Ladoire Roller Guardian Time Blue Watch
As its popularity grows, Ladoire timepieces of Switzerland moves to add new models, as the small independent watch maker eyes the future. While many independent luxury watch brands never reach the momentum necessary for their watches to be serious hits, the interesting Roller Guardian Time watch has been well received despite its relatively high price point. The fascinating rounded rectangular case is a mixture of soft curved and sharp edges - a very modern style that is popular in automotive design - which is a likely source of influence for the younger Lionel Ladoire who began the brand only in 2007.
The Roller Guardian Time Blue is a variation on the core design and mechanics. I discussed the Roller Guardian Time watch here further, with hands-on images of the piece. Actually, in the gallery in that previous post you can see an early picture of this blue version of the watch that I was able to snap. The Roller Guardian Blue is a lovely refresh on the design with some new styling and a black PVD and blue dial and case. The strap is blue alligator. As complex as it looks the Roller Guardian time is actually quite simple to read. The watch has an exclusive automatic (micro-rotor) mechanical movement and tells the time and GMT time. Priced around $150,000.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.