The new watch for Ladies from Blancpain combines exquisitely feminine details with an understated but precious horological complication.
The 36.8 mm red gold case of this Retrograde Small Seconds model, part of the Women collection, is enriched by 108 diamonds for a total of one carat and is beautifully characterised by two interwoven rows of diamonds in various sizes which defines the bezel. The diamond-adorned crown, with its sharp end, contributes to the allure of this timepiece.
The white mother-of-pearl dial features an off-centred hours and minutes sub-dial at 12 o’clock graced with the 3, 6, 9 and 12 Arabic numerals and drop-shaped cut-out hands.
At 6 o’clock the retrograde 30-second indication is visually balanced by the curved Blancpain logo. The rest of the dial is decorated with diamonds for a total of 0.153 carats.
The 226-part self-winding Calibre 2663SR is not less beautiful than the case and, in fact, it is visible through the sapphire crystal case-back. The oscillating weight stands out for its shape resembling a five petal flower. Beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, the movement offers 72 hours of power reserve.
The Blancpain Women Retrograde Seconds is also available 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 matched to a white ostrich leather strap, while the steel model comes with an alligator leather strap.