Successful couples owe their closeness to all sorts of shared joys and pleasures, often embodied in some token of togetherness: pair watches, for instance, like the Classic R Automatic, by Balmain.
Their shared good looks make Classic R Automatic timepieces by Balmain for him and for her the ideal choice of couples seeking to display their common feelings. The trim round cases of the collection’s ten feminine and six masculine models are fashioned exclusively in steel or in steel wedded to rose PVD. Their only differences lie in their dimensions: 32 mm across and 8.05 mm thick for the former, 40 mm and 8.15 mm thick for the latter. All cases house an ETA 2892A2 self-winding movement providing four functions, including a date calendar at 3 o’clock on the dial.
Shielded by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, the dials fitted on Classic R Automatic women’s models express the Balmain spirit at its most subtly stylish: silver-toned inscribed with classic arabesques, two Arabic numerals and nine hour markers; sunray-brushed silver-toned or black with a similar array of numerals and markers, or white mother-of-pearl set with 11 Wesselton diamonds 1 mm in diameter for 0.04 carat. The men’s models, for their part, feature a silver-toned or black sunray-brushed finish with two Arabic numerals and ten hour markers.
Both the women’s and the men’s models are fitted with a slim steel or steel and rose PVD bracelet or a black leather strap.
• ETA self-winding movement providing 42 hours of power reserve
• Men’s and women’s cases in 316L stainless steel or in steel and rose PVD, respectively 40.00 mm in Ø and 8.15 mm thick, and 32,00 mm in Ø and 8.05 mm thick
• Sapphire crystal
• Choice of dials: silver-toned with classic arabesques and 2 Arabic numerals plus 9 hour markers; sunray-brushed silver-toned or black with 2 Arabic numerals and 9 hour markers; white mother-ofpearl with 11 diamond hour markers on ladies’ models; sunray-brushed silver-toned or black with 2 Arabic numerals and 10 hour markers on men’s models
• Bracelet in steel or steel and rose PVD or black leather strap, available for both ladies and men’s watches
• Water resistance: 50m
• Recommended retail price: from 825 to 1,045 CHF for the ladies’ models and from 825 to 950 CHF for the men’s