Ladoire Black Widow

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Ladoire Black Widow

The Ladoire Black Widow collection takes its cue from the symbolism of that compelling – and often lethal – seductress, the highly venomous Lacrodaectus Mactans, aka the Black Widow, due to the spider’s natural tendency to exercise the right of life or death over her fellow male (after she gets what she wants, of course). Amid acts of passion and ritual celebration, the Black Widow may either show mercy and turn away, or kill outright in an uncontrollable outburst of lust.

The dial architecture, open-worked to reveal the beautiful movement beneath, is multilayered and delineates three regulator-type offset hours, minutes and seconds zones mounted on ceramic micro ball bearings.
The large central hand is the GMT or second time zone featuring a quickset push-button on the case side at 2 o’clock. The hours and minutes are indicated by marked rotating disks on the lower half of the dial under the center and the 0-20 seconds indicated by a small three-handed disk at 3 o’clock.
The Black Widow Collection comprises Mr Green, Mr Race, Mr Ice and Mr Grey, each in an exclusive limited edition of just 12 pieces.

Text is quoted from the official Ladoire black widow website.

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Technical specifications
LADOIRE Manufacture-made movement: Calvet/o2
  • Movement with automatic winding via a micro rotor
  • W-shaped GMT bridge structure, 12-hour dual time-zone display
  • Shaped mainplate (39.50mm x 29.50mm)
  • Jewelling: 38 jewels
  • Thickness: 10.95 mm
  • 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-titanium crown with A-DLC type PVD coating: ergonomically positioned at 8 o’clock
  • Titanium-black pusher with A-DLC type PVD coating, positioned at 2 o’clock
  • Cambered, glareproofed sapphire crystal and 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