Blancpain Ladybird Saint-Valentin 2024
Once again, Blancpain shows the way for ladies watches, designed to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. Our most recent coverage was Fifty Fathoms Colors of Love for 2022. But we have covered their Valentine’s Day watch in 2015, 2016, 2020 and 2021. Each year, a different model was chosen. This year, it circles back to the Ladybird, an exceptional wristwatch for the ladies. Beautiful, with tastefully restrained use of diamonds, and the magnificent caliber 1153 automatic movement.
For more than two decades Blancpain’s watchmakers have created a special timepiece for Valentine’s Day. For 2024 the inspiration comes from the Ladybird Colors line. With its vibrant red color palette, heart motifs and brilliant diamonds, this special edition Blancpain Ladybird Saint-Valentin 2024 is a perfect expression of Valentine traditions.
The Ladybird Colors line is home to the most recent members of the women’s timepiece collection with, as the name suggests, a broad and rich color palette. For Valentine’s Day, Ladybird Colors glows red. Its dial fashioned from an exclusive variety of mother of pearl features red roman numerals to which extra visual depth is given by a time-consuming process that requires five separate applications of color. All of the Ladybird Colors dials showcase a fine gold ring at 6 o’clock, set by hand with graduated diamonds. For the Valentine’s edition, the lower portion of the diamond set ring has been given the shape of a heart. Cupid’s arrow adds to the Valentine’s theme as it forms the large seconds hand, carrying a small red heart and a feather-shaped counterweight. The movement is Blancpain’s in-house 1153 automatic winding caliber beating at 3 Hz. The movement’s two mainspring barrels ensure that the watch will achieve a four-day power reserve.
The Blancpain Ladybird Saint-Valentin 2024 white gold winding rotor has been open worked with a heart motif, which is visible through the sapphire case back.
The Blancpain Ladybird Saint-Valentin 2024 34.9 mm case is carried out in white gold with hand set diamonds upon the bezel and lugs. More than 2 carats of diamonds have been bestowed upon the bezel, lugs, dial and buckle.