Since its establishment in 1735, Blancpain has a history of more than 200 years. Blancpain has always been on the road to extraordinary watchmaking, showing the brand’s watchmaking craftsmanship and brand attitude with an excellent timepiece. Recently, the House of Watches visited the Blancpain store located on Wangfujing Street in Beijing. Inside, we found the Blancpain classic GMT model, priced at 3337. This GMT model is Blancpain’s first half-time wristband. Watch, let’s take a look at this distinctive Blancpain GMT watch. (Watch model: 6661-3631-55B)
The traditional GMT watch is generally adjusted in units of one hour, but this function is not applicable to areas such as New Delhi and Kabul that use half time zone time (a half hour difference from the neighboring time zone). Time zone watches do just that. The crown of this model has a button to switch the adjustment mode, and it is displayed on the sector function panel between 4 and 5 o’clock. When the hands are in the D position, the crown adjusts the watch date and the current time; when the hands are switched to the T position, the crown can be adjusted to the first gear to adjust the time in the second time zone in half an hour. In the second gear, the home time on the 12 o’clock dial can be synchronized with the current time. All the adjustment time can be completed by only one crown, and the design is very clever.
This watch has a diameter of 42 mm and the case is made of 18K rose gold. After the polishing process, the surface of the case has a unique metallic luster. The round double bezel is a major feature of Blancpain’s classic series, highlighting the smooth and full line of the case.
The crown is located on the left side of the model. There is a button on the top that can switch the adjustment mode (T or D), and then use the crown to adjust different time information. The crown is engraved with the brand logo ‘JB’ and is also polished to give it a first-class feel.
The enamel dial is equipped with Roman numerals and rose gold willow leaf hands, and a second time zone time display is set at 12 o’clock, using 4 Arabic numerals and 8 bar hour markers, and Roman numerals on the dial. Contrast.
At 9 o’clock, there is a day and night display device, which represents day and night with a sun pattern and a moon star pattern. There is a fan-shaped window between 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock, which can show whether the button on the crown is in the T or D position, it is more convenient to adjust the time.
Compared to traditional GMT watches, Blancpain’s classic half-time zone movements are more complicated. The Calibre.5235DF movement of this watch is specially developed and developed with three barrels and a power reserve of up to 8 days. In order to combine the fast-adjusting date and half-time zone adjustment, the watchmaker put the column wheel in the chronograph on the movement of this watch, using the column wheel as two gears (T and D) Switching device.
The watch is paired with a dark brown leather strap and decorated with the same color stitching, which is full of gentleman style.
In summary: Blancpain has never let us down in watchmaking, as has this classic series of half-time zones. In addition to the classic design of Blancpain’s double bezel, willow-shaped hands and falling dial, the details are very delicate, and the half-time zone function is also very powerful. If you are interested in cousin, you may go to the counter to see its style. (Photo / text watch home Gu Yu)
Blancpain APM flagship store
More details: This quotation was collected on March 1, 2019. The watch price / spot is subject to change at any time. For the final price, please pay attention to the store details.
[Shop name]: Blancpain apm flagship store in Beijing
[Shop address]: 107B, the first floor of Beijing apm, 138 Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
[Contact]: 010-65241735 Please call as a ‘watch home’ user