Roger Dubuis or Panerai neglected women in the development of their collections, a handful of brands dedicated their R&D to please them.
As a matter of fact, the second and third day of the fair were quite interesting in terms of gem setting, craftsmanship and femininity.
Bovet introduced a new version of the Amadeo Fleurier with a hand-painted enamel dial featuring a Japanese inspired fan that we can transformed into a desk clock or a necklace thanks to their in-house system enabling to clip a golden chain to the case.
Ulysse Nardin partnered with the talented erotic comic book illustrator for an X-rated collection of hand-painted dial showing the exact replica of the original paintings. It requires a brush with one hair thinner than an actual hair to reach the level of precision and detail.
When in Baselworld last year all eyes were on the Rolex Rainbow Daytona … Parmigiani decided to take the SIHH to unveil their own version of the Rainbow dial – with baguette sapphires set on the iconic Tonda 1950.
Jaeger-Lecoultre unveiled the Dazzling Rendez-vous, with a double line of diamonds set on the bezel showing two different sizes of stones emphasising the dazzling effect of the piece.
When it comes to Piaget, it really is difficult to select one piece to talk about. The pink Possession paved with diamonds on the rotating bezel or the fully paved one are two options to consider. The new Extremely Piaget work on gold with the reptile scale effect is flabbergasting not to forget about the Milanese mesh golden cuff.
The absolute crush goes to the Galop D’Hermes. The reinterpretation of the stirrup in a case made of steel or made of gold diamond paved with absolute subtlety is the epitome of elegance timelessness and femininity. The extra-thin alligator bracelet fades away to let the design of the case adorn the wrist.
We ended our day at the Richard Mille Candy Bar Booth. If I say RM 16-01 Réglisse, Fraise and Citron (Licorice, Strawberry and Lemon), RM 37-01 Kiwi, Cerise and Sucette (Kiwi, Cherry and Lolipop) or the RM 37-03 Litchi, Marshmallow, Myrtille and Cupcake those are not the new Haribo Candies’s references. They are the different names of the new Richard Mille playful collection imagined by Cecile Guenat who happens to be the daughter of one of Richard Mille’s shareholder but also the head director of the feminine timepiece collection. For once, a piece of sugar we can abuse with full pleasure and no guilt.