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5 Things To Know About The Villeret Tourbillon Carrousel By Blancpain

5 Things To Know About The Villeret Tourbillon Carrousel By Blancpain
Photo: Jensen Hoi/Hong Kong Tatler
By Annie Darling
By Annie Darling
January 20, 2020
The Villeret Tourbillon Carrousel adds an innovative edge to Blancpain's classic Villeret collection

Over the years Blancpain has preserved tradition but it is also an innovator, which is evident from the watchmaker’s Villeret Tourbillon Carrousel. This handsome model takes the aged aesthetic of the brand’s Villeret collection and adds two rotating escapements, a tourbillon at 12 o’clock and a carrousel at 6 o’clock—a combination that makes the watch the first of its kind. A red-gold case houses a grand feu enamel dial with rose-gold Roman numerals marking the hours. What more could you want from a seven-figure timepiece?

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1/5 44.60

Case diameters for men’s watches usually range between 38mm and 46mm, making the Villeret Tourbillon Carrousel, which measures 44.60mm, a sizeable timepiece that’s guaranteed to make a statement.

2/5 Name

This watch’s collection takes its name from the Swiss village of Blancpain’s birth, Villeret.

3/5 Movement

The tourbillon and the carrousel are two of the main devices used to reduce gravity-related effects on the running of a watch’s movement. By combining these two regulators, Blancpain achieves a horological first.

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Photo: Jensen Hoi/Hong Kong Tatler
Photo: Jensen Hoi/Hong Kong Tatler

4/5 Strap

Blancpain offers bracelets and straps in numerous styles and materials but because of the collection’s traditional appearance, Villeret models come with alligator-skin straps. Each is hand-sewn after being individually selected for their thickness and colour.

5/5 378

The Villeret Tourbillon Carrousel is powered by Blancpain’s full manufacture movement Calibre Ref. 2322, which boasts 378 components. Thanks to the piece’s partially open worked design, glimpses of the intricate movement can be enjoyed from the wrist.

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