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.


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.

Sofia Vergara, Cartier Ballon Bleu, celebrity watches, watch, Cartier
Kris Kardashian, Ballon Bleu, Cartier, Cartier Ballon Bleu, Celebrity watches
Tamara Ecclestone, Cartier Ballon Bleu, celebrity watches, Cartier
Adriana Lima, Cartier Ballon Bleu, Cartier, celebrity watches
Johnny Depp, Cartier Ballon Bleu, celebrity watches, Cartier
Julianne Hough, Cartier Ballon Bleu, celebrity watches, Cartier
Ozzy Osbourne, Cartier Ballon Bleu, Cartier, celebrity watches

Photos by PR Photos.


Hottest Watches on the Market

Earlier in the year we ran eRelyx Watch Madness – an NCAA-style tournament to crown the hottest watch on the market.  The Panera Luminor Marina beat out the IWC Portuguese Chronograph in the finals.  (Click the bracket below for a larger version).

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We’ll be running another tournament soon.  In the meantime, tell us which watches are hot today.  Here’s our list, in no particular order:

Panerai Luminor Marina – who are we to argue with you, the readers.

Panerai, Panerai Luminor Marina, luxury watch, eRelyx

Cartier Ballon Bleu – this watch is on fire!  So hard to find pre-owned.  And so many celebs are wearing it – Johnny Depp, Tamara Ecclestone, Sofia Vergara, Julianne Hough, Ozzy Osbourne, Adriana Lima, etc.  (Click on the celebs’ names to see a picture of them wearing the watch).

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IWC Portuguese Chronograph – the runner up from last year.  Still very hard to find in great, pre-owned condition.  And if you do find one, it won’t come at a big discount to retail.

IWC Portuguese Chronograph, IWC Portuguese, eRelyx

Rolex Submariner Date or GMT-Master II with Ceramic Bezel – a classic, slightly redesigned.  Hard to argue with this legend.

Rolex GMT-Master II, ceramic bezel, eRelyx, pre-owned luxury watch

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore – a bit edgier.  Worn by a ton of celebs in the music and sports world – Jay-Z, Tamara Ecclestone, Novak Djokovic, LeBron James, Justin Timberland, etc.  (Click on the celebs’ names to see a picture of them wearing the watch).

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, luxury watch, eRelyx

IWC Yacht Club – yep, another IWC watch.  They know how to make solid, classic, attractive watches.  I’ll refrain from adding the Big Pilot, but it could be on the list.

IWC Portuguese Yacht Club


Does Johnny Depp Wear a Cartier Ballon Bleu

I’ll say it again. Cartier Ballon Bleu is one of the hottest watches on the market – for both men and women. For rough and tumble. For prim and proper. Try to find pre-owned models on the market. It’s tough – partly because it’s a relatively new model. Partly because they are so popular.

Here’s another example of a celeb wearing the watch – it’s none other than Johnny Depp. Okay, so it’s tough to tell if that’s actually a Ballon Bleu, but it certainly looks like it. Check him out.

Johnny Depp Cartier Ballon Bleu - pre-owned luxury watches on eRelyx

And here are a few other celebs rocking the watch:

Julianne Hough Cartier Ballon Bleu pre-owned watches on eRelyx

What watch does Ozzy Osbourne wear Cartier Ballon Bleu pre-owned watches on eRelyx

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Cartier Ballon Bleu pre-owned watches on eRelyx

Tamara Ecclestone Cartier Ballon Bleu pre-owned watches on eRelyx

Photos by PR Photos.


On Trend: The Oversized Watch

We love the look of a man’s watch on a woman, and if there’s anything we’ve learned in our months of celeb-stalking, it’s that Hollywood agrees. It’s been a hot look for a while now, and, as the following feature (see below) from the September Issue (only the most important issue in the fashion magazine universe) of InStyle illustrates, the oversized watch trend is far from being just a fad.

Check out some of eRelyx’s favorite leading ladies working it in some large watches-

The favorite oversized watches of the celebs above? Anything by Rolex- including the Rolex Datejust, President, Daytona & Submariner and, from Cartier, the largest size of the popular Ballon Bleu model.


Celebrity Watch: April 11

This week’s favorite celebrity-watch-photo-find: She might not have won last week’s eRelyx  ”who wore it best?” contest- but we still think Julianne Hough makes the Cartier Ballon Bleu even hotter. This pic of the starlet taken at a gala held over this past weekend is our favorite celebrity-watch-photo-find of the week. We love the way her watch takes center stage and the gold plays off the gold of her gorgeous mini dress. Since our first sighting of the starlet wearing the stunning watch, we’ve been unable to find her photographed without it- Does it have some sentimental value perhaps? A gift from beau Ryan Seacrest? We’re wondering…

Minka Kelly was sighted out and about in her go-to Rolex Datejust while Matthew McConaughey represents Tag Heuer- wearing the Carrera model during filming for his latest movie project “The Lincoln Lawyer.”

Charlize Theron rocks what we believe to be a black ceramic Dior watch (Theron is a spokesmodel for the brand) while out shopping and Aunt to Paris & Nicky Hilton/Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, Kyle Richards flashes an oversized gold statement-making watch on the red carpet in Vegas.

We also sighted everyone’s favorite funny lady- Betty White- at a lunch held in her honor wearing a very classic and conservative timepiece we have yet to identify.

From the pages of US Weekly: Minka Kelly; Matthew McConaughey; Charlize Theron

Photos courtesy of PR Photos: Betty White; Kyle Richards; Julianne Hough


Poll: Who Wore it Best?

We’ve noticed Cartier’s Ballon Bleu appearing on the wrists of more and more young trendy celebs. The latest in Cartier’s line of watches, the Ballon Bleu design is a recently blogged about obsession here at eRelyx HQ, and apparently the Hollywood elite agree.

In today’s poll we want to know, who rocks the gold Cartier Ballon Bleu best?

Is it the all-american girl-next-door, country singer, dancer (…with the stars), and overall hottie Julianne Hough? Or the sassy & sexy Colombian import- Sofia Vergara? Or perhaps our newest celebutante obsession from across the pond? The british model/media personality/socialite and daughter of Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone- Tamara Ecclestone.

It’s up to your votes to decide. Poll closes Friday at 3pm EDT. We’re sure this one wont be an easy call to make…


Celebrity Watch – Spring Fever

Spring is in the air…watches are on the wrist.  Sounds good to us.  Check out the latest celebrity watch list. (Click on the images to enlarge)

Know what kind of watch Arnold, Diddy, or Sheryl is wearing?  Let us hear it in the comments.

Want to look like your favorite celeb?  We can help – sort of.  Check out the similar watches that we currently have in stock.

Rolex Submariner Date 50th Anniversary Rolex Daytona

(Celebrity Photos by PR Photos)