If the increasingly frantic targeted ads in my Instagram feed for fancy underwear and/or chocolate are anything to go by, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Well, if you’re reading this and have left your extravagant-show-of-affection-giftstravaganza run a little late, don’t worry. We — or rather Blancpain — have your back.
Say hello to the Blancpain Villeret Valentine Women Quantième Phases de Lune, a delightful limited edition made with Valentine’s Day in mind. Of course, there’s the expected mix of mother-of-pearl dial and liberal sprinkling of sparkly stones in the 33mm red gold case, but what really elevates this from regular fancy women’s watch to lust-worthy Valentine’s Day gift are the little touches. Sure, there’s a passionate red-strap option, but look closer and you’ll see the tip of the pointer date has skewered (much like Cupid’s arrow) a plump red heart. Speaking of arrows, the seconds hand is actually shaped like one. And then there’s the moon, which is sporting a little beauty spot, a très cute touch. Finally, the golden rotor continues the Cupid motif.
All told, this is a delightful package, and one that leaves a dozen long-stemmed roses in the dust. It’s also something of a tradition for Blancpain, who have been making Valentine’s Day limited editions since 2001. So, if you’re looking to seriously impress your SO, it’s one to consider. But hurry — there’s only two sleeps to go, and one piece in the country.
Blancpain’s Villeret Women Quantième Phases de Lune Australian pricing and availability
Blancpain’s Villeret Women Quantième Phases de Lune, limited to 99 pieces, $30,600