Blancpain has always been famous for its independent top-level watchmaking workshops with engraving and enamel painting, and its Damascus gold-plated products have been praised for a long time. Today, the brand is writing a glorious chapter, showing the splendid beauty of Shakudō.
Red copper is native to Japan and is an alloy mainly composed of copper and gold. Historically, red copper has been used with other materials to make utensils such as swords, decorations and jewelry. Craftsmen who are proficient in red copper forging technology often sculpt and decorate their works. Today, Blancpain presents this rare art form through a series of unique and precious chronograph watches designed by the brand. This watch series fully demonstrates the brand’s century-old gold-plated painting expertise in watchmaking. Containing at least four different models, the perfect combination of red copper, carving and Damascus gold setting. The different craftsmanship of each watchmaker makes these works subtle and makes each watch truly orphan.
The dial of the watch is decorated with a portrait of Ganesh, the iconic elephant head. For Hindus, Ganesha is the god who covers all obstacles, the god of wisdom, talent and prudence, and the leader of education and academics. A hand-carved gold throne at the center of the Hindu motif on the dial is enough to illustrate this.
Adhering to the principle of fully respecting the aesthetic perspective of the Villeret series watches, these models are made of red gold trapezoidal case with a diameter of 45mm. This size has left a lot of space for Blancpain watchmakers to create. Through the sapphire crystal, you can also see the charming style of the 15B hand-wound movement decorated with the Geneva wave pattern.