The sporty Armand Nicolet SL5 (Ref. 9613C-AG-G9615B) is 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.
Armand Nicolet -a Swiss brand that was established more than a hundred years ago, succumbed to the Quartz Crisis back in 1970, and, reborn under a new management, found a profitable niche in making luxury timekeepers powered by NOS (also referred to as “new old stock”) mechanical calibers- has officially presented its new range of watches built with modified historic movements inside. The Armand Nicolet L09 in rose gold and DLC titanium (Ref. S619N-BU-G9610) belongs to the new trio of sporty timekeepers that successfully combine their modern exteriors with deliberately archaic mechanisms.
Like their recent LL9 Collection, the 2011 Armand Nicolet L10 (ref. 9670A-AG-P670NR1) is powered by a modified historic movement that was manufactured 50 years ago by an almost forgotten Swiss-based maker of blank movements Fabrique d’Horlogerie de Fontainemelon.
Mostly known for their experiments with so-called “new old stock” versions of historic mechanisms, Armand Nicolet has recently presented a whole new collection of compact wristwatches designed for ladies. Called Collection LL9, the line is currently available in five variations featuring different combinations of materials, textures, and colors. Yet, it is the beautiful LL9 ref. 9653A-AN-P953BC8 that seems to feature the most balanced, aesthetically pleasing exterior.