A heart of gold

A heart of gold

March 2022

Celebrating Valentine’s Day is a tradition that Blancpain watchmakers have been perpetuating for over 20 years – and with good reason, as the Manufacture in Le Brassus is not keen on anything that is merely fleeting. The Ladybird “Valentine’s Day 2022” bears perfect testimony to enduring feelings, uniting time with love… 99 times over!

A token of eternity, the Ladybird “Valentine’s Day 2022” features the brilliance of noble stones and materials, crafted with the utmost dedication to ensure that this watch finds a worthy and desired place on the wrist of its chosen one. A white mother-of-pearl dial adorned with varnished red numerals and a circle of diamonds expresses the sweetness, ardour and infinity of love. The theme of this timepiece is confirmed by the seconds hand, which sweeps a fiery red heart along in its perpetual rotations.

The 34.9 mm diameter case crafted in white gold sparkles with 58 scintillating diamonds daintily set on the bezel and lugs. Their purity strikes a powerful contrast with the glow of the rose-cut ruby gracing the watch crown. The colour of love extends to the alligator leather strap, secured to the wrist by a diamond-set pin buckle.

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The sapphire case back reveals the round curves of the 1153 self-winding movement, entirely developed and produced in Blancpain’s workshops based on almost three hundred years of expertise. The mainplate, bridges and other components are meticulously decorated in accordance with the finest traditions of Haute Horlogerie, embellishing the gentle ticking of this true gem. An expression of delicacy, but also and above all of reliability with its generous four-day power reserve and its silicon balance-spring, the 1153 movement is a promise of longevity.

Issued in a 99-piece edition, the Ladybird “Valentine’s Day 2022” watch is as precious as time itself. It is proof of love, including that which Blancpain has shown for women over nearly a century, notably by creating dedicated timepieces for them such as the first self-winding ladies’ wristwatch (1930) and the world’s smallest round watch (1956).

Blancpain timepieces are available for purchase at our 101 Collins Street, Crown Melbourne, and Gold Coast boutiques.

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PHOTOS: Blancpain

WORDS: MONARDS

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