Blancpain has long been committed to designing watches for women as well as for men. The brand even has a watch dedicated annually to Saint Valentine’s Day. Recently, the brand has been unveiling more watches for women that fit the bill for elegance and sophistication. In fact, the brand’s stunning timepieces for women even made their way to the Gran Prix d’ Horology, Geneva, this year.
Recently, we had the chance to spend some time with Blancpain examining some of these newest watches – most with stunning mother of pearl dials and intriguing diamond accents. Each also boasts a superlative movement – offering women both beauty and brawn thanks to the mechanical prowess. Among the highlights: the Complete Calendar watch that boasts 152 diamonds on the dial in an original gem-setting pattern that features interwoven rows of various sized diamonds that emulate the stepped case, which is also set with diamonds.
There is also the incredible off-center Extra Plate “three-hand” watch. With mother-of-pearl dial offered in white, pale blue and other hues, this watch features off-centered hours and minutes subdial at 12:00 and a retrograde 30-second indication at 6:00. A wave set with subtly graded diamonds undulates on either side to ensure a perfect balance. The stunning beauty houses Blancpain’s new 226-part mechanical self-winding movement Calibre 2663SR, with a heart that beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour. The sapphire crystal caseback offers a view of the meticulously finished movement with Côtes de Genève patterning and an oscillating weight shaped like a five-petal flower. The gold versions are offered with an exotic ostrich strap. The steel version comes with a leather strap.