[2015 Basel] At the 280th anniversary of Blancpain, Switzerland’s top watch brand, the 2015 Basel Watch Fair is about to kick off in late March. At this year’s watch event, Blancpain, ‘the founder of classic timepieces’, will bring great surprise and curiosity to all major watch media and watch enthusiasts.
At the Baselworld 2014, Blancpain upholds the brand essence of ‘Innovation is Tradition’, and has introduced a number of classic timepieces-whether it is a formal watch, a women’s watch, or a sports watch. , Large and complex watches, Blancpain Blancpain’s reputation as ‘the founder of classic timepieces’, highlighting the brand’s extraordinary comprehensive watchmaking capabilities, has won the favor of everyone.
Blancpain Classic Villeret Collection Launches Large Calendar Window Watch
Blancpain’s most classic and elegant Villeret series welcomes the addition of a large calendar window watch. This elegant and practical complex function is displayed by large numbers through two side-by-side wide windows, making the date readings at a glance. Blancpain introduced the concept of ‘schedule’ into a purely famous junior model with a sense of proportion, breaking the ‘increasing by one point’ principle, not only retaining the essence of simple aesthetics, but also satisfying daily life. The most basic functional requirements of life on the watch-vividly reflects the brand’s style when dealing with complex mechanical skills.
When creating the Caliber 6950 movement, Blancpain watchmakers needed to achieve multiple goals: using a large digital display and completing the date change instantly at midnight to maximize the legibility of the date; while avoiding the machine The core is thickened. As a result, a new self-winding movement was introduced: the movement is equipped with two main barrels; the sophisticated large date display mechanism is also equipped with anti-vibration devices. In addition, the Caliber 6950 movement is also equipped with a silicon-free balance with silicon balance spring and gold fine-tuning screws, bringing excellent performance. Today, it is this extraordinary movement masterpiece that powers the new Villeret series large calendar windows.
The new large calendar window watch continues the simple and elegant design style, which perfectly captures this series of traditional supremacy and timeless pursuit of elegance and elegance. This watch combines all the classic aesthetic elements of the Villeret series: a 40 mm double red gold round case, a milky white dial and Roman numerals, red gold hands, a six-point date window, all of which exude natural beauty Elegant temperament; the back of the case is sapphire crystal back, you can see the beauty of the decorative pattern of the movement, and decorate the delicate rotor with a honeycomb pattern. The chocolate-colored alligator leather strap adds a strong classic temperament to the watch, making the performance of time even more low-key.
The 2014 inventory of the creators of classic timepieces
While waiting for Basel’s new products this year, let us first review the major awards Blancpain has won in the professional watch selection at home and abroad in the past year. With these classic timepieces, connect the glorious and continued 2014. Welcome to the infinite surprise of the new year.
2014 Haute Time Watch of the Year-Villeret Carrousel Moon Phase Watch
Haute Time is the premier luxury watch magazine in the United States, and its website is the # 1 online luxury watch magazine in the United States. This pivotal annual selection was voted by readers from more than 60 different countries around the world to recognize the most innovative, functional and unique new watch of the year. In 2014, Blancpain won the ‘Best Watch of the Year’ award for the Villeret series of Carrousel moonphase watches launched by Baselworld. The watch is equipped with a self-winding cal. 225L, which for the first time perfectly integrates the two iconic legendary elements of the brand-Carrousel and the big moon phase display, highlighting the brand’s tradition of innovation in the field of complex functions. This timepiece makes Blancpain’s industry’s largest moon phase family more powerful and complete, and once again reproduces Blancpain’s leading style of reviving mechanical watchmaking in the 1980s.
In addition, the timepiece also won the ‘9th time for the best professional watch award’ in the ninth awards ceremony of the 2014 time concept index ‘Time Concept’, the top watch publication in the Chinese region.
2014 Geneva Grand Prix of Fine Watches (GPHG) Best Ladies ‘Watch-Ladies’ Complication Watch
Founded in 2001, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) is known as the ‘Oscar Award’ in the watch industry and is known as the most prestigious, authoritative and influential Swiss watch industry. Powerful altarpiece highest honor. Last year, Blancpain stood out for its women’s collection of complication watches, winning the title of ‘Best Women’s Watch of the Year’. This timepiece is designed to help female fans get rid of the dilemma of appearance and performance. In addition to being feminine in appearance, Blancpain has also injected a consistent technical beauty into this watch. This women’s complication watch is equipped with the Cal. 2663SR self-winding movement produced by the brand. The 30-second eccentric retrograde design is particularly touching. The movement is composed of 226 parts and has a frequency of 28,800 vibrations / hour. Penetrating through the sapphire crystal, the Geneva ripple and five-petal flower-shaped rotor on the movement are in full bloom.
2014 ‘Revolution Core International Edition’ Best Sports Watch-Deep Submersible Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph
Since it was born in 1952 and officially put into production in 1953, Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms watch series has gone through more than 60 years. In 2014, this classic timepiece with professional diving performance and elegant appearance was added to the list: A deep dive vehicle equipped with the new self-winding movement F385, Bathyscaphe flyback chronograph, was officially launched and won the ‘Best Sport Watch’ award from the world-renowned high-end watch magazine ‘Revolution’.
The Blancpain’s new self-made movement on this watch impressed the magazine reviewer-the movement vibrates up to 36,000 times per hour (5HZ), the movement has a built-in vertical clutch and a column wheel chronograph device, which is a watch strap For excellent chronological performance; the watch case is 43 mm in diameter and is made of brushed black ceramic. It is equipped with a sealed chronograph button and is waterproof up to 300 meters to ensure safe operation underwater.
Robb Report “Best of Best” Classic Watch Award-Villeret Series Twelve Days Tourbillon
Blancpain Villeret series twelve-day long-powered tourbillon watch won the ‘Best and Best’ classic watch award of Robb Report, an authoritative domestic luxury magazine, with its exquisite watchmaking skills and elegant appearance. Just like all Blancpain-made movements, the new Cal. 242 movement in this watch was born in Blancpain’s powerful watchmaking movement factory, integrating and further enhancing the Cal. 25 machine developed in 1998. All outstanding performance of the core, power reserve for up to 12 days.
Through the floating tourbillon frame at 12 o’clock, you can see the full picture of the balance wheel and escapement wheel from the dial. This watch is equipped with a flying tourbillon. There is no support bridge above the frame, so you can see the complex structure of the entire device. The tourbillon rotates every minute to offset the effect of gravity. Both the dial and the painted Roman numeral hour markers on the dial are made of big fire enamel, which is gorgeous and shiny, and the hollow willow-shaped hands walk lightly and elegantly on it.
‘Hurun Report’ Best Watch Awards 2015 Best Watch Award
In 2015, Blancpain was awarded the ‘Best Performing Watch’ award from ‘Hurun Report’. This award is designed to recognize the watch brands that have enjoyed outstanding performance in the past year and are the most popular watch brands. It is not only a high recognition of Blancpain’s long-standing commitment to innovation and tradition, but also its long-term commitment Great encouragement to support marine public welfare projects and promote marine environmental protection. Since 2008, Blancpain has won the titles of ‘Favorite Watch’ and ‘Favorite Complicated Function Watch’ of Hurun Report for eight consecutive years. Among them, Blancpain won 2013 and 2014. Won the ‘Best Performance Watch Award’ and ‘Best Watch Performance Award’.
With honor and gratitude, Blancpain celebrates the 280th anniversary of the brand. The ‘maker of classic timepieces’ will not stop at creating classic timepieces, and will always adhere to the belief in excellence beyond watchmaking.