VILLERET 8 JOURS MANUELLE « THE GREAT WAVE »
A BEAUTIFUL TIMEPIECE INSPIRED BY THE GREAT WAVE OFF KANAGAWA !
For this « Métiers d’Art » creation, BLANCPAIN used Silver obsidian (a semi-transparent volcanic rock). The material evokes Serenity & supports (as a base) the Great Wave applique.
Its aesthetic required a long and special treatment. A unique patina is offered and The overall design is very interesting to look at. In fact, the light reflection is part of the "show" Therefore, every angle is a visual invitation.
The Wave is crafted in white gold and BLANCPAIN’s master engravers did a phenomenal job! all details, sizes, its location on the dial… A ton of handmade hours for an historical timepiece!
The mechanical caliber 13R3A has also some novelties.
3 barrels are offering 8 days of energy. Plus, a discreet power reserve indication is present on the back.
Wonderful creation, Congratulations!