Nina Ricci gets complicated

March 2009

Nina Ricci

The new N026 collection by Nina Ricci elevates the brand into another niche within the watchmaking world. For the first time in its lifetime, the Nina Ricci brand is launching a collection of stylish, yet simplistically designed watches with complications – the summit of which is its Tourbillon.
Produced in seven models, there is a Tourbillon, a Chronograph and three-hand versions with automatic or manual winding and skeleton movements.
The hand-wound Tourbillon, the pinnacle of the N026 collection, is equipped with a hand-wound SG TY800 tourbillon movement with 19 jewels, pulsating at 21,600 vibration per hour with a 42-hour power reserve.
The watches are in stainless steel and incorpor-ate, rather surprisingly, asymmetrical horns. Available in pure white, the emblematic colour of Nina Ricci, and in diamond-studded black, with the sparkling tourbillon exposed at 6 o’clock.
The watches are water-resistant to 50 metres, are numbered and engraved on the caseback, come with a folding clasp and are priced reasonably between 3,700 and 5150 Swiss francs for the diamond-set watch.

Source: Europa Star April-May 2009 Magazine Issue