On one end of its product spectrum Blancpain makes sports watches, like the Bathyscaphe Chronograph , on the other end of the spectrum is the classical Villeret collection. Both are made to very high standards and powered by movements designed and manufactured in the Vallee de Joux. And while PROFESSIONAL WATCHES is typically focused more on the former than the latter – these Villeret pieces are so good we had to show you.
Enter the Blancpain les Metiers d’Art Shakudo replica watch, which combines the skills of engraving and Damascening, with the art of shakudo.Shakudo, which originates from Japan, is an alloy composed mostly of copper and gold, which acquires a dark patina between blue and black, according to variations in its composition and texture.
According to Blancpain replica watch, “The black patina is obtained following a process called passivation, which calls for the application of a solution. This solution, which is composed of copper acetate, has been traditionally fabricated in Japan where it is known as rokusho. According to the number of applications of the rokusho solution, the black becomes successively deeper and more intense. The shakudo was used historically among other things to create swords, decorative objects, and jewelry.”
Blancpain is introducing four different Blancpain les Metiers d’Art Shakudo replica watches, which combine shakudo, engraving and Damascening – each timepiece will be unique, and is designated by a “piece unique” engraving on the caseback.
Each of the Blancpain les Metiers d’Art Shakudo replica watches is housed in a red gold stepped bezel cases that is 45 mm in diameter and powered by hand wound caliber – decorated with hand applied Cotes de Geneve on the bridges, hand chamfered and polished edges and perlage on the mainplate.