Loyal as ever to the tradition of celebrating Valentine’s Day, Blancpain presents a watch especially created for the day of love and lovers. The Saint-Valentin 2013 model with its shapes, colors and gemstones inspired by the universal symbols of love, is bound to appeal to romantics keen to declare tender feelings for their sweetheart.
Featuring a flurry of hearts, together with a subtle play on textures and shapes, the dial Blancpain has dreamt up for this occasion comes to life at the expert hands of the company watchmakers and artisans. The white mother-of-pearl base is enhanced by diamond hour-markers. Five red-lacquered mother-of-pearl marquetry hearts, distinguished by their strikingly generous volume, lend a vivid touch of color and brilliance.
The 34 mm steel case is topped by a bezel set with two rows of full cut-diamonds, while the case middle is adorned at 9 o’clock with five liquid ceramic hearts. This technique calls for meticulous application of the liquid matter prior to a firing process that solidifies it. This three-hand model, on which the dainty seconds hand counterweight takes the shape of the Blancpain logo, is equipped with mechanical self-winding Calibre 1150. Also displaying date and endowed with a 100-hour power reserve, this timepiece offers a successful daily association of useful functions and elegance – right through to the rotor which is also decorated with hearts.
A seamless white ostrich leather strap featuring an alzavel lining conceals more dainty hearts, setting the perfect finishing touch to this watch flying with the colors of love.
The Saint-Valentin 2013 model is issued in a 99-piece limited edition and is delivered in a white wooden presentation box encrusted with white hearts evoking the dial design.
Women, Ultraplate Saint Valentin 2013, date, seconds, white mother-of-pearl dial set with diamonds and graced with a marquetry motif featuring five mother of-pearl hearts, self-winding movement
Thickness – 3.25mm
Diameter – 26.20 mm
Power-reserve in hours – 100 hours
Components – 210
Limited Edition to – 99 pieces
Thickness – 9.50mm
Diameter – 34.00mm
Water-resistance – 3 Bar
Lug width – 18mm
Dial – 0.08
Case – 0.70
Total – 0.78
Blancpain, the world’s oldest watch brand, has been heralded for its aesthetic and technological know-how for since its creation in 1735. Founded by Jehan-Jaques Blancpain, this luxury Swiss watch manufacturer is famous for being the creator of some of the most complicated mechanical watches ever created in history. Blancpain is also known for its Fifty-Fathoms watch, selected by the United States Navy and worn by Jacques-Yves Cousteau in his award-winning film. In 1984, Blancpain launched the world’s smallest movement, followed in 1989 by the launch of the world’s thinnest movement. www.blancpain.com