(photos: Blancpain) Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2012 | US$tba | www.blancpain.com
it’s still a good month away from Valentine’s Day but that won’t stop us from featuring one true gift for your love one, well… that’s if you have reasonable huge pockets. meet the Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2012, a limited edition watch of just 14 units, each adorned with 2.95 carats of precious stones that would definitely set your love one’s heart fluttering with joy. encased within this luxury casing is a self-winding Calibre F185 movement with a total of 308 parts and 37 jewels that drives its flyback chronograph. the lavishness is pretty intense, yet classy: the bezel and lugs set with diamonds, the caseband set with four diamonds and a heart-shaped ruby, diamond tops the crown, and cabochon-cut rubies covered the pushpieces. finally a white alligator leather strap completes the package. the limited edition Blancpain Saint-Valentin 2012 is presented in a precious wooden box that has an interior delicately lined with white nappa leather. we wouldn’t even dream of its price but if price is not a concern for you, then head on down to Blancpain boutiques to find out more. yes, the physical store, it is.