Blancpain has announced that it will introduce the Villeret Collection Shakudō, a new timepiece into its collection for 2015.
Shakudō is an alloy, consisting primarily of copper and gold, which acquires a dark patina roughly in-between blue and black. It is Japanese in origin. It is this, where this new watch from Blancpain takes its name.
The highlight of the timepiece is its portrayal of Ganesh on the dial. The instantly recognizable character from the Hindu religion, Ganesh is the God who conquers obstacles. He is also known as the God of wisdom, intelligence, prudence and the leader of the schools and academics.
Its 45 mm case is presented with an 18-carat red gold stepped bezel and houses a hand wound caliber 15B movement, with 117 components and 20 stones. The caseback features sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, allowing the wearer to see the movement in its entirety.
The Villeret Collection Shakudō boasts a power reserve of approximately 40 hours and is water resistant up to a pressure of 3 bar (20 meters / 66 feet). Each piece is hand made.
Blancpain previously announced that it would launch the L-evolution Tourbillion Carrousel, featuring both a flying tourbillion and flying carrousel. It will be limited to only 50 timepieces.
- Caliber 15B hand wound movement
- 45 mm case with 18-carat red gold stepped bezel
- 117 components and 20 stones
- Hand-crafted engraving of Ganesh
- Sapphire crystal caseback
- Power reserve of approximately 40 hours
- Water resistant up to a pressure of 3 bar (20 m / 66 ft)