At the beginning of the new year, Blancpain has launched a limited edition of the Chinese series of Villeret classic year calendars with the elements of the Chinese zodiac. At 12 o’clock on the front of the dial, the spirited rooster is standing on the flawless large fire enamel dial window in a vigorous posture, striving for the New Year.
The Blancpain Chinese Calendar is a limited edition of the Year of the Rooster, which once again combines high-end watchmaking with traditional Chinese elements. If you taste it carefully, you can see that the rotating rooster-shaped oscillating weight has a subtle harmonic sound of ‘turning machine’, which is the auspicious sign of ‘new year praying’ in traditional Chinese culture. The auspicious rooster totem implying the fortune is coming to life. It automatically winds up with the swing of the wrist watch, and in the vigorous momentum, welcomes the year of good luck that is suddenly bright and cheerful.
Blancpain has always paid tribute to the long-established traditional Chinese culture. It has even shown its masterpieces in timepieces, freehand aesthetics, folk legends and other oriental elements.
Today, tourbillon watches usually have more than 200 parts. This Chinese calendar is equipped with a 3638 automatic movement, consisting of 464 parts set with 39 gems, and a power reserve of up to 7 days. The watch is complex in craftsmanship and exquisite in technology. It perfectly presents many time elements without periodic patterns on the dial.