Time for romance

Time for romance

SOCIAL & LIFESTYLE
Time for romance

For over two decades, Blancpain has shown its romantic side with a Valentine's Day edition.

This year, the love theme reddens the Roman numerals and strap of a dainty white gold Ladybird Colors model, which sparkles with diamonds on the dial, bezel, lugs and buckles.

A time-consuming process involving five separate applications of colour gives extra visual depth to the red Roman numerals that stand out against the dial crafted from an exclusive variety of mother of pearl.

The original Ladybird from 1956 was the world's smallest round feminine timepiece.

Far from being merely smaller or adapted versions of men's watches, Ladybird timepieces are specifically developed to meet women's wishes and expectations.

The Ladybird Colors with a diameter of 34.9mm is characterised by larger-sized hour markers in its upper half and two overlapping rings set with diamonds.

Ladybird Colors Valentine’s Day 2024 special edition.

Blancpain has modified the design for the Valentine's Day 2024 edition available in 99 pieces.

A large seconds hand evoking a cupid's arrow sweeps around the dial. With a feather-shaped counterweight, the arrow pierces a small red heart while the smaller ring has also been stylised as a heart at 6 o'clock.

Likewise, the white gold winding rotor has been openworked with a heart motif, which is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback.

In-house manufactured self-winding Calibre 1153 gives this amorous Ladybird Colors its heartbeats while ensuring a four-day power reserve.

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