SIHH Update: Day 2 From Carol Beslor

At a Montblanc dinner last night I was seated across from super model Eva Herzigova, the brand’s new ambassador. She was modelling the brand’s diamond jewelry, and I asked her if I could take her picture. She posed for a few minutes and I took pictures, but then asked, suddenly, who I was taking her picture for. (It was a press dinner, and I was taking the picture for this blog.) So she said I couldn’t take any more pictures and insisted I delete the ones I had taken. It was a bit awkward, and I couldn’t help remembering the time Cindy Crawford showed up in Basel for Omega and the flash bulbs never stopped – at least a thousand journalists snapped her picture as she was walking down the aisles. Otherwise, Eva was very nice and it was a pleasant dinner.

Montblanc introduced a full new collection for ladies earlier in the day, the Grace Kelly Collection. The back of the 34mm case is engraved with the princess’s regal monogram. The collection is in steel, so very accessible, but with diamond options and a haute joaillerie version, including a Petales de Rose Motif model with over 6 carats of diamonds.