The design of ladies’ watches is a niche seemingly overlooked by some of the luxury watch houses, not so at Blancpain where the Le Brassus manufacture continues its pioneering attitude to the creation of women’s timepieces. In 1998 the brand presented the first ladies’ fly-back chronograph, and the same movement was used to power the “Saint-Valentin 2009“, a functional yet ultimately feminine sports timepiece.
The “Saint-Valentin 2010” could not be more different to last years symbolic release. With a completely new pear-shaped white gold case shape adorned with over 500 diamonds and pink sapphires the piece is somewhere between a wristwatch and a stunning item of jewellery. A pink and white mother of pearl dial forms a captivating heart shape and the hour markers are diamond set including a heart-cut diamond at the 12 0’clock position. This charming ladies watch features the Calibre 615 “Lady Bird” movement, first manufactured in 1956 and still considered to be the world’s smallest round self-winding movement and its petite form is revealed through a sapphire crystal case back.
The “Saint-Valentin 2010” comes supplied with two satin straps, one black and one white and as a further tribute to the most romantic date in the calendar is a limited release of just 14 pieces worldwide.