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Blancpain Cocktail Watch Patinum
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend-Marilyn Monroe
If you hear the name Blancpain immediately the Fifty Phantoms Divers watch pops up in your thoughts. But Blancpain made a lot of other types of watches, for example, ladies’ cocktail watches in gold and platinum.
In 2019 Blancpain opened an exhibition in their store boutique called Celebrate Timeless Elegance. The store was filled with red roses and vintage furniture to create a vintage feeling. On display are a lot of Blancpain cocktail watches. But the ‘piece’ of the party was a vintage cocktail watch owned by Marilyn Monroe. A few years earlier Blancpain bought it and kept it hidden for a few years.
It is a complete mystery how Marilyn got the watch. Rumors say a present from Frank Sinatra or she bought it herself. We will never know, the mystery stays.
Cocktail watches represent such a nice window into the old world of handmade watches. Our cocktail watch is no exception. Dated 1960s executed in platinum with diamond bracelet and bezel. Reading time is difficult but who cares it s a fantastic piece of jewelry.
Winding is possible with the crown at the back, called a back winder. The caliber r550 was produced by Blancpain from about 1956 until 1979. It would be one of their last manufactured calibers.
Because it is so tiny it got the nickname ‘ladybird’, in 2022 Blancpain made a limited series of ladies’ watches in honor of this caliber.
So looking for Timeless Elegance? Here it is! It will be shown at PAN Amsterdam from 20-27 November. Give us a visit and be surprised by our extremely fine curated collection of wristwatches, from 20-27 November.
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