The Armand Nicolet LL9

One for the ladies - Armand Nicolet present a new exquisite addition to their portfolio, the Armand Nicolet LL9 Limited Edition. Armand Nicolet, the Tramelan-based manufacture create some of the finest artisan timepieces available.  Hand-crafted guilloché faces and fine attention to detail are signature features of this very special brand.  Way back when the WatchPress was in its infancy and I didn't know a ligne from a lug, Johnny wrote a bio on the brand and its history.  I was fascinated and quickly became hooked.

The LL9 is the brand's first Limited Edition piece exclusively for girls.  The silvered dial is a combination of mother-of-pearl, guilloché, applied numerals and diamonds.  There are more diamonds on the bezel - 54 Top Wesseltons.  It has a pretty face, of that there is no doubt but the beauty of this piece is certainly not just skin deep.  The open work on the dial allows the wearer (and envious on-looker) a glimpse of the automatic AN704 Calibre, a reworking of one of the brand's vintage movements from the 1950's.

The Armand Nicolet LL9 has a stainless steel case and is water resistant to 50m.  Rarety of the movement dictates that the piece will be a limited edition of just 500.  Other versions available are grey or black dial with matching alligator strap and a combination of steel case with 18 carat pink gold bezel and crown.  However I predict that the white-on-white version shown here will most definitely be the gem of the collection.