Blancpain Launches The World’s First Chinese Calendar

This year, in the series of complex mechanical watches launched by Blancpain, the Chinese almanac can actually show people the traditional Chinese lunar calendar-twelve hours (twenty-four hours), lunar date, lunar calendar The month (combined with the leap month display), the zodiac year, and even the five elements and ten days, many non-periodic time elements are perfectly presented on the dial.
This Chinese calendar reflects the mysterious beauty of traditional Chinese timekeeping, using the timekeeping principles that have been ingrained in China for thousands of years. The layout of the chronograph dial is exquisite, and the hour, minute and standard calendars jump on the dial. It also integrates important timing elements in the traditional Chinese calendar, such as twelve hours (twenty-four hours), the lunar date, the lunar month (combined with the leap month display), ten The zodiac year even includes five elements and ten heavenly stems. The twelve zodiac signs correspond to the twelve Earthly Branches, which are matched with the Ten Heavenly Stems in turn, forming sixty basic units or sixty stems, commonly known as ‘sixty Jiazi’, which constitute the core content of traditional Chinese culture. As an important timekeeping element in Blancpain’s full calendar watch, the moon phase profit and loss function is more closely related to the traditional Chinese calendar, which played an important role in the operation of this timepiece.

This Chinese calendar is equipped with Calibre 3638’s new self-winding movement. The movement consists of 434 parts set with 39 gems and has a power reserve of 7 days. The watch is complex in craftsmanship and exquisite in technology. It perfectly presents many time elements without periodic patterns on the dial. Among them, the hour hand, minute hand and standard calendar are located in the center of the dial; the small dial at 12 o’clock displays hour numbers and characters (24-hour cycle); the three-line position displays five elements and ten days (10-year cycle); 9 o’clock The clock position displays the lunar month (12-month cycle), the lunar calendar day (30-day cycle), and the leap month; the year window at 12 o’clock shows the zodiac sign of the year (12-year cycle), and the moon phase profit and loss display is on the dial 6 At o’clock.
The watch uses a 45 mm diameter platinum case, the crown is decorated with a convex round cut ruby, and under the lugs are 5 hidden adjustment buttons that are patented by Blancpain, which at the same time ensure the simple and smooth lines on the side of the watch. Beauty. This watch combines all the classic logos of the Blancpain Villeret series, such as the double-layer bezel, the large fire enamel dial, the gold-plated dial with lace trim, the traces before firing, the hollow leaf-shaped hands, the serpentine blue steel hands of the standard calendar Wait. The watch is equipped with a white gold pendulum set with Madagascar rubies. The dragon pattern is engraved on the top of the pendulum to celebrate the 2012 Chinese Year of the Dragon.
This Chinese almanac is limited to 20 pieces, and a non-limited edition rose gold version is also available.