This weeks ‘Weekly Watch’, by Priyanka Sippy Editor-in-chief features Blancpain’s Limited Edition Valentine’s Day 2020 watch, an ode to love.
Love is a celebration of the most precious emotion known to mankind. Blancpain marks Valentine’s Day every year with an exceptionally unique timepiece.We thought it fitting to mark this day of love by featuring Blancpain’s 2020 Valentine’s Day limited edition watch, that is as stunning as it is complicated.
This gorgeous wrist watch is inspired by a cocktail watch once owned by Marilyn Monroe. A 14-piece limited edition, it is a portrayal of the charm and strength of innumerable inspirational women.
The stunning timepiece has an Art Deco style rectangular case in white gold that is captivating as it is artistic. Set with 84 diamonds, occasionally in interspersed rows, with a set of marquise-cut gems, it frames a perfect mother-of-pearl dial, inlaid with two hearts, with two brilliant-cut diamonds. Additionally, a pair of exquisite butterflies made of diamond and ruby hearts takes your breath away.
Another highlight is its rectangular caliber 510, a major new movement added to the Blancpain collection. The curves of the latter, along with the symmetry between its balance-wheel and its barrel lend both intricacy and elegance to this two-tone mechanical movement, while the chamfered finish of its bridges adds a fragility and airiness, which women will love.
Stunning, elegant and complicated, this jewelry watch attempts to capture the charming persona of the incomparable icon, Marilyn Monroe. It also attempts to represent the confidence and captivating personality of Betty Fiechter, who, in 1933 bought Manufacture Blancpain, becoming the first female watch brand owner and director. Credited with the launch of the Ladybird (1956) – the ladies’ model equipped with the smallest round mechanical movement of the time – she won people’s hearts with her inimitable charm and strength.
Issued in a 14-piece limited edition, the special “Valentine’s Day 2020” watch comes with a calf leather strap secured by a pin buckle set with a brilliant-cut diamond. This ravishing timepiece spotlights the Blancpain belief, since 1930, that women appreciate the aesthetic brilliance of mechanical watchmaking.
Vintage yet complicated, delicate yet technically brilliant, this watch is an example of watchmaking excellence.
An ode to love from the oldest watch brand in the world (it was founded in 1735) will make for an extra special gift this Valentine’s Day for a fortunate few.