At Baselworld 2010, Saskia Maaike Bouvier , an independent master watchmaker and designer, was proud to unveil its first LíHeure díEte & díHiver collection , reserved specially for women.
With her watchmaking degree, obtained in 1997, Saskia acquired an extensive experience within the watch industryís major manufactures.
Mostly involved in research and development of mechanical movements, she eventually made up her mind to establish her own brand of ladiesí mechanical watches.
A true horological delight, the new Saskia Maaike Bouvier watch is offered with a 45 mm case, sculptured in stainless steel or white gold with a diamond setting. The issue of these versions is strictly limited to 88 and 8 pieces respectively.
On its front side, the case of the model is assembled with a laser engraved sapphire crystal, colored by hand. It also demonstrates a plain, classically rounded rim, which serves as a perfect frame for the incredible artwork, featured on the watch face.
The originality of the new LíHeure díEte & díHiver watch lies in two time displays. The top part of the large declined dial is in charge of summer time, while the lower one serves to indicate the winter time.
Partially open-worked, the dial reveals bridges, presented in the shape of trees. The wheels, meanwhile, are adorned with flowers for summer and snowflakes for winter.
This extraordinary idea, realized by the talented watchmaker, is rather playful, than technical: there is no obvious need for two seasonal time displays.
It should be also noted that model is not a dual time zone watch - two sets of hands are adjusted simultaneously.
The timepiece indicates the basic functions of hours and minutes, animated by a manufactory-made self-winding mechanical movement, which boasts a 40-hour power reserve.
The new Saskia Maaike Bouvier watch stakes its claim as an extraordinary model whose elegance, beauty and cutting edge technology will satisfy every demand of the contemporary woman.