Blancpain’s New Zodiac Watch

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Blancpain’s New Zodiac Watch

Post by koimaster » January 3rd 2021, 12:27am

The Blancpain Villeret Chinese Traditional Calendar is one of the more tasteful renditions in the lineup of Chinese zodiac watches that appear this time of year. It is also the most complicated, which makes it appealing to collectors who can appreciate it on that level rather than for the usual metiers-rendered symbolism of the zodiac animal. The ox, hovering in a small aperture at 12 o’clock, is overshadowed by a virtuoso display of functions below, driven by a movement that is more complex than a perpetual calendar. It fuses the Gregorian calendar, which is based on a solar day, with a traditional Chinese calendar, which is lunisolar. A solar year is about 11 days longer than a year of 12 lunar months. ... 234589409/


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Re: Blancpain’s New Zodiac Watch

Post by biglove » January 3rd 2021, 12:51pm

That's a hot mess, and not an inexpensive mess either.
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