The Blancpain flying tourbillon, produced in-house as are all Blancpain movements, offers an unsurpassed view of the tourbillon's key components, unobstructed by the upper bridge featured in conventional tourbillon designs. The new Villeret Tourbillon Volant Heure Sautante Minute Rétrograde takes this concept one step further, as the lower bridge has been removed and replaced by a clear sapphire disk. The tourbillon cage, its balance wheel and its escapement seem to be floating in space above the tourbillon's fixed wheel attached to the clear disk. Neither the jump hour nor retrograde minute complications have appeared in Blancpain wristwatches, thus this new timepiece marks their debut within Blancpain's collections. These hours and minutes displays are grouped together, with the hours window placed on the retrograde minutes counter. In the Blancpain Le Brassus Métiers d'art studio, the Manufacture has devoted its technical expertise to the cause of aesthetics in creating a classic grand feu enamel dial using the traditional champlevé technique. The new Villeret Tourbillon Volant Heure Sautante Minute Rétrograde is housed in a double stepped 42mm red gold case and is teamed with an alligator strap or metal bracelet, both secured by a folding clasp. A 20-piece platinum limited-edition version is also available. An exceptional and unique masterpiece that proves Artya is again paying tribute and showing its respect to wildlife. After the butterflies tourbillon, the floral engravings, the lion's head tourbillon now comes the Wolf Tourbillon. During the medieval Gothic period, depictions of Wolves were important talismans, a knight wearing a Wolf's head on his breastplate or his shield channelled the power and dominance of the King of the Forest. Born in Flanders, Belgium, Bram Ramon is a sculptor and engraver. Inspired by the neo-renaissance style and armed knights of medieval times, Yvan Arpa, CEO of Artya together with Ramon have come up with a brand new way of engraving that combines deep chiselling with sculpture. The Artya Wolf's Head exudes power, a touch of Gothic spirit, a hint of religion and an artisan's excellence. Just looking at the Wolf's Head is captivating, as the eye is drawn to the mixture of grooves, crevasses and sculpted figures. And the tourbillon complication at six o'clock finishes off this unique piece.