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News: a Blancpain for Valentines Day

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Blancpain_Valentinsuhr2018_6105A4654XXA_FaceUsually I do not write about ladies timepieces, but this one is such a beauty and giving me all the reasons to make an exception.

This is a very playful design, very feminine, a fine watch for a lady which loves Valentines Day and appreciates the heaven made of mother of pearl covered with diamond stars and rubies.  It is a dial dedicated to the special event of lovers.  You find 19 diamonds and 4 rubies on the dial which are fixed under the mother of pearl cover.  For the first time, Blancpain presents a moonphase made of sapphire.  The moon face (not moonphase) appears to have a somewhat feminine look with a smile on her face.  In the 18th century the smile was a sign of good mood.

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While the moonphase complication virtually disappeared until the 1980s when it was used again by Blancpain under the leadership of Mister Biver, it is now again a complication you see on ladies and men’s timepieces.  The moonphase has become a sign of Blancpain.  And as we know, watchmaking and astronomy are closely related.

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The seconds hand is a hint to the angel of love Amor or Cupido.  The steel case has a size of 29,20mm.  The bezel is covered with 48 diamonds and the lugs are covered by 20 diamonds. A diamond is covering the crown.  The movement is an automatic winding caliber 913 L.  Due to the use of a silicium spirale the watch is antimagnetic.

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This Villeret Saint Valentin 2018 is adorned with a red alligator strap and is limited to 99 pieces only.