Time is the best proof of love. In the warmest and most romantic festival of the year, Blancpain has launched ultra-thin women’s watch series, which interprets love and passion with vivid shapes and colors.
Blancpain’s limited edition Valentine’s Day watch in 2017 uses symbolic details to decorate the theme of traditional Valentine’s Day. The watch’s steel bezel and lugs are set with 68 diamonds, and the mother-of-pearl dial is set with 8 diamonds. The tip of the second hand is specially designed with red arrows. Red represents passion, and the red arrow of love symbolizes penetration Time reaches people’s hearts. At 12 o’clock, the watch is decorated with a red heart inlaid with 19 bread-shaped cut rubies, which contrasts with the soft light dial. Bread-shaped cuts were prevalent in the Art Deco period and were widely used in jewellery. They have occasionally appeared on watch dials in recent years. The top of the gemstone is a convex circular arc surface, which allows the light to penetrate the gemstone more fully, thereby enhancing the dial’s brilliance. The ruby pavilion is faceted to better refract light.
Through the back of the sapphire crystal on the case back, you can see the special openwork white gold oscillating weight. Its polished decoration uses a variety of different techniques: strip and ring Geneva wave, snail bevel and polished corners. The comprehensive application of these delicate and complicated grinding procedures to the rotor shows the Blancpain’s comprehensive mastery of fine watchmaking. In addition, the rotor is also engraved with a Blancpain logo, which reflects the dial design elements, and also uses the romantic love color of red.
Tempering aesthetic performance, sharpening technology for refinement
Blancpain’s 2017 Valentine’s Day Limited Watch is equipped with a self-winding Cal.913 movement specially designed for women’s collections, with a 40-hour power reserve. The beryllium bronze balance wheel is equipped with fine adjustment screws and a silicon hairspring. Silicon is an important innovative material for the watchmaking industry, with several key attributes: low density (making the hairspring itself extremely lightweight), collision resistance, and complete immunity from magnetic fields. These attributes ensure that the hairspring can maintain a nearly perfect concentric circular structure, thereby improving the isochronous performance of the movement and thus the accuracy of the watch.
In order to meet different personal tastes and matching needs, Blancpain’s 2017 Valentine’s Day Limited Watch is equipped with two replaceable alligator leather straps, one in red and the other in white. Limited edition of 99 watches, each engraved with a unique number.