Blancpain once again weds elegance with horological complexity
Blancpain ensures that women no longer have to choose between aesthetic and technical facets of a watch, since both are united within the Women collection. As early as 1930, the Manufacture had grasped women’s interest in horological complications that were formerly reserved for men only. A pioneer in the history of feminine watches with the first self-winding wristwatch for women, Blancpain has constantly innovated ever since by developing a steady stream of elegant timepieces, as this new model eloquently confirms.
A true anthem to femininity, this new creation is lit up with the fire of 152 diamonds. Its 36.8 mm-diameter red gold case is exalted by 108 diamonds totalling one carat. This original gemsetting composed of two interwoven rows of diamonds in various sizes echoes the emblematic double-stepped case design of the brand, while the diamond adorning the crown lends the ultimate touch of refinement.
The white mother-of-pearl dial sprinkled with facetted diamonds features an off-centred hours and minutes subdial at 12 o’clock graced with 4 Arabic numerals and drop-shaped cut-out hands, while the Blancpain signature at 6 o’clock delicately highlights the retrograde 30-second indication. A wave set with subtly graded diamonds undulates on either side to ensure a perfect balance.
The interior of this timepiece is every bit as beautiful as its outside, since it houses Blancpain’s new 226-part mechanical self-winding movement Calibre 2663SR, with a heart at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The sapphire crystal case-back affords a chance to admire the Côtes de Genève finish as well as the oscillating weight shaped like a five-petal flower dreamed up by Blancpain.
And to meet the wishes and expectations of every woman, this delightful complication model in the Women collection also comes in a white gold variation with a blue mother-of-pearl dial or in steel with a white dial. Each of the gold versions is teamed with a white ostrich leather strap, while the steel model comes with an alligator leather strap.