A whimsical touch to any luxury piece goes a long way in this day and age. Now that maximalism is one of the biggest trends in the fashion industry, simplicity is no longer the name of the game. Customers today tend to favor items that are extraordinary, one-of-a-kind and have the right amount of whimsy to be playful but still luxurious. Among the timepieces offered today, Blancpain’s Quantieme Retrograde Model# 3653-2954-58B watch is perfect to not only adhere to the trend but eventually lead it.
Blancpain Quantieme Retrograde Watch Prices Online
Release date: 2012
Price when reviewed: US$41,300.00
With a retail price of $41,300, the watch carries a hefty price tag. But once one sees the whimsical design and magical horology touch on this unique timepiece, it’ll be easy to understand why it demands such a steep price. Subsequently, the watch has been available for public purchase since 2012 and it has since become a standout piece among the beloved Swiss brand’s premier roster of timepieces.
- Diameter: 36mm
- Movement: Automatic
- Water Resistant: 30 meters
- Power Reserve: 65 hours
- Frequency: 28,800 vph
- Strap: White alligator leather
- Buckle: Rose gold
This ingenious Blancpain watch boasts two features amidst a beautiful mother of pearl dial. One is the moon phase calendar with a quirky cartoonish-touch of a star-tipped squiggly line for a hand and five diamonds that add much-needed sparkle. The other is a more classic-looking time-telling face with shimmering rose gold hands and black Arabic numerals that evoke elegance. Both parts compliment each other and balance the touch of whimsy with the refined look of timeless timepiece sophistication.
The world of haute horology is a mature market, one that might not fancy what is arguably a childish-looking watch. Although the mischievous touch of the moon phase calendar adds character, its effect on a very serious and adult consumer base remains to be seen. Haute horology is usually characterized by classic styles and elegant designs, and while the Quantieme Retrograde Model# 3653-2954-58B exemplify both, its touch of cartoon-like whimsy cannot be denied as well.
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