Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2020 Ref. 0091-19R54-63A (Price, Pictures and Specs)
For Blancpain, Valentine's Day is a celebration, which every year witnesses the creation of a limited series of feminine timepieces dedicated to love. A veritable jewel, the 2020 edition is inspired by a stunning Blancpain evening watch once owned by the inimitable Marilyn Monroe (please read more about here).
Its rectangular white gold Art Deco style case is set with 84 diamonds, sometimes in superposed rows, including two generous marquise-cut gems; while its mother-of-pearl dial, inlaid with two hearts, is adorned with two brilliant-cut diamonds and two precious butterflies made of diamond and ruby hearts.
The beauty of this timepiece also lies in its rectangular caliber 510, a major new addition to the Blancpain collection. The curves of the latter, along with the symmetry between its balance-wheel and its barrel lend both delicacy and visual equilibrium to this two-tone mechanical movement, while the chamfered finish of its bridges adds a soft and light touch.
Both sensual and technical, this jewelry watch undoubtedly recalls the unique temperament of Marilyn Monroe, the ultimate icon, as well as that of Betty Fiechter, who in 1933 bought Manufacture Blancpain, becoming the first female watch brand owner and director. The woman who initiated the launch of the Ladybird (1956) – the ladies’ model equipped with the smallest round mechanical movement of the time – won people’s hearts through her blend of charm and strength.
Issued in a 14-piece limited edition, the special "Valentine's Day 2020" watch is available with a calf leather strap secured by a pin buckle set with a brilliant-cut diamond. This dazzling timepiece perfectly embodies the spirit of Blancpain: since 1930, the Manufacture has been convinced that women are eminently capable of appreciating the expertise and magic of mechanical watchmaking.
Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2020
Mother-of-pearl marquetry dial set with diamonds and rubies · hand-winding
Case: Rhodium-plated 18ct white gold, bezel, links and buckle set with diamonds
Thickness: 6.5 mm
Dimensions: 35.00 mm x 16.00 mm
Water-resistance: 3 bar
Case Back: Sapphire crystal back
Movement: Caliber 510
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Dimensions: 25.20 mm x 12.00 mm
Power-reserve: 52 hours
Carat Weight: Dial: 0.117; Case: 1.338; Claps: 0.022; Total: 1.477
The Price for the Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2020 Ref. 0091-19R54-63A is US$38,300 and is limited edition to 14 pieces.