Must See Monday: Blancpain Le Brassus, Carrousel Minute Repeater Flyback Chronograph
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    Must See Monday: Blancpain Le Brassus, Carrousel Minute Repeater Flyback Chronograph

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    Speaking as we were in today’s article about the achievements of Jean-Claude Biver, Swatch Group brand Blancpain, which Biver revived in the 1980’s, has produced a watch as part of the Le Brassus collection, which is distinguished by 3 complications exclusive to Blancpain.
    The carrousel (or karussel), a mechanism revived and revamped by Blancpain in 2008, is represented in this model by its one-minute flying carrousel.

    As for the minute repeater, Blancpain has conducted a great deal of research into optimising the sound of its repeater mechanisms. The blades of its cathedral gong wrap one and a half times around the movement in order to emit a sound of crisp quality. The latest improvement to the purity of the sound is a flying governor that reduces the background noise produced by the movement. And to avoid any risk of damage, the system automatically disconnects the crown-adjustment system when the repeater slide is activated.

    The third complication is the chronograph, known as the king of short-time measurements, particularly with the flyback or instant-restart function. The wearer simply presses the pusher at 4 o’clock to restart a time measurement while a first measurement is in progress. Additionally the recurrent signature features of chronographs from the Manufacture, the column wheel and the vertical coupling-clutch, ensure the precision of the function’s activation. The watch also features a 30-minute counter at the centre.

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    The watch is encased in a new red gold 45 mm case with a chapter ring, and 30-minute and hour-markers in grand feu enamel. The sapphire crystal case-back provides in-depth views of the watch’s complexity. The bridges and mainplate are in 18-carat gold.

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    Re: Must See Monday: Blancpain Le Brassus, Carrousel Minute Repeater Flyback Chronograph

    I wonder what the gripes would be like to get this one serviced or repaired.

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    Re: Must See Monday: Blancpain Le Brassus, Carrousel Minute Repeater Flyback Chronograph

    Blancpain has been trying very hard to live up to its "the oldest & most traditional watch maker" advertisement by presenting this type of grand complication one after another. And one thing that distinguishes them from other members in "grand complication" club is, Blancpain puts a lot of thought in dial aesthic and utilization of skeletonization, Grand Feu or rose-engine.
    To this specific model, it'd be even more stunning with black Grand Feu & white gold/platinum combo.

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