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Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar Watch At Charity Auction

Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar Watch

Blancpain is renewing its support for the Only Watch charity auction with an special version of its Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar watch. A unique and exclusive horological complication developed by the Manufacture in Le Brassus, the Traditional Chinese Calendar pays tribute to this age-old culture in this symbolic model based on fundamental principles established for centuries and profoundly rooted in Chinese tradition.

Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar Watch
Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar Watch

On its fascinating dial, the hours, minutes and the Gregorian calendar rub shoulders with the main indications of the Chinese calendar: 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. 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.

Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar Watch
Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar Watch

This one-off creation in red gold is fitted with a black grand feu enamel dial featuring a chapter ring with applied gold hour-markers, as well as indications that are painted in gold before firing. The 45 mm-diameter case comprises five Blancpain-patented under-lug correctors serving to adjust the indications. A glance through the sapphire crystal provides a view of the oscillating weight specially crafted for this occasion in a black champlevé enamel finish and bearing the ONLY WATCH inscription.
Standing firmly alongside the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM) for almost 15 years, Blancpain is proud to be taking part in this 6th edition of Only Watch charity auction, scheduled for 7 November 2015.

Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar Watch
Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar Watch

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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