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Blancpain celebrates 60th birthday of the ‘Ladybird’ with 60-piece limited edition

connoisseur January 29, 2016 0
Blancpain celebrates 60th birthday of the ‘Ladybird’ with 60-piece limited edition

The Ladybird was first launched in 1956 where it was equipped with the smallest round movement on the market, a period when dainty sizes were all the rage, and the Blancpain master-watchmakers had demonstrated amazing ingenuity in successfully miniaturising the components of a mechanical watch: an authentic technical feat.

The Ladybird model turns 60 in 2016 and to mark the occasion, the brand has dreamed up several versions of the Ladybird, starting with the romantic Saint Valentine’s Day model. The Baselworld display windows will be hosting a new interpretation by the artisans of the Manufacture, featuring a dial graced with luminous contrasts and displaying an elaborate foliage motif. The strap of the Ladybird is exclusively crafted from the small scales of Louisiana crocodile leather, thus creating a particularly refined aesthetic effect.

For the 60th birthday of the Ladybird, the watch is issued in a 60-piece limited edition. Its bezel is set with 32 diamonds.The dial which is embellished with eight diamonds is  swept over by drop-shaped hands framed by a 21.50 mm-diameter white gold case that houses a self-winding movement with a silicon balance spring.