Pre-BaselWorld 2016: BlancpainWritten by Alvin Wong
Once the world’s smallest round mechanical watch, the Ladybird marks its 60th anniversary with several new iterations, including this dazzling limited edition.
Capped at 60 pieces, this version reaffirms the collection’s stature as the dame of daintiness, featuring a white gold case measuring just 21.5mm across, housing a tiny automatic movement on the inside. Despite its size, this watch boasts massive presence, adorned with 32 diamonds on the bezel and gorgeous dial elaborately etched with floral motifs.
Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.