The white mother-of-pearl dial features a motif composed of airy hearts – two engraved and a red transferred one. It is delicately framed by an embroidery-like border. The passing of time is conveyed in keeping with the traditional design codes of the Manufacture: hour-markers at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock, interspersed with seven chatons and a date display at 3 o’clock. A row of diamonds on the bezel lends a precious touch, while the ballet of white gold hands further accentuates the feather-light overall impression.

 

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Saint-Valentin 2014 watch © Blancpain

 

Celebrating women in harmony with Blancpain’s vision also implies saluting their taste for mechanisms radiating a technical beauty of which they are also keenly aware. A forerunner in this domain, the Manufacture in Le Brassus has been offering ladies’ watches exclusively driven by mechanical movements ever since 1930. The Blancpain Calibre 1150 chosen for the 2014 Valentine’s Day model is equipped with a silicon balance-spring that is non-magnetic and maintains a more constant rate over time.

Issued in a 99-piece limited edition, this 33 mm-diameter watch is fitted with a white leather strap highlighting the shimmering visual beauty of the dial.

 

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Back of the watch. © Blancpain