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Blancpain hosts glittering unveiling of 1930’s Marilyn Monroe timepiece at Fifth Avenue flagship

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Blancpain celebrated last night in New York the launch of its “Timeless Elegance” exhibition, revealing for the very first time to the public a legendary 1930’s jewelry watch that belonged to Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe.

Hosted at Blancpain’s emblematic flagship store on Fifth Avenue, this private event also displayed a number of rarely-seen portraits of Monroe by famed photographer Lawrence Schiller, alongside a collection of the star’s personal belongings.

Crafted in platinum and paved with 71 round-cut diamonds and two marquise-cut diamonds, the Marilyn Monroe watch bears the “Blancpain” insignia on its white rectangular dial with yellow hour-markers and blue hands, as well as the mention “Rayville Watch Co. 17 Jewels” on its tiny mechanical FHF 59 movement.

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The slender geometry and structured setting of the watch embody a perfect balance between avant-gardism and elegance, both day and night.

The Timeless Elegance exhibition is on show from October 31 to November 23 at Blancpain Boutique, 697 Fifth Avenue, 10022 New York, USA.

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