Blancpain’s Villeret Valentine’s Day 2018 model is fitted with a vivid red alligator leather strap and is available in a limited edition of 99 individually engraved and numbered watches. The backdrop for the dial is a mother-of-pearl sky sprinkled with 19 diamonds and four rubies, all brilliant-cut and secured using the “star-setting” technique. For the first time in the Blancpain collections, the sapphire moon phase has been placed at a sloping angle at 6 o’clock. It is adorned with a slender border and the opening features a softly rounded shape. This moon with its unmistakably feminine face is an amusing nod to history, since the artificial “beauty spot”, known as a mouche for its similarity to a fly appearing at the corner of its smiling mouth, was regarded in 18th century France as symbolising a playfully teasing attitude.