The new Armand Nicolet SL5 sporty ladies watch comes adorned with 33 diamonds and is animated by an automatic movement: a combination, which is not so common in the world of jewelry timepieces for women.
Although the SL5 line comprises whole five versions of the watch (with three of them sporting sexy black DLC-treated cases,) the most pleasant for the eye in this new collection is the model with the reference number 9613C-AG-G9615B.
Coming in a plain stainless steel body, it features a winning combination of steel, rubber and diamonds. Just what a contemporary energetic lady wants from a sporty watch.
As you can see on the photos, the timekeeper has 23 diamonds on its bezel and a set of 10 diamonds on the guilloched dial that serve as hour markers.
The bezel, as well as the oversized winding crown, is protected from occasional bumps with white (or rather light-beige rubber.)
The wide hour and minute hands are covered with some Superluminova, which makes the watch more usable in total darkness. The feature may come in handy if a blackout strikes and you find yourself stuck in an elevator with a total stranger.
According to the corporate press release, the watch is powered by the caliber AN 2846-10 automatic movement. There are no details given as to the movement characteristics, but I guess that this is a modified (or, more probably, a decorated) version of the well-known ETA 2846 ebauche.
The watch was unveiled today during the Baselworld 2011 trade show.
Photos: Armand Nicolet
Armand Nicolet SL5 automatic ladies watch (Ref. 9613C-AG-G9615B) specification
Movement: Automatic, AN 2846-10, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, date, seconds
Power reserve: N/A
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel and rubber
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 34.50 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: 11.50 mm
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: White rubber band with a stainless steel deployment buckle
Case back: Sapphire