Blancpain makes use of a carrousel, a device designed to counter the effects of gravity on the escapement, invented by Bahne Bonniksen in 1892. Based on the mobility of the escapement, it is similar to the tourbillon designed by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1801, but less complicated and not as expensive to manufacture. The watch is made of platinum and the carrousel cage rotates once every 60 seconds.
CASE: platinum and circular, the platinum caseback locked into position with screws.
DIAL: semi-transparent, skeleton hands, stick indices.
MOVEMENT: self-winding movement, Calibre 225, 262 components, 100-hour power reserve.
FUNCTIONS: hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds, date, power reserve.
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