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Blancpain Traditional Chinese Calendar for Only Watch

July 19, 2015

Blancpain presents a one-off Traditional Chinese Calendar for Only Watch 2015. Housed inside a 45 mm diameter red gold case is a highly complicated movement that powers hours, minutes and a Gregorian calendar (typical calendar), as well as the indications of the Chinese calendar that include: traditional double-hour indication, day, month with indication of leap months, signs of the zodiac, as well as the five elements and the 10 celestial stems.

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According to the manfacturer, “The combination of the latter with the 12 animals of the zodiac that represent the terrestrial branches follows the sixty-year cycle that is central to Chinese culture. The moon phases, a key element in Blancpain complete calendars, are also presented and play a particularly important role in this model, given the link between the lunar cycle and traditional Chinese months.”

The black grand feu enamel dial features a chapter ring with applied gold hour-markers, as well as indications which were paited in gold before firing. Five Blancpain patented under lug correctors allow for adjustment of the indications. A see-through caseback provides a view of the oscillating weight the has a black champlevé enamel finish and bears the “ONLY WATCH” inscription.

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