A stunning adornment for an exceptional creation
The innovative and exclusive Blancpain “baguette” setting is to jewellery what the tourbillon is to watchmaking. Prestigious, complex and crafted by the most expert artisans, this unprecedented gem-setting technique is making a noteworthy entrance onto the watchmaking stage in conjunction with Blancpain Calibre 25A, a self-winding tourbillon movement with a 7-day power reserve. A ‘summit meeting' between twin peaks of Haute Horlogerie and Haute Joaillerie.
Since 1735, Blancpain has presented a substantial number of world firsts. The original and exclusive “baguette” setting adorning the new Tourbillon Diamants is entirely in line with this philosophy of constant innovation. Lit up by the fire of 480 diamonds totalling 58 carats, this exceptional model has been treated to cutting-edge techniques used to clothe it in the glory of a full-set dial, bezel, case middle, lugs and bracelet. This unprecedented gem-setting technique creates a truly unique visual effect. The unstructured setting of the baguette-cut diamonds is incredibly complex in terms of both the arrangement and the specific size of each stone. The classic round shape of the watch increases the difficulty, since each diamond is precisely adjusted to fit smoothly within the whole. The variable dimensions and positioning of the dial enhance the splendour of the multiple facets with their stunningly luminous sparkling reflections.
The outward radiance of this exceptional timepiece is matched by its inner beauty, since the Tourbillon Diamants houses Blancpain Calibre 25A, a mechanical self-winding movement endowed with a 7-day power reserve and made up of 239 parts. As one would expect from an Haute Horlogerie model, the bevelling, Côtes de Genève decoration and circular graining are all performed by hand by skilled and experienced artisans.
The 40 mm-diameter white gold case of the Tourbillon Diamants is water-resistant to 100 metres. Its sapphire crystal enables one to admire the hand finishing of all the parts and to follow the gentle swaying motion of the hand-chased platinum oscillating weight. The articulated white gold bracelet, full-set with diamonds totalling 42 carats, reflects the elegance and prestige of the diamonds that appear to be literally leaping out of the dial.
Blancpain is the archetypal Manufacture: with a watchmaking heritage dating back several centuries, it has successfully preserved its watchmaking tradition, whilst welcoming a spirit of innovation.Find out more >
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