Blancpain 00888-3631-55B

00888-3631-55B : Blancpain Villeret Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel Red Gold / White

Villeret Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel Red Gold / White

Brand: Blancpain
Family: Villeret
Reference: 00888-3631-55B
Name: Villeret Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel Red Gold / White
Produced: 2013
Limited: No

Case

Material: Red Gold
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Open
Shape: Round
Diameter: 45.00 mm
Height: 15.00 mm
Lug Width: 23.00 mm
W/R: 30.00 m

Dial

Color: White
Material: Enamel
Finish: Gloss
Indexes: Roman Numerals
Hands: Feuille

Movement

The self-winding Calibre 3638 is endowed with a 7-day power reserve, despite the presence of 434 parts including 39 jewels. Its complexity stems as much from the number of indications to be displayed as from the irregular nature of their cycles. The hours, minutes and the Gregorian calendar are presented in the center. The counter at 12 o’clock indicates the double-hour numerals and symbols (24-hour cycle); while the one at 3 o’clock shows the elements and the celestial stems (10-year cycle). The month of the Chinese calendar (12-month cycle), its date (30-day cycle) and the leap month indicator appear at 9 o’clock, while a 12 o’clock aperture reveals the zodiac sign of the year in progress (12-year cycle); and the moon phases are displayed at 6 o’clock.

Type:Automatic
Brand:Blancpain
Caliber:3638
Display:Analog
Diameter:32.00 mm
Jewels:36
Reserve:168 h
Time:Hours, Minutes
Date:Date, Month, Chinese Calendar
Astronomical:Moonphase, Zodiac Indications

Description

The Blancpain Villeret Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel was introduced in 2013 as the first ever mechanical wristwatch to be fitted with a traditional Chinese calendar. It is powered by the self-winding caliber 3638, which needs some 463 parts in order to accomplish this feat.

Reference 00888-3431-55B has a red gold case and a white enamel dial.