Saint Valentineís Day is a highlight in Blancpainís calendar, offering an opportunity to unveil a new model designed especially for the occasion. This year, the brand is once again celebrating the lovers' day through a limited-edition womenís watch with just 14 pieces.
Blancpain has once again drawn on all its technical know-how to create an esthetic feminine mechanical watch. The new Saint Valentine's 2015 model has a mother-of-pearl dial decorated with a majestic inlaid rose, a technique which demonstrate the fine craftsmanship of the master watchmakers. The dial was meticulously worked, and each petal delicately sculpted into the white mother-of-pearl. The resulting rose in relief was then cut and dyed before being assembled on the dial. The different thicknesses of mother-of-pearl allow the color to show through, creating a subtle palette of pink shades.
The 36.8 mm diameter white-gold case is lit up with 121 diamonds. The two intertwined rows of different-sized stones are reminiscent of the brandís emblematic double-stepped bezel, while the setting of the horn-shaped lugs and the crown complete the ensemble. At the heart of this original two-hand model is an off-center hour movement, the signature complication of the Women collection.
On the back of the watch, the pink mother-of-pearl inlaid on the oscillating weight echoes the dialís design. This limited edition to 14 engraved and numbered pieces is adorned with a white ostrich leather strap.