Blancpain — conceived of in the early 1980s as a brand that will only make mechanical watches — has long been committed to designing watches for women as well as for men. Now, however, the brand has really stepped up its creations for women, offering a stunning new range of mechanical pieces that bring elegance and sophistication to the forefront.
In fact, the brand’s timepieces for women are so alluring that Blancpain even made its way to the Gran Prix d’ Horology, Geneva, this year — in the women’s category. Most of these newest watches feature shimmering mother-of-pearl dials with intriguing diamond accents. Each also houses a top-caliber movement, offering women both beauty and brawn thanks to the mechanical prowess of this brand.
The Extra Plate “three-hand” watch — offered with a mother-of-pearl dial in white, pale blue or other hues — features off-centered hours and minutes at 12:00 and a retrograde 30-second indication at 6:00. The two time-telling features are set apart from one another with a wave of subtly graded diamonds for harmonious balance. Again, the aesthetics are underscored by the brand’s mechanical prowess, as the watch houses Blancpain’s new 226-part mechanical self-winding movement Caliber 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. For women looking for a fine watch with a good pedigree in mechanical timepieces, Blancpain may be your answer. Stop in and see our collection.