it out below and click here to view all the watch details.


Is it safe to buy a watch on eBay?

Is it safe to buy a watch on eBay?

We hear that question all of the time.  And many others have probably asked themselves the same questions.

Well, we have the definitive answer: sometimes.

eBay is an amazing business.  There are some amazing sellers.  Problem is, there are some dishonest ones as well.  The other problem is that the dishonest ones probably gravitate towards selling expensive items like watches.  Makes sense.  Why spend months swindling people out of $10 at a time when you can go for thousands of dollars at once?  The more people you swindle, the more likely you are to get caught.

As all of you know, we LOVE the Cartier Ballon Bleu watch.  We have a beautiful large model in stock right now: Cartier Ballon Bleu.

We like to browse around the Internet to get a pulse on pricing and to see if there are any amazing deals on watches.  When we were searching for Cartier Ballon Bleu watches, we came across this listing on eBay.

Cartier Ballon Bleu

Cartier Ballon Bleu

Looks like a gorgeous watch!!!

But wait a second.  Those pictures look like pictures taken by the eRelyx staff.  And that’s not us selling the watch on eBay.  Looks like the seller “borrowed” our photos without asking.

Here are our photos:

Cartier Ballon Bleu on eRelyx

Cartier Ballon Bleu

I sent a message to the buyer and I asked him if the watch in the pictures is the exact watch for sale.  His answer, a simple: “Yes.”

Unfortunately, there is a 99.98% chance that he’s not telling the truth.  There is a .01% chance that he’s going to buy the watch from us and then send it to the buyer after it sells on eBay.  And there is a .01% chance that he took those pictures and put the watch and box in the exact same position we did, set the time on the watch to the exact same time that we did, and the outer white box has the same exact hand-written text on the sticker as ours.  I guess it’s possible.


Celebrity Watches – Noelle Reno – Cartier Ballon Bleu

We’ll admit it – we’re not exactly sure who Noelle Reno is. A quick search on Google indicates that she’s a fashion entrepreneur, actress and model.  Sure, that sounds impressive.  However, we’re most impressed by her watch – the uber-hot Cartier Ballon Bleu.  As our readers know, that’s the “it” watch with the celebs!

Check out Noelle’s website here.

From this day forward, we’re huge fans of Noelle!

Check out photos of Noelle and her Ballon Bleu below.

Photos by PR Photos.


Sofia Vergara Wears a Gold Rolex Daytona Watch

No big deal.  One of the hottest female celebrities wearing one of the hottest watches on the market.  We were browsing People.com and spotted this gem – Sofia Vergara wearing a gold Rolex Daytona.

Could we be any more in love?

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If you remember, Sofia has been spotted wearing another ultra-hot watch: Cartier Ballon Bleu.  When it comes to watches, she gets it.

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Top photo by People.com; bottom photo by PR Photos.


Large Cartier Ballon Bleu in Stainess Steel W69012Z4

The Cartier Ballon Bleu is one of the hottest watches on the market. They have been seen on countless celebrities – both men and women. AND, they’re very tough to find pre-owned in like new condition. That’s probably why we’re so excited to report that we just added a large pre-owned stainless steel Cartier Ballon Bleu to our inventory – and it’s in like new condition with box and papers. Check out the pictures below!!!

The watch retails for $6,200. We’re asking $4,899. Click here for more details on the Cartier Ballon Bleu!

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Celebrity photos by PR Photos.


Cartier Ballon Bleu on eBay

Someone listed this Cartier Ballon Bleu on eBay.  So…what do you guys think?!?!  Share your thoughts.

Here is a screen shot of the image. (Click on the image for a larger version).

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Here is the description: This is  a Ballon bleu de cartier cc9008 ladies watch working in very good condition. Two screws are missing from back cover from changing battery and too small to find. Im not sure if it is original or replica. I have yet to find this model online. So if anyone that see this ad and knows more than i do please feel free to messages me. I have two more one that is a rolex oyster perpetual datejust and edwin pearl for sale so see my other items.  Happy bidding.


Commentary on Watch Madness – Round 1

We’re approaching the end of Watch Madness Round 1, so I thought I’d take a moment to comment on the results so far.  Take a look at the results (click to enlarge).  Any surprises?

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In the $0-$5,000 bracket, everything seemed to go according to plan.  Both Omegas won their first round match-ups.  I did think that they Baume & Mercier Capeland would fair a bit better – it’s new styling is very popular.  However, it was no match for the power of the Omega brand.

Many people would consider Montblanc’s victory over Tag Heuer an upset – but, Montblanc has been coming on strong in the watch world lately.  People like the big, bold, clean style of their watches.

It will be interesting to see who pulls out the final match-up: Omega Seamaster vs. Breitling SuperOcean Heritage.  Two popular brands, two cool watches.

In the $5,001-$10,000 bracket, everything played out as one would expect.  The IWC Portuguese Chronograph, Panerai Luminor Marina, Breitling Navitimer World, and Rolex Submariner Date are all VERY popular watches.  I thought that the Tag Heuer Monaco Chronograph might have a chance against the Panerai, but last year’s champion pulled it out.  I’m excited to see the results of the second round match-ups.  There are going to be some TOUGH choices.

There was a minor upset in the $10,001-$15,000 bracket where the Cartier Roadster chronograph lost to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso.  Both are great brands, popular, and unique.  I believe that people have a love-hate relationship with the unique shape of the Roadster.  That may have hurt it’s chance for victory.

I’m not surprised that the Rolex Daytona beat the IWC Portuguese Yacht Club – however, the Yacht Club is one of my favorite watches right now.  It’s different.  It’s cool.  It’s harder to find.  And that hint of red really stands out.

The results in the $15,001+ bracket were a bit surprising.  I didn’t expect to see the Patek Philippe Nautilus lose in the first round.  And I was surprised at how handily the Patek Philippe Calatrava beat the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore.  Judging from those results, it looks like the classic, clean styles may do very well in this competition.  The Nautilus, Royal Oak Offshore, and even the Cartier Roadster chronograph are all a bit unique and all lost in the first round.  Seems like the Rolex President should defeat the Hublot Big Bang handily in the last match-up of the bracket.

Round 2 starts on Thursday afternoon.  There will be some very interesting match-ups.  We’re excited to see how things play out.  Click here to stay up to date.

Thanks for voting!!!


eRelyx Watch Madness 2012: Match-Up #2

Match-up #2 is here:

Cartier Ballon Bleu


IWC Portuguese Chronograph

Vote in the poll below for the watch you want to see move on to the next round! This poll will close at 2pm ET on Friday March 16th.


Polling ends 24 hours after match-ups are posted.


Mary J. Blige Rocks a Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch

Could a watch be any hotter with celebrities? Mary J. Blige joins the long list of celebrities who wear a Cartier Ballon Bleu watch. Check her out wearing this gold model on American Idol last week.

Click here to see the other celebrities who wear a Cartier Ballon Bleu watch.

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Cartier Says that the Ballon Bleu is its Best Selling Watch

Cartier recently reported that the Ballon Bleu is its best selling watch. That was no surprise. For months we’ve been gushing about how much we love the line. Check out all of our blogs on the Cartier Ballon Bleu.

What was a surprise was Cartier’s explanation of why the line is doing so well. Here is the explanation given by Chief Executive Officer Bernard Fornas: “Bigger watches are losing a bit of ground today. When you are in crisis periods you show off less and you have shapes that are more discreet and more ergonomic. The feel-guilty factor is very important.”  Read the entire article here.

I understand that he’s the boss and has access to plenty of consumer research, but I disagree with him. The Ballon Bleu is doing well for two main reasons:
1. It looks amazing.
2. Celebrities are wearing it, giving it more exposure.

If his explanation is true, why did Rolex recently start making larger Datejust models? And why is Audemars Piguet doing so well?

Check out all of the celebs wearing the Ballon Bleu.

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Adriana Lima, Cartier Ballon Bleu, Cartier, celebrity watches
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Photos by PR Photos.