Up, Up and Away
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Imagine floating quietly above vineyards, rivers and beautiful valleys. Our hot air balloon watch can take you to those special places.
The Ballon Fiesta, Albuquerque, NM
October of each year is the International Balloon Fiesta in conjunction with the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival. It’s a magical event when 100-200 hot air balloons simultaneously ascend in the early morning hours. People line the interstate and all the roads from the mountains waiting to see the mass ascension (take-off.) The fiesta is held in Albuquerque, NM each year because of the infamous “Albuquerque box”. The Albuquerque Box is a weather phenomenon where the lowest winds are moving in one direction and the higher level winds are moving in another. This is beneficial to ballooning because then the balloon can take off and land in almost exactly the same spot.
The colorful balloons hovering over the mountains are paua abalone inlaid in a blue Mother of Pearl tinted sky.
In the Spanish language, "Celeste" means sky blue.
- 35mm or 38mm Case: Polished 316L hypoallergenic stainless steel.
- Movement: Swiss made Ronda movement (cell 364). The battery life is approximately 18 months from the time of assembly or last service.
- Sapphire Glass: It is extraordinarily scratch-resistant. Sapphire has a value of 9 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. This makes it the 3rd hardest natural substance next to moissanite (synthetic diamonds) and diamonds. Its fracture toughness is around 4 times greater than that of Gorilla Glass.
- Hands: Luminous. Three hands - standard hours, minutes and seconds indication.
- Water Resistance: Up to 30 meters (~100 ft) for the 35mm case and 50M (~150 ft) for the 38mm case.
- Lifetime Batteries: Every Celeste watch comes with lifetime batteries. That means that your battery will be changed by us at no cost (only the cost of shipping). You can mail your watch to our boutique or stop by to take advantage of this portion of your warranty. If neither of these options are convenient and you choose to have your battery replaced locally, it is important to have your watch serviced by a reputable jeweler to ensure the integrity of your beautiful Celeste watch.
- Band: 16mm (35mm case) or 20mm (38mm case) vegetable-tanned leather.
- Travel Friendly: Every Celeste watch comes with its very own travel friendly case! Perfect for storage and shipping, your watch is snuggly nestled in plush felt, protected from drops, knocks, and bangs.
- Two Year Warranty