Carrousel "Volant Une Minute", indication of the power-reserve, date and seconds, semi-skeletonised dial, under-lug corrector, self-winding. A truly prodigious horological construction, the Carrousel Volant Une Minute by Blancpain takes its place on the watchmaking stage as a genuine alternative to the tourbillon. The first ever wristwatch karussel, it is surprising not only by its construction with the balance at the centre of the carriage, but also by its size/power-reserve ratio which makes this Blancpain timepiece the most high-performance karussel ever made. Dial color: Grey; Glass: saphire; 262 components;
- winding automatic; 36 jewels; water resistant 100m;
- Case material:
- Platinum; Strap: Black Leather
- 43.5mm diameter; 14mm thickness;
Blancpain Le Brassus Karrusel
Blancpain Le Brassus Karrusel watches
LE BRASSUS, “Carrousel Répétition Minutes Le Brassus”, cathedral gong, grey dial, hand-winding. Limited edition to 10 pieces. This entirely new grand complication showcases a host of exclusive Blancpain innovations. The minute repeater features a cathedral gong striking mechanism, meaning that its sounding rings are extra long, circling the movement one and a half times to produce superior richness in the sound. The transmission of sound from the movement through the case remains a classic challenge for minute repeater developers. Blancpain has met that challenge by attaching the cathedral gong rings to the inside of the case, a solution which achieves industry leading volume and clarity. Further enhancing the performance of the repeater, Blancpain has developed a special flying regulator for the movement. Dial color: Silver; Glass: saphire; 414 components;
- winding automatic; 48 jewels; power reserve: 65h
- Case material:
- Red gold; Strap: Silver Leather
- 45mm diameter; 13.31mm thickness;
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