With its lean, clean lines, a La Vela II watch invariably turns a feminine wrist into a fashion showcase. Elongated narrow-waisted rectangles often enhanced by a row of diamonds on either side of the dial, cases are only 16.70 mm wide by 28.40 long and 6.15 from front to back.
What’s more, Balmain has made a point of providing a generous number of styling options. La Vela II comes in stainless steel, in some cases set with 30 diamonds, or in yellow PVD and stainless steel, either unadorned or set with a similar number of fine diamonds.
Securely protected by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, La Vela II dials also display pleasing variety: silver-toned with two Arabic numerals and enhanced with arabesques, black with two Arabic numerals plus distinctive motifs and finally white mother-of-pearl, also with two Arabic numerals.
But future La Vela II wearers will doubtless truly enjoy the wide range of bracelets and straps to select from: in stainless steel or in PVD and stainless steel or else a choice of leather straps in various hues and lengths: normal-length black, double-length brown or taupe gray, or even interchangeable orange and blue straps presented in a special giftbox designed for models with black leather strap and white mother-of-pearl dial, either diamond-set or unadorned.
Swiss quartz movement
Case in 316L stainless steel, sometimes combined with yellow PVD: 28.4 mm long, 16.7 mm wide and 6.15 mm thick. Some cases bear two rows of Wesselton diamonds totalling 30 gemstones (0.11 cts)
Choice of various dials: silver-toned with two Arabic numerals enhanced with an arabesque pattern, black with two Arabic numerals and printed motifs or white mother-of-pearl with two Arabic numerals
Choice of bracelets and straps: stainless steel or steel and yellow PVD; simple black leather with interchangeable simple blue and orange leather straps, double-length brown or taupe grey leather
Water resistance: 50m
Recommended retail price: from CHF 325.- to CHF 775.-