Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2013: A Special Gift for That Special Someone

Haute horlogerie maker Blancpain, the world’s oldest watch brand founded in 1735, has combined technological expertise, exquisite craftsmanship, art and loyalty to Valentine’s Day by creating a watch to celebrate love.  The Saint-Valentin 2013 chronograph is the perfect gift for lovers to declare their feelings for each other on February 14; the timepiece features gemstones, colors, and shapes inspired by the international symbols of love.

Blancpain artisans have combined a white mother-or-pearl base and diamond heart-shaped hour markers.  Five vivid red hearts which seem to float across the bottom half of the watch’s dial add a touching splash of color; and the 34mm steel case is adorned with a bezel set with two rows of full-cut diamonds which makes one think of the dazzling effect of love.

The watch, whose decoration was painstaking, was also crafted with painstaking technological detail.  A date window and a power reserve of 100 hours are featured along with a mechanical self-winding Calibre 1150 movement. The seconds hand counterweight features the Blancpain logo; the rotor is also decorated with hearts.

Bringing the watch together is a strap of white ostrich leather with an alzavel lining, which reveals more beautifully designed hearts.  There will only be 99 pieces in this limited edition Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2013 model, and the watch comes in an elegant white wooden box encrusting with hearts, which give a hint of the dial design within.


Story and photo source:  Blancpain press release

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