Blancpain. A fine and rare 18K rose gold manual wind carrousel wristwatch with sapphire movement plates  L-Evolution Carrousel Saphir Volant Une Minute, Edition No.31/50, Ref: 0222-3600-53B, Circa 2010
Lot 58
Blancpain. A very fine and rare 18K rose gold manual wind carrousel wristwatch with sapphire movement plates
L-Evolution Carrousel Saphir Volant Une Minute, Edition No.31/50, Ref: 0222-3600-53B, Circa 2010
£50,000 - 60,000
US$ 64,000 - 76,000

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Lot Details
Blancpain. A very fine and rare 18K rose gold manual wind carrousel wristwatch with sapphire movement plates
Model: L-Evolution Carrousel Saphir Volant Une Minute, Edition No.31/50
Reference: 0222-3600-53B
Date: Circa 2010
Movement: Sapphire plates, fine one minute carousel with index, B engraved barrel, grained and polished bevel edge steel work
Dial: Clear sapphire glass exposing movement, gilt pierced sword hands with luminous tips
Case: Polished round 18K rose gold, snap on exhibition back, sapphire glass panels to band
Strap/Bracelet: Black Blancpain rubber
Buckle/Clasp: Signed 18K rose gold folding clasp
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 43mm
Accompaniments: Blancpain Box, outer card, Instruction Manual, Limited Production Certificate, blank Guarantee card

Footnotes

  • The Sapphire plates allow the visual beauty and simplicity of the movement to be shown to its best advantage. Since the time of Breguet's watch for Queen Charlotte transparent plates have been reserved for watches with the highest levels of finish showing what is usually hidden from view by the dial, case and solid plates.

    This carrousel unusually turns once every minute like many Tourbillons but is connected to the barrel by two gear trains: the first delivers the energy required for the operation of the escapement, while the second controls the carriage rotation speed.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the estimate in the printed catalogue should read £50.000-60.000 and not as stated. The online catalogue estimate is correct.
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