Blancpain introduced their first wristwatch with a flying tourbillon in 1989 now at Baselworld 2018 they reinterpreted the new “Tourbillon Volant Heure Sautante Minute Rétrograde”.The case, in 18kt red gold (non-limited, Limited Edition of 20 Pieces in Platinum), measures 42mm x 11mm. It has double sapphire crystals and it is water resistant to 30 meter and comes equipped with swiss manual-wind Blancpain in-house caliber 260MR(This movement is composed of 263 parts and 39 jewels), 21,600 vph and a power reserve of 144 hours. Bridges are adorned with guilloché pattern and the ratchet-wheel with beveled wheel-rim design.
This is the first time the jump hour and retrograde minute complications have been blended together by Blancpain.
Watchbazar loves the white ‘grand feu’ enamel dial which blends great with the figure eight dial configuration and with the flying tourbillon at 12 o’clock and retrograde minutes with jumping hours at 6 o’clock.
USD $148,800 18K red gold & $180,900 platinum.