At the moment when modern watch products are dedicated to the field of fine watchmaking, Blancpain Watchmaking Workshop in Le Brassus is proud to introduce the world’s first Chinese calendar to the world. A Tribute To The Ancient Tradition. This extraordinary timepiece, which has both practical value and far-reaching significance, will surely reach the brilliant pinnacle of fine watchmaking.
Blancpain world’s first Chinese calendar
款 This Chinese calendar shows the mysterious beauty of traditional Chinese timekeeping, and uses the timekeeping principles that have been ingrained in China for thousands of years. The layout of the chronograph dial is exquisite, and the hour, minute and standard calendars jump on the dial. It also integrates important timing elements in the traditional Chinese calendar, such as twelve hours (twenty-four hours), the lunar date, the lunar month (combined with the leap month display), ten The zodiac year even includes five elements and ten heavenly stems. The twelve zodiac signs correspond to the twelve Earthly Branches, which in turn match the Ten Heavenly Stems, and form sixty basic units or sixty stems, commonly known as ‘sixty Jiazi’, which constitute the core content of traditional Chinese culture. As an important timekeeping element in Blancpain’s full calendar watch, the moon phase profit and loss function is more closely related to the traditional Chinese calendar, which played an important role in the operation of this timepiece.
Different from the standard calendar with the solar day as the basic unit, the traditional Chinese lunar calendar uses the yin and yang calendar system, that is, the solar calendar with the monthly cycle (29.53059 days) as the basic unit. A lunar year contains 12 lunar months (354.36707 days), which is about 11 days less than a lunar year (365.242374 days). Therefore, in some years, there will be a leap month (as indicated by the ‘wax’ on the dial) to meet the cycle of the four seasons. Since each Chinese lunar month (including the leap month) begins on the day of the new moon, the month is 29 or 30 days long. It can be seen that the lunar year including the leap month is actually 13 months, which is longer than the solar calendar. On the contrary, the lunar year without the leap month is only 12 months, which is shorter than the solar year. The typical feature of this traditional calendar is the reason for the uncertain date of the Chinese New Year.
中国 This Chinese annual calendar is equipped with Calibre 3638’s new self-winding movement. The movement is composed of 434 parts set with 39 gems and has a power reserve of 7 days. The watch is complex in technology and exquisite in technology. It perfectly displays many time elements with no periodic pattern on the dial. Among them, the hour hand, minute hand and standard calendar are located in the center of the dial; the small dial at 12 o’clock displays hour numbers and characters (24-hour cycle); the three-line position displays five elements and ten days (10-year cycle); The clock position displays the lunar month (12-month cycle), the lunar calendar day (30-day cycle), and the leap month; the year window at 12 o’clock shows the zodiac sign of the year (12-year cycle), and the moon phase profit and loss display is on the dial 6 At o’clock.
The watch uses a 45 mm diameter platinum case, the crown is decorated with a convex round cut ruby, and under the lugs are 5 hidden adjustment buttons that are patented by Blancpain, which at the same time ensure the simple and smooth lines on the side of the watch. Beauty. This watch combines all the classic logos of the Blancpain Villeret series, such as the double-layer bezel, the large fire enamel dial, the gold-plated dial with lace trim, the traces before firing, the hollow leaf-shaped hands, the serpentine blue steel hands of the standard calendar Wait. The watch is equipped with a white gold pendulum set with Madagascar rubies. The dragon pattern is engraved on the top of the pendulum to celebrate the 2012 Chinese Year of the Dragon.
中国 This Chinese annual calendar is limited to 20 pieces, and a non-limited edition rose gold version is also available.
Blancpain Develops Caliber 3638
27 days long power reserve
Water-resistant to 30 meters
Platinum / red gold case
Big open flame enamel plate
Standard calendar, Chinese lunar calendar display, twelve o’clock, year of the zodiac, five elements of the sky, five-point hidden adjustment
Table diameter 45 mm
Sapphire crystal and transparent case back
Alligator leather strap with folding clasp