Ever since 2001, February 14th has been a special occasion celebrated between the woman and Blancpain. For the 21st Valentine’s Day celebrated by Blancpain, they have released a special piece, a heavenly interpretation of their Villeret Women Date model. This timepiece comes as a limited edition, with only 28 pieces being produced.
Blancpain and women had close relationships since 1930 when the manufacturer was the first to create a self-winding ladies’ watch. Three years later, this special relationship was heightened further when Betty Fiechter took over the reins of the company, ultimately becoming the first woman to head a watchmaking company. The years that followed after saw several feminine horological timepieces released that show Blancpain’s love for women.
The Maison draws inspiration for this latest creation from the brand’s ability to compose soft and sparkling creations, along with movements that showcase the boldness of their nature. The Villeret Women Date limited edition comes in a stunning 33.2mm red gold case, which is enhanced and complimented nicely by the precious touches of a diamond-set chapter ring and bezel.
The dial is composed of white mother of pearl, which looks as if you are soaring above the clouds when gazed upon. The source of every desire is shown by the second’s hand, which features a crimson-red heart, that also neatly matches the watch’s alligator leather strap. The open-worked hour and minute hands hint at the timepiece’s sharp yet subtle design. The hour indexes are diamond set, with the 3 o’clock position featuring a small date window.
Blancpain has used its in-house movement, the calibre 1151. This calibre 1151 is derived from the brand’s famous 1150 and now comes with a silicon balance spring and a staggering four-day power reserve! The watch does come with an open case back, which shows the intricately decorated workings of the Calibre 1151 movement.
With the understated elegance of the new Villeret Women Date limited edition, it shows the true nature of Blancpain’s style, which ultimately ensures that this stunning model joins the ranks of truly ageless timepieces.