Blancpain Métiers d'Art Shakudo - the heritage of the samurai on your wrist
Gold and copper are combined in an artwork of Japanese tradition - the Swiss high-end-factory focuses on exotic elements with the Blancpain Métiers d'Art Shakudo as a top-class product in horology. The watch connects the masterstrokes of two cultures with diligent handicraft and a great attention to detail.
Millennia of experience for the perfect shade of colour
Made from 18 carat rose gold, the watchcase stands out with a size of 45 mm and a luxurious feel as well as a particularly flat design. Consequently, the height of the men's watch is a mere 8.3 mm. Despite the limited amount of space, the watch makers from Le Brassus managed to create a breathtaking clock face by making use of the Japanese tradition of Shakudo. This method was already applied to decorate the historic Katana swords.
Shakudo refers to a special alloy of gold and copper which changes colour once it comes in contact with a certain Rokusho-bath. This process is repeated until the desired shade of colour is reached and is secured afterwards. The highlight of these masterpieces of the Blancpain Métiers d'Art Collection are individual engravings, the art of sculpting or damascenes which turn every watch into a treasured and unique item. The exclusiveness of the Blancpain Métiers d'Art can also be found in the Collections Damasquinée and Binchotan which are also characterized by the fascinating Japanese arts.
Mechanical excellence since 1735
The optical attraction of the Shakudo is complemented by a superior performance within. This is where the center piece of the Métiers d'Art is located - an elaborately decorated clockwork which is merely 2.2 mm in height and is wound by hand. The caliber consists of 117 single pieces and provides a power reserve of 40 hours. The elegance is enhanced be a large-scale glass-base which is made from sapphire. Enjoy an unrestricted view of the filigree composition.
But it is not merely the Shakudo itself which brings up emotions but its long history as well. Over 280 years ago the story started with the establishment of a small horologist factory in Villeret and has ever since been associated with innovation as well as perfection. Blancpain embodies outstanding compositions in timeless designs like no other factory – the 8 Jours with Tourbillion and a power reserve of up to 192 hours is the perfect example for this expertise. With regards to the future, the factory from the idyllic Vallée de Joux aspires to continue contributing to the development of the Swiss watch brands.
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