BLANCPAIN VILLERET TRA­DI­TIONAL CHI­NESE CAL­EN­DAR – YEAR OF THE ROOSTER

Revolution (Hong Kong) - - WATCH CULTURE -

Blancpain is one of the very, very few brands that has ever tack­led the com­plex­ity of the Chi­nese cal­en­dar in a me­chan­i­cal time­piece. The Gregorian cal­en­dar and its lit­tle quirks pale in com­par­i­son with the ex­cep­tions that the Chi­nese lu­niso­lar based cal­en­dar en­gen­ders. Even lo­cals would be hard pressed to tell you the specifics of the lu­nar cal­en­dar with­out con­sult­ing a chart. Thank­fully, the Le Bras­sus man­u­fac­ture’s hid­den cor­rec­tors un­der the lugs make any ad­just­ment very straight­for­ward. For the new year, Blancpain has in­tro­duced a lim­ited edi­tion ver­sion of 36 pieces only, where the white gold wind­ing ro­tor is en­graved with, as you might imag­ine, a rooster.

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