BASELWORLD 2018 : Blancpain Villeret Tourbillon Volant Heure Sautante Minute Rétrograde

Blancpain has just launched an unexpected new watch in the form of a flying tourbillon piece that uses jump hours and retrograde minutes as their timekeeping form.

This striking new watch comes in both unlimited (18 carat red gold case) and limited (twenty pieces in platinum) variants, with both models featuring white grand feu enamel dials, and diamond-polished rings around both the hour window and tourbillon. They are sized at 42mm, with a sapphire case back, and a water resistance of 30m.

Inside is the manual-wind Blancpain Calibre 260MR that beats at 21,600VPH and has a power reserve of 144 hours. Bridges are decorated with, and there is a power reserve indicator via a guillochéd disc.

Both models come on an alligator leather strap with a clasp in the matching metal, but a bracelet option is also available.

Categories: Baselworld 2018, Blancpain, Watch Profile, watches

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