Blancpain is coming up roses for Valentine’s Day with a limited-edition ladies’ watch Struggling to conquer her heart for the remainder of the year.
With the majority of us are still recovering – emotionally and physically – from Christmas, Valentine’s Day sounds like a distant event. But it’s only a month away and Blancpain watches have opted to beat the other manufacturers to her heart with the release of a very female ladies’ timepiece.
The motive for expecting this specific Blancpain watch is straightforward: it’s a limited edition of just 14 bits, made exclusively for Valentine’s Day. Blancpain has always held a unique place for women in its own collections. Unlike a lot of brands, which unifies men’s watches and include diamonds, Blancpain conceives watches for women from the bottom up.
Presented at a 36.8mm white gold case, a number of you may recognise the swirling ribbon pattern of the bezel, place to mild with 121 diamonds. It is in reality the identical bezel arrangement as featured on the Blancpain Heure Décentrée model, which won the prestigious GPHG award for women’ watch of 2014.
Each one of the massive pink rose that adorns the dial of this Blancpain watch has been sculpted individually from mother-of-pearl, dyed and then assembled, one by one, on the dial. The various thicknesses of the nacre, which make a subtle palette of pink tones, endow the rose with a wonderful natural feel.
A signature feature of Blancpain’s girls’ watches is an off-centred hour motion, in this case located just above 6 o’clock. The movement, a mechanical self-winding calibre using a 72-hour power reserve, features a delightful floral increased on the oscillating weight.