Lornet LA-02 Ladies Watch

Lornet LA-02 Ladies Watch

Lornet LA-02 Ladies Watch Watch Releases

Let it not be said that we at aBlogtoWatch do not cover enough watches for ladies because what we have here is a pretty special one from France. The Lornet LA-02 is only the company’s second watch and their first watch for ladies. But guys will find it worthwhile to learn about this young brand as well because the Lornet LA-02 shares a lot in common with the larger men's Lornet LA-01 watch.

You are probably wondering who Lornet is and why they should be called special. So before we talk about the new LA-02 watch in detail, let’s spend some time to talk about Lornet. The roots of Lornet began in 2014 when founder and watchmaker Anthony Simao started development on their debut LA-01 watch, wanting to make a watch that he could proudly proclaim was made in France.

Lornet LA-02 Ladies Watch Watch Releases

Fast forward to today and Lornet watches are designed, manufactured, and assembled entirely in France. The case and movements are manufactured in Besançon, the sapphire crystals are made in Morteau, even the handmade wood presentation boxes and hand-stitched alligator straps are crafted in eastern France, in Cramans and Orchamps-Vennes, respectively. The debut LA-01 men's watch features a stainless steel tonneau case shape with very strong lines and a powerful profile. Coupled with the partially skeletonized dial that reveals the in-house MLA-01 movement within, the watch manages to grab attention in a crowded marketplace.

Lornet LA-02 Ladies Watch Watch Releases
Lornet LA-01 mens watch

The MLA-01 movement is also notable because it was designed to be modular, allowing Lornet to add complications on top in the future via modules. Also noteworthy is that the movement is constructed mostly out of aluminum, and it has a tungsten rotor. The MLA-01 beats at 4Hz and the power reserve is a very adequate 55 hours.

Lornet LA-02 Ladies Watch Watch Releases

The new Lornet LA-02 for ladies follows closely the "recipe" of the LA-01. Like the LA-01 watch, the LA-02 watch has a tonneau-like case shape with a strong profile. The case width is a pretty sizable 38mm wide, and lug to lug measurement is given to be 41mm (the LA-01 men's watch is 41mm by 50mm). This means it is pretty big for a ladies' watch, certainly not what I would call petite. However, to keep it wearable, the Lornet LA-02’s case is made using titanium, this keeps weight down to just 69g. The LA-02 also features rose gold accents on the case sides to keep it feminine. Water resistance is just 30 meters, so do keep it clear of liquids.

Lornet LA-02 Ladies Watch Watch Releases

The Lornet LA-02 also has a skeletonized dial that reveals the inner workings of the new MLA-02 movement within. There are plenty of rose gold accents to keep things looking interesting and to provide contrast. The spear-shaped hour and minute hands, for example, are in rose gold, as is the off-center seconds hand, which is represented by a three-spoked rose gold wheel. Like the MLA-01 in the Lornet LA-01 watch, the MLA-02 is constructed mainly out of aluminum and features a heavy tungsten rotor, which is visible through the sapphire display case back. Beat frequency and power reserve are the same as the MLA-01 mentioned above.

Lornet LA-02 Ladies Watch Watch Releases

Personally, I think the Lornet LA-02 could be an interesting proposition for ladies for a few reasons. For one, it is made in France, which is not something you can say for many watches. Second is its unique aesthetic, which, to my eyes, is successful even though it foregoes the "delicate" nature of a lot of ladies pieces. And finally, there is the price. The Lornet LA-02 in titanium is priced at €5,400, which is quite appealing for a watch that is unapologetically unorthodox and different. In gold, the Lornet LA-02 is €7,900, which isn’t all too crazy either. For ladies who want a break from the usual suspects from big brand names, the Lornet LA-02 is an interesting option. lornet-watches.com

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  • IG

    What about publishing articles about watches when actual photos of them available, not just 3D renderings made by 12 year olds.

  • CognacSocialist

    These are some of the worst “photos” I have ever seen. A pre-schooler could do a better job in photoshop.

  • Tõnis Leissoo

    You should try to tell the difference between photo and a rendering. There are rendered pictures and also real pictures in this article. They’re not all renderings.

  • Gokart Mozart

    I quite like this and the size will pass as a mens watch, they just need to get rid of the diamonds replace them titanium dot indices.

    The ladies watch has the better hand set and is better proportioned with less of a chin and forehead at the top and bottom of the watch.

    I like it but am not sure about the movement finish. Would need to be seen in real life what it looks like.

  • While you can see the connection with the LA-01 Mens watch, I have to wonder if this watch has a look (and size) that will appeal to women unless their man already has an LA-01. Otherwise, an interesting line of watches.

    • Tõnis Leissoo

      There are women watches that appeal to woman and watches that appeal to their husband. I’ve purchased several watches to my wife because I would love to have those but my wrist is simply too big for them. One example is Nomos. I purchased nice beige Nomos for the lady but unfortunately she’s not giving it as much wrist time like she does for her fashion watches. This watch here is a good example of a ladies watch meant to be purchased by men. Now I’d really like to have the new AirKing but I’m afraid she will not like it 🙂

      • I can’t buy clothes or jewelry for my wife. I tried years ago and she would not wear what I bought or bluntly said, “return it and get your money back”. So I learned that lesson years ago, ha ha. Cheers.

  • Marius

    According to this article, Lornet will be an interesting propostion for ladies bacuase: “For one, it is made in France, which is not something you can say for many watches.”

    I’m sorry, but I don’t see how the fact that this watch is made in France will increase its popularity amongst women. Are women more likely to buy a watch that is made in France? Personally, I highly doubt that the “Made In France” aspect is terribly important considering that most people associate high-end watches with Switzerland.

    Also according to this article: “And finally, there is the price. The Lornet LA-02 in titanium is priced at €5,400, which is quite appealing for a watch that is unapologetically unorthodox and different.”

    I beg to differ. I wouldn’t say that €5,400 is an “appealing” price for an ugly watch produced by a no-name brand. If you want a Richard Mille/Franck Muller knock-off, you’re better off with a $100 replica that you can buy from across the street of Orchard Towers Singapore aka “The Four Floors Of Whores.” I have never been there; all I know is from hearsay.

  • Mark1884

    Interesting, but too much $$.
    Would just get wifey another Rolex or Omega for that price. While she loved France, I don’t think she would care that this watch was made there.

  • Yan Fin

    There are certain things made in France that should stay there. This is one of them.

  • SuperStrapper

    Well, the renders are out of focus, so I don’t predict great things…

  • Ulysses31

    It’s hard to judge from the poor quality of these renders.