A love story by Blancpain

Jueves, 26 de Enero de 2017 11:30 AM

Blancpain is celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with a watch dedicated to love and passion.

The adornment of this 29 mm-e timepiece is designed to celebrate the traditional lovers’ day. Its steel bezel and lugs are set with 68 diamonds, while the mother-of-pearl dial features eight. The seconds hand depicts an arrow symbolizing the transmission of love. Its tip is red, a color synonymous with passion. A heart adorned with 19 buff-top rubies embellishes the delicately shimmering dial at 12 o’clock. The buff-top cut was mainly used during the Art Deco period for jewelry models, and occasionally in recent years on watch dials. It reveals the rounded upper part of the gem and thereby enhances the radiance of the dial by allowing the light to penetrate more fully into the stone. The lower part of the ruby refracts the light like a facetted stone.

The sapphire crystal reveals an openworked white gold oscillating weight adorned with a snailed bevel, polished angles, as well as straight and circular Côtes de Genève. The Manufacture thereby demonstrates the full extent of its expertise by combining these delicate and sophisticated procedures. The Blancpain logo engraved on the oscillating weight echoes the main dial element and also adopts the color of love.