Ladoire Genève introduces “Black Widow”, a collection inspired by the nickname given to the dangerous Lactrodaectus Manctans, a metaphor artfully spun around the theme of spiders, like the famous emblematic web engraved on the GMT ratchet wheels.
Pervaded by a dark, angst-ridden ambience, the Mr Green watch, one of the four models in the collection, writes the first chapter in this murderous saga in which the timepiece, the object of every desire, arouses extreme reactions and engenders irreparable damage.
Lionel Ladoire has created a model with dimensions as daring as those of its predecessor, while featuring a slimmer and smaller case measuring 41.77 mm along the 12-6 o’clock axis and 50.84 mm across the 9-3 o’clock axis. It reflects the characteristic asymmetrical design of Ladoire creations, underscored on this model by the single lug. Distinguished by an elongated profile and taut lines, the ergonomic nature of the timepieces in the Black Widow collection combines wearer comfort with an aggressive character exuding a sophisticated aesthetic appeal.
The deconstruction of time display favoured by Lionel Ladoire is conveyed through a dial with green, red and white accents which, along with the choice of materials and finishes, are the key signature features of the various models in the Black Widow collection.
The dial structure, openworked to reveal the movement, is multilayered and delineates three regulator-type offset Hours, Minutes and Seconds zones with patented display complication (HMS Planetary®) mounted on a ceramic micro ball bearings. Moreover, the watches in the Black Widow collections also feature a GMT function with a central hand adjusted via a fastaction pushpiece at 2 o’clock.
Crafted in harmony with the rigorous criteria governing fine leather workmanship, the strap used in the Black Widow collection is made from a single piece of full-grain, hand-sewn matt leather or alligator leather, secured by a hand-made Ladoire Helvet Manufacture pin buckle.
Movement – Ladoire Manufacture-made movement Calvet/o2. Movement with automatic winding via a micro rotor. Jewelling – 38 jewels. Thickness – 10.95 mm. Shaped mainplate (39.50mm x 29.50mm). W-shaped GMT bridge structure, 12-hour dual time-zone display. Balance with screws, black PVD-coated. Optimised gear-train toothing profile. Frequency 18,800 vph (2.5 Hz). 52-hour power reserve
Functions – Regulator: Offset hours, minutes and seconds with patented display complication (HMS Planetary ®), divided into three zones with fixed indicator mounted on ceramic micro ball bearings. GMT 12-hour display with fast-adjustment push-button system.
Case – Two-part asymmetrical dial: 9 – 3 o’clock: 50.84 mm/12 – 6 o’clock: 41.77 mm. Bezel, case middle and case-back in titanium. Black case with A-DLC type PVD coating. Black crown with A-DLC type PVD coating: ergonomically positioned at 8 o’clock. Black titanium pusher with A-DLC type PVD coating, positioned at 2 o’clock. Cambered, glareproofed sapphire crystal. Flat glareproofed sapphire crystal case-back. Water-resistant to 50 metres.
Strap – Full-grain smooth leather with double hand stitching. Pin buckle with A-DLC type PVD coating. Ergonomic strap secured by a single asymmetrical lug.