Every year, Blancpain launches a new limited edition model to commemorate the most romantic holiday of the year – Saint Valentine’s Day. This time, Swiss luxury manufacturer announces an exclusive ladies’ timepiece that will be produced in ultra limited quantity of only 14 exemplars, each showing the brand’s technical knowhow and mastery over artistic mechanical wristwatches.
Blancpain Saint Valentine’s Day 2015 Watch took inspiration from the language of flowers and romantic love messages they bring.
This feminine timepiece boasts a beautiful mother-of-pearl dial encrusted with a majestic inlaid rose. This technique demonstrates the fine craftsmanship of the master watchmakers. Each detail of its dial has been meticulously worked out, and each petal delicately sculpted into the white mother-of-pearl. The resulting rose in relief was later cut and dyed before being incorporated into the dial. This was conducted by paying attention to leave different thicknesses of mother-of-pearl to allow the color to show through, thus creating a visual delight of inter-playing pink shades.
The new Saint Valentine’s 2015 model is housed in the 18-karat white gold case which sizes 36.8mm in diameter. The case has been encrusted with 121 diamonds which are arranged in two intertwined rows of different-sized stones, thus reminding of the brand’s emblematic double-stepped bezel. The setting of the horn-shaped lugs and the crown complete the overall look of the new Blancapin watch.
The beating heart of the Saint Valentin Limited Edition 2015 watch is an off-center hour movement, the signature complication of the Women collection, which is powered with the in-house manufactured caliber 2653C that is capable to store enough energy to keep the watch ticking for at least 72 hours when fully charged. The movement consists of 205 components and is built on 28 jewels. The beating rate of the mechanism is 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz).
The reverse side of the watch is fitted with a sapphire crystal which serves as a window to the world of delicate and precise mechanics. The sapphire case back reveals the pink mother-of-pearl inlaid on the oscillating weight, as well as a gorgeous Côtes de Genève engravings. Each timepiece from this edition is truly unique and has its limited edition number engraved on the case back.
Blancpain Saint Valentine’s Day 2015 (ref. 3650-4944R-58B) is constructed to resist water pressure up to 30 meters (approximately 100 feet). The watch is teamed with an elegant white ostrich leather strap.