Blancpain Villeret Métiers d’Art Binchõtan
Through its Métiers d’Art collection, Blancpain continually innovates by combining the expertise of its artisans with a range of ancestral decorative techniques rarely seen in watchmaking. As for this year, the brand is presenting its first dials featuring binchōtan, a charcoal made from Ubamegashi oak in the Kishu region of Japan. To begin with, binchōtan is a Japanese charcoal made using traditional methods dating back over 400 years. Its remarkable quality lies essentially in its density, resulting from the slow combustion of Ubamegashi (Holm oak) in a clay oven heated to temperatures ranging from 1000 to 1300 degrees Celsius. That being said, this new watch is solid proof of Blancpain’s creativity and clearly highlights its watchmaking expertise.
case size: 42mm case Material: rEd gold dial: binChÕtan strap: alligator lEathEr MoveMent: 13r3a CalibEr power reserve: 8 dayS water resistance: 30m