Today, the founder of classic timepieces, Blancpain, a Swiss fine watchmaker, unveiled a new masterpiece from Basel 2018 at the apm Blancpain store in Beijing. As a well-deserved calendar master, Blancpain’s new interpretation of the signature function, adding calendar elements to multi-series watches. At the same time, the brand is making full efforts to set off a retro wave among the growing sports diving family, show the romantic beauty of the ‘Moon Beauty’ women’s watch, and the extraordinary charm of large and complex watches. A number of chronometers combine innovative materials, practical functions and aesthetic styles, showing their strength and exclusive style of Blancpain in a low profile.
Classic calendar, new interpretation
Blancpain’s new Villeret classic two-time full-calendar moon phase watch dial layout, hidden back adjustment button and gold oscillating weight
As a well-deserved master of calendars, Blancpain’s new series of watches have new functions of calendar functions. The new Villeret classic series full-time full-calendar moon phase watch, equipped with the brand’s exclusive hidden adjustment button, once again in-depth interpretation of the practical full-time full-calendar moon phase complex functions. The watch can not only display the day and month, but also read the date indicator scale on the inner circle of the dial through the blue steel snake-shaped hands; the moon phase window at six o’clock is the classic logo of the brand. In addition, the addition of the GMT function makes this timepiece among the complication watches, making it an ideal travel companion for business people across time zones.
Blancpain’s New Villeret Classic Big Date Retrograde Day Watch
Elegant classicism and reverence for exquisite craftsmanship are the true values of fine watchmaking that Blancpain values. In order to create a pleasing visual balance, the new Villeret classic series large date retrograde week watch dial has a week window between 7 and 9 o’clock, and an extra large date window between 5 and 6 o’clock. Not only that, the watch uses a series of new designs to further highlight Blancpain’s proud and sophisticated technology-the day and date display can be switched instantly at midnight, and the retrograde week will be from Sunday to Monday Start a new week with a clever jump. In addition to the wonderful calendar display, the slender central second hand is engraved with the Blancpain acronym on the tail.
Romantic choices for independent women
Blancpain’s new ‘Moon Beauty’ watch
Blancpain has never struggled to bring more compelling complications to women’s watches. As a new women’s watch launched by the brand this year, the new ‘Moon Beauty’ with a 33 mm diameter has signature aesthetic elements such as willow-shaped hands and Roman numerals, while using the traditional Blancpain calendar watch layout design. Blancpain’s constant attention and cherishment of details is also revealed through the classic beauty mole mole face on the dial. The new ‘Moon Beauty’ is equipped with a 913QL.P self-winding movement, specially developed to meet the wishes and needs of contemporary women. It is equipped with an anti-magnetic silicon hairspring and a special security system developed by Blancpain to protect the date indicator movement. Protected against accidental operating errors. The mechanical beauty of the mechanism can be seen at a glance through the sapphire glass back. The redesigned movement brings a wider and more open visual effect to the watch. Not only that, Blancpain removed the bezel on the movement, which allowed it to widen the size of the oscillating weight to the maximum extent, allowing it to have a more even weight distribution, while also significantly reducing the overall thickness of the movement.
The art of overlay and layout
Whether it is the time jump function or the retrograde minute function, it is a complex function debuted in the Blancpain product series. The Villeret Classic Series Flying Tourbillon Retrograde Minute Watch. The hour display window is placed above the retrograde minute display. The combination of the two makes a new interpretation of the legendary complex function of the flying tourbillon. This watch’s tourbillon device is unique in design, like floating in the air. By removing the upper bridge in the traditional tourbillon design, the transparent structure allows you to appreciate the tourbillon and its core components, with unparalleled vision. effect. In addition, Blancpain went a step further and even removed the original bottom bridge of the tourbillon device, replacing it with transparent sapphire glass. In this way, the tourbillon outer frame, balance wheel and escapement system connected to it are as if floating in the air, with a smart beauty.
Blancpain’s New Villeret Classic Flying Tourbillon Hour Retrograde Minute Watch
At the same time, Blancpain has always insisted on applying its exquisite craftsmanship to its aesthetic design. The big fire enamel dial of this watch is as warm as jade, and it is also fired on both sides of the gold tire chassis. The watchmakers first created a fine space on the gold chassis, and then applied several layers of enamel on the dial by hand, and then calcined it in a high-temperature furnace at about 800 degrees Celsius. After the completion, the surface of the hour display window and tourbillon window must be specially polished and polished to bring more complex and exquisite touch, create a charming and deep effect, and become a dazzling product that stands out.
Pick rare craftsmanship and add innovative materials
Blancpain’s new ‘Master of Arts’ studio Binchōtan charcoal watch
In the Métiersd’Art ‘Master of Art’ studio in watchmaking town Le Brassus, Blancpain’s art masters, as always, uphold the concept of timeless innovation and continue to make bold attempts as a motivation. This year, Blancpain is proud to present the first brand new watch with a Binchōtan charcoal dial. This special charcoal is made by firing oak oak grown in Kishu region of Japan. Binchōtan charcoal, known for its purity, is rarely used for decorative purposes, and Blancpain now gives this natural material a new look and mission through a series of ingenious works of art. First, the Binchōtan charcoal was washed, cut into thin discs, and then coated with several layers of Asian lacquer resin to prevent its aging. Then the surface of the disc was polished to enhance the natural texture and tone of the Binchōtan charcoal. They are then carefully decorated with tinted lacquer. Subsequently, the sculpture of Miyajima Bird House was carved with gold carving techniques, once again interpreting Blancpain’s wild creativity and excellent watchmaking technology.
Luxury retro style, sport multifunctional
Blancpain’s New Fifty Fathoms Big Jump Date
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms series has always been a luxury choice for sports diving watches. Today, for the first time, the brand brings the iconic Snapshot Big Date complication to this collection, displayed on the double window at 6 o’clock on the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms new Snapshot Big Date watch. This new watch uses Blancpain-based caliber 1315, an upgraded 6918B movement. Like all Blancpain movements, it is 100% Blancpain self-produced. The 6918B calibre is equipped with three main barrels, which ensure the watch’s power reserve for five consecutive days. The anti-magnetic silicon hairspring can protect the movement from magnetic field interference. The movement of the movement is beautiful and can be seen at a glance through the sapphire glass back.
Blancpain Fully Calendar Moon Phase Watch
As a younger and more fashionable choice, the Fifty Fathoms family of submersibles has grown stronger. While inheriting the sports tradition and design aesthetics, Blancpain also added the full-calendar moon phase function to the 70s retro style, making the series richer and more complete. The new Fifty Fathoms deep diving full-calendar moon phase watch combines the two most proud essences of Blancpain. It is a great performance of the Fifty Fathoms professional sports diving features and Blancpain’s classic full-calendar moon phase features. The day and month are clearly visible in the display window; the red crescent-shaped hands move around the inner edge of the dial to indicate the date; the large window at 6 o’clock is used to display the moon phases. Adhering to Blancpain’s consistent safety concept of ‘ensure that users will not endanger the movement due to operating errors’, the calendar device is equipped with a special safety device. Even if the calendar is adjusted at midnight at date switching, the movement device will also Avoid damage.
Blancpain 70s date and week watch from Blancpain
As a retro product, the aesthetic design of the new Fifty Fathoms Submersible 70’s date and week watch combines classic trends from the 70’s, while introducing Blancpain’s latest watchmaking technology. The dial of the watch follows the appearance of the representative model from 1970, and it is equipped with the day and date display window at 3 o’clock. At the same time, it is given a delicate and mysterious gradient gray, the periphery is slightly darker, and the center is brighter tones. , So that the visual effect of the entire dial is larger and more legible. The 43mm satin-finished case is equipped with a ceramic bezel-mounted unidirectional rotating bezel, and the ceramic bezel is infused with Liquidmetal’s hour scale. This limited edition of 500 watches is available in four different styles: vintage leather strap, nautical canvas strap, NATO military strap and stainless steel bracelet.