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Villeret Tourbillon Volant Heure Sautante Minute Rétrograde

Blancpain 2018

ref. 66260-3633-55B
Men's

Blancpain was the first watchmaker to put a flying Tourbillon into a wristwatch, in 1989. Three decades later, the Villeret Flying Tourbillon Jumping Hours Retrograde Minutes watch adds a new level of transparency by replacing the lower bridge with a sapphire disc so that the tourbillon cage, balance wheel and escapement appear to float above the tourbillon's fixed wheel. Additionally, this is the first Blancpain wristwatch to have jumping hours and retrograde minutes complications. A power-reserve indicator features on the reverse side. The Grand Feu enamel dial is crafted using the traditional champlevé technique, whereby the enameller first sculpts hollows into the gold base of the dial. Successive layers of enamel are then hand-painted onto this base, with each new layer fired at 800°C. The case is made from red gold, complemented by a 20-piece limited and numbered edition in platinum.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Complications

  • Display
    Retrograde display
    Jumping display
    Power-reserve indicator
  • Regulating mechanism
    Flying tourbillon

Movement

  • Movement name
    260MR
  • Energy supply
    Manual-winding
  • N° of components
    263
  • N° of jewels
    39
  • Power reserve
    144 hours
  • Form
    Round
  • Height/thickness
    5.85 mm
  • Diameter
    32.00 mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    Red gold
  • Height/thickness
    11.00 mm
  • Diameter
    42.00 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    30 m

Dial

  • Material
    Grand Feu enamel
  • Colour
    White

Strap

  • Material
    Alligator
  • Colour
    Brown
  • Fastening
    Folding clasp

Artistic crafts

  • Type of artistic crafts
    Enamelling, Guillochage