Today’s guest of our Hands On corner comes from one of the best known long-established brands, Blancpain. The model, Blancpain L-Evolution Carrousel Saphir Volant Une Minute, is a fascinating timepiece with its Carrousel Tourbillon movement as well as its dazzling transparent dial.
The model is offered in a 18K pink gold case measuring 43.50mm in diameter and 13.50mm in height. Thanks to its not compact at all dimensions, the case offers a bold wrist presence. And when you add a stunning transparent sapphire dial over a fully polished 18K pink gold oversized case, it becomes impossible to hide from curious eyes.
The case is equipped with scratch resistant sapphire crystals on both sides as well as the middle part of the case and is water resistant to 30 meters / 3 bars.
Looking at its photos will be enough to see the most important feature of the model. Blancpain L-Evolution Carrousel Saphir Volant Une Minute features a transparent sapphire dial that was highly innovative when it was introduced back in 2010. The middle sapphire part that hosts precisely arranged spaces to keep the components of the movement in-tact, is fixed with screws that are visible at the front and rear side of the model.
Thanks to the crystal clear visibility of sapphire crystal and the perforated sections on the side of the case, the dial makes you think that the components of the movement are floating freely, and it does that like no other model can do.
The model is powered by the brand’s manufacture movement Caliber 22T. Hand-wound movement consists of 209 parts (25 jewels) and offers an impressive power reserve of 120 hours when fully wound. Besides the time-keeping function, the movement is equipped with a Carrousel Tourbillon feature.
Blancpain L-Evolution Carrousel Saphir Volant Une Minute (Ref. 00222-3600-53B) comes with a black Louisiana alligator strap that is secured by a Blancpain-signed folding clasp made of 18K pink gold.
If you want to see the Blancpain L-Evolution Carrousel Saphir Volant Une Minute model, which is one of the most successful examples of its kind, be sure to pay a visit to the Tourbillon Boutique at Emaar Square Mall.