Ja­pan’s finest

Blanc­pain Villeret Métiers d’Art Binchõ­tan

DA MAN - Caliber - - ESSENTIALS -

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

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