HOW MUCH GENIUS SHOULD YOUR TIMEPIECE POSSESS?
BLANCPAIN HAS EXQUISITELY ENGINEERED A WATCH THAT
COMBINES BOTH TOURBILLON AND CARROUSEL TECHNIQUES.
BY DIANA OATES
onsider giving the Dad who has everything a piece of horological history this Father’s Day. Blancpain
delivered on its timeless ambition to take watchmaker’s art to places it has never been before with this
stunning timepiece combining tourbillon and carrousel regulators. A member of the Le Brassus Collection,
Aesthetically speaking, look for Blancpain’s signature beveled-wheel rim-style gears and its flinqué decoration
on both the dial and bridge sides. The opulent, gold Roman numerals balance the discreet look of the dial, and one
can’t help but marvel at the handsome alligator strap with its triple-blade folding clasp. And to truly appreciate this
watch, one must consider the differences in the two systems that are busy at work on your wrist. The carrousel and
the tourbillon are two systems both intended to average out gravity-related losses in timekeeping, but are done in
different ways. The tourbillon carriage is linked to the barrel via a single gear train, meaning that if the connection
is interrupted, there is a stop in rotation. The carrousel, however, 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. It’s these intricate details that may cause the common watch wearer’s head to spin, but make the Tourbillon
Carrousel quite the covetable creation. This exclusive watch retails at $319,000 and is available at the Tourbillon
Boutique in NorthPark Center. P
Blancpain Tourbillon Carrousel is available at the Tourbillon Boutique in NorthPark Center.