Blancpain has an energy for offering women watches that look female without stinting on the mechanics. Truth be told, this specific watch displays two complications and uncovers its mechanical heart on the converse side. With Valentine’s Day practically around the bend, Blancpain discharges an exceptional release of its Villeret Quantième Phases de Lune. Furnished with the brand’s trademark schedule and moon stage complications, the 99 watches for Valentine’s Day are spruced up for the event with sentimental details.
The Villeret Quantième Phases de Lune Valentine’s Day release comes in a 33mm red gold case set with 64 splendid cut precious stones. Albeit past models have highlighted precious stones on the bezel, this restricted version has added jewels on the drags for additional Valentine Day shimmer. For those of you acquainted with the Villeret Quantième Phases de Lune , you will review that the case was refreshed in 2018 and the size expanded from 29.2mm to its present 33.2mm measurement. This expansion in size implied that what was at one time a humble women’s watch was repositioned as a more contemporary-sized women’s watch.
The Moon with the Mouche
Crafted from common white mother-of-pearl, the dial emanates an iridescent sheen and highlights the exemplary arrangement of four Roman hour markers applied in red gold (at XII, III, VI and IX) and eight jewel records. To commend the 14th of February, the hand perusing the spiral date show is tipped with a brilliant red lacquered heart and the stabilizer of the focal seconds hands includes a portrayal of Cupid’s bolt. The exquisite hands are openworked to uncover the shady surface of the mother-of-pearl dial, which includes a gap simply over 6 o’clock to house the moon stage function.
Blancpain’s understanding of the Moon is exceptional and on the off chance that you look carefully you will see that the Moon has eyelashes and a flirt marvel mark near the lips. A gesture to the fake moles that were extremely popular among society women in 18th-century France, these glue excellence spots were known as mouches, or flies, and came altogether shapes and sizes. Outlined by a rounded-formed opening with a golden edge, Blancpain’s moon stage marker is driven by a wheel with 59 gear-teeth that completes two complete lunar patterns of 29.5 days, and as such implies that two moons are painted on the plate. The instrument progresses once every day, at around 6pm by a stuff like that of the date indication.
An development of the women’s type 953, the programmed type 913QL has a 23.70mm width and has been upgraded with an elite silicon balance spring and a Glucydur offset wheel with gold micrometric directing screws. Delivered by Blancpain, the development comprises 246 sections and has a force save of 40 hours. The fuse of silicon and Glucydur make the watch more stun safe and shield it from attractive fields. The sapphire gem caseback uncovers the red gold wavering weight, which for the event has been decorated with a heart crossed by Cupid’s bolt. The level scaffolds are decorated with Côtes de Genève while the base plate highlights roundabout graining.
In keeping with the pattern for compatible lashes, the Villeret Quantième Phases de Lune comes with a sharp and simple to-utilize DIY framework. By sliding the two gets at either end of the lash, you can change the red gator tie for a more attentive white crocodile tie in a jiffy.
A restricted version of 99 pieces, the Blancpain Villeret Quantième Phases de Lune will retail for CHF 22,900. More details at www.blancpain.com.