Pitching one for the fairer gender is Swiss watchmaker Montblanc as they harness their signature ExoTourbillon movement into a paragon of femininity made boldly individualistic with touches of rich details that beget a sense of audacity. For the very first time, the Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim collection shines the spotlight on a ladies' watch that outperforms every other counterpart with the maison's patented MB M29.24 automatic calibre — a piece of cutting-edge precision haute horlogerie technology with a quick stop function, second mechanism and micro-rotor created entirely in-house.
Manifested in the hands of Montblanc's master watchmakers in Switzerland, this 38mm diametre timepiece accentuates its mechanical complexity with a bohemian beauty that illuminates an exquisite Côtes de Geneve 'en éventail' decoration on the bridges and the micro-rotor and a mirror polish on the tourbillon bridge. Highlighted by a central sunray guilloché pattern and ringed in brilliant cut diamonds upon the bezel, the sophistication of the Bohème is pulled together by floral Arabic numerals and a minute track marked by whimsical red gold dots — all topped off by a patented Montblanc crown that controls and sets the watch's functions.
Taking on an even more lushly dazzling façade, a jewellery edition of the collection flashes a dial of shimmery white mother-of-pearl brimming with 144 Top Wesselton diamonds, assuredly meant to mesmerise like no other. Framed in the same red gold casing, this decadently embellished version comes in an array of colorful bracelets that can be swapped out with a clever interchangeable strap system.
And never one to do things by halves, Montblanc brings the Bohème collection to the pinnacle with an exclusive artisanal piece, created uniquely for the maison's 110th anniversary that recalls the theme of the celebrated Rouge et Noir, the brand's first fountain pen series. Rendering a twining snake upon the watch face, the Art Nouveau-inspired design plays a captivating contrast with a serpent in blue lacquer painted against a mother-of-pearl dial to evoke a mysterious sensuality. With diamonds for its scales and rubies for the eyes, this strikingly splendid creature, and the rest of its Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim brethren, testifies to the elegance and craftsmanship that a rare handful of maisons like Montblanc is capable of conveying: a message of liberal, innovative feminism. Now it only begs the question: Are you a Bohème lady?
The Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim collection is available at Montblanc boutiques.