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Blancpain Carrousel Sapphire

May 27, 2010 | Blancpain

Blancpain Carrousel Sapphire

Introduced at Baselworld 2010, the Blancpain Carrousel Sapphire is quite an impressive timepiece. It features a rose gold case with a sapphire crystal on the front, back and on both sides of the case. It even features a sapphire crystal in place of the plates and dial, which creates the illusion that the movement is floating inside the case. It looks really cool in person. Another key feature, is the carrousel movement (a "carrousel" improves accuracy by negating gravity's effects, much like a tourbillon).


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Blancpain Carrousel Répétition Minutes Le Brassus

May 2, 2010 | Baselworld, Blancpain

Blancpain Carrousel Répétition Minutes Le Brassus

This is the Blancpain Carrousel Répétition Minutes Le Brassus, which is the second part of an ongoing collector series, called Le Brassus, paying homage to the small town where Blancpain's manufacture is located. Two years ago, Blancpain presented the Le Brassus one-minute carrousel movement, a world's first (a carrousel, like a tourbillon, negates the effects of gravity to improve watch accuracy). This year, a minute-repeater has been added to the already complicated one-minute carrousel movement. Next year, another complication will be added, followed by an additional complication each year thereafter.


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NYC Blancpain Watch Boutique

November 22, 2009 | Blancpain

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Last week, I had a chance to visit the flagship US Blancpain boutique. It is located in Midtown Manhattan, on Madison Avenue, between 66th and 67th Street. The boutique is fairly small, at about 1000 square feet, but within that space they probably have the widest selection of Blancpain watches in the country.


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Blancpain Speed Command Chronograph

April 26, 2008 | Baselworld, Blancpain

Blancpain Speed Command Chronograph

Blancpain has just introduced a model called the Speed Command Chronograph. It is presented in a 45 mm diameter case made of a satin brushed DLC treated stainless steel that. It features Blancpain's signature sapphire bezel, in this case, it is of the bi-directional variety. The dial is made of carbon fiber and the black chrono has a choice of yellow (pictured above) or orange accents.


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