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Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2015: A rose to say I love you

by Nick Gould on January 4, 2015

Blancpain has produced a special watch each year since 2001 to celebrate St Valentines Day. For 2015 Blancpain has created a limited edition feminine timepiece for that special someone that close to your heart.

 

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The new Saint Valentines 2015 model has a mother-of-pearl dial decorated with a majestic inlaid rose, a technique which demonstrates 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  the mother-of-pearl allows the colour to show through, creating a subtle palette of pink shades.  There is something captivating about the inlaid rose on the dial

 

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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 brand’s 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.

 

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On the back of the watch, the pink mother-of-pearl inlaid on the oscillating weight echoes the dial’s design.  A white ostrich leather strap with deployant clasp completes the watch.

A limited edition of  only 14 pieces, engraved and numbered.

Specifications from Press Release

Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2015- 3650-4944R-58B

Calibre 2653C

  • Self winding mechanical movement
  • Diameter 26.20mm
  • Thickness: 4.47mm
  • Power Reserve: 72 Hours
  • Number of components: 205
  • 28 Jewels
  • Côtes de Genève decoration on movement and mother of pearl inlaid on the oscillating weight
  • Frequency: 4Hz – 28’800 A/h

Dial

  • Mother of Pearl
  • Specially sculptured rose
  • Front crystal: Sapphire

Case

  • 18k white gold
  • 121 Diamonds, total of 1.237 carats inlaid around the bezel, crown and lugs
  • Diameter: 36.8mm
  • Thickness: 10.3mm
  • Water Resistance: 30 metres
  • Sapphire case back

Strap

  • White Ostrich leather
  • Deployant Clasp

 

 

 

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