In 2009, Blancpain, Switzerland’s top watch brand, became a partner of legendary sports car manufacturer Lamborghini, honoring the title of the top race Super Trofeo Challenge, and gradually began to compete in the world The enthusiasm of the motorsport shows the passion of the ‘founder of classic timepieces’ in pursuit of speed and excellence. Among Blancpain’s six series, the L-EVOLUTION series is modern and dynamic. With the art of timepieces integrating cutting-edge technology and traditional watchmaking technology, it perfectly interprets the brand’s peak speed.
Blancpain Blancpain L-evolution R series large date double pursuit hand flyback chronograph
In keeping with the brand’s long-standing tradition, Blancpain chose carbon fiber to create this extraordinary timepiece. Lightweight and sturdy precious characteristics, combined with pleasing visual effects, provide a wide space for the use of carbon fiber in the development of watches and clocks. As a major technological innovation of the brand, this high-tech material is used in the manufacture of certain parts of Blancpain timepieces, such as the carbon fiber bezel, case back, and dial, demonstrating the brand’s strong innovation strength and research and development spirit. The large date window on the dial is displayed in digital font. The background of the dial highlights the oversized red digital processing. The timing button at 8 o’clock mimics the appearance of the oil cap. The 9 o’clock position is equipped with a badge-type chronograph dial. All the details underline the dynamic sports style of this watch.
This timepiece is internally equipped with Calibre 69F9 movement. The movement consists of 409 parts and is set with 44 gemstone bearings. The power reserve can reach 40 hours. The movement is equipped with a column wheel to ensure precise control of the buttons. At the same time, the vertical disc clutch effectively prevents unnecessary jittering of the chronograph second hand when the chronograph function is activated. The watch perfectly combines the flyback dual tracking hand timing mechanism with a large dual-hole date display window. Among them, the double tracking hand chronograph function is an important and complex technology in watchmaking. The second chase hand is superimposed on the chronograph second hand (‘rattrapante’ in French is called a double chase hand, meaning ‘catch up’), and the two chronograph second hands run in parallel to catch up with each other. The wearer can use this function to perform multiple split timings. Press the chronograph button at 8 o’clock to activate the dual chasing hand timing function. At this time, the second chase hand stops and the chronograph second hand runs independently. Press the same button again and the second chase hand will quickly “chase” the previous timekeeping The second hand continues to run synchronously. The button at 4 o’clock activates the flyback function, which resets the chronograph to zero and restarts instantly.
Through the sapphire back, the elegantly decorated internal movement is clearly visible. Behind this fascination lies the complicated mosaic work of the watchmakers. According to processing requirements, the movement parts are coated with sandblasted coatings of two different materials (5N red gold plating or rhodium plating); the bridge is coated with NAC coating, and the vertical texture highlights the smoky gray color of this process. Appearance characteristics. According to different models, the hollow rim pendulum is available in white gold and 5N rose gold designs, both of which are frosted and coated with NAC. In addition, the spokes are also chamfered, which not only highlights the original color of the pendulum, but also creates a gorgeous and elegant contrast effect.
The watch uses a black Alcantara suede strap, which is sewn with precision, exquisite craftsmanship and added carbon fiber materials. At the same time, the matte satin 18K white gold or red gold buckle is embedded with carbon fiber, which complements the design concept of delicate and perfect details.
Blancpain L-evolution series eight-day long power watch
Blancpain’s L-evolution series of watches embodies the extraordinary reliability and excellent performance of Blancpain as the ‘maker of classic timepieces’ on the basis of highlighting sports elements. This L-evolution eight-day long-powered watch is equipped with Calibre 13R5 movement, like the ‘engine’ of a racing car, which generally provides high performance and high accuracy for the travel time. The movement is equipped with three barrels, which can provide a power reserve of 192 hours (8 days). The high-density gold oscillating weight ensures the winding efficiency, and the cardless balance spring with the gold fine-adjustment screws ensures perfect waiting. Timeliness. The large diameter of 43.5 mm, the dial is engraved with exquisite Geneva decoration; two windows on the dial: the date display at 6 o’clock and the power reserve display at 12 o’clock, creating a striking visual depth effect of the structure. In addition, two oversized Arabic numerals-3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, further enhance the three-dimensional characteristics of the surface of this high-tech watch.
Blancpain L-evolution eight-day long-power moon phase watch
In addition, Blancpain has also added the complex technology of many mechanical watches to make the L-evolution series more innovative. This L-Evolution eight-day long-powered moon phase watch is equipped with Calibre 66R9 movement, which was independently designed and manufactured by Blancpain Blancpain. The shape blends romantic and poetic temperament, embodying Blancpain’s movement structural engineers and Master craftsmanship of watchmakers: 3D three-dimensional dials, finely polished movement parts, parabolic trimmed and chamfered bridges. This series of exquisite details, coupled with the high-density gold rotor that can be seen from the back of the transparent case, has created a nearly perfect watch mechanical structure. The dial design also reflects the perfect design and innovation of the internal movement. The surface is divided into three different levels: the dial engraved with the Geneva ornament pattern and the oversized Roman numerals at 3 and 9 o’clock, which enhances the three-dimensional visual effect of the watch; the large window enables the power reserve display, date display and The month display is clear at a glance.
Blancpain sponsors racing event
Blancpain-Lamborghini Super Trofeo Super Challenge
Since 2009, Blancpain has become a partner of the legendary sports car manufacturer Lamborghini, and has become the title sponsor of the Blancpain Super Trofeo Super Challenge. This event covers three major regions in Europe, North America and Asia, of which the Asian Challenge first landed in China in 2012. This championship is divided into six races each year and is the world’s fastest single-brand event.
Blancpain President and CEO Mark Hayek has personally participated in this tournament. Blancpain and Lamborghini combine the best of both worlds. The two brands have used their exquisite craftsmanship and unique aesthetics to the extreme, creating a limited edition of Lamborghini Gallardo.
FIA GT1 World Championship
Since 2010, Blancpain has become the exclusive official timepiece of the FIA GT1 World Championships. This precious partnership has witnessed the brand’s important position in the world’s top racing circles. The FIA GT1 World Championship is one of the ‘Four International Series of Races’ recognized by the FIA. Ten races on the track. At this wonderful event, Blancpain will not be absent. In the 2011 season, Blancpain participated as a Swiss Racing Team partner.
Blancpain is the title sponsor and official exclusive timepiece of the Blancpain Endurance Race. This new European Championship is an important event for GT3 and GT4 sports cars. It is organized by SRO Motorsports Group and is based on Total 24 Heures de Spa endurance. The race is dominated by the competition, while the remaining four three-hour races will be played on different tracks in Europe. The Blancpain Endurance Race is a multi-brand sports car event. Many well-known classic sports car brands will come together, such as Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Corvette, Dodge ), Ferrari, Ford, Ginetta, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maserati, MacLaren, Mercedes, Nissan, and Porsche (Porsche). The Blancpain Endurance Race is aimed at professional teams and non-professional ‘gentleman drivers’. It can change drivers twice during the race. It is a three-stage promotion race inspired by Formula One racing. The Blancpain Endurance Race provides a professional and harmonious atmosphere for the team and drivers. It is a passionate sporting event.
ADAC GT Masters
Since 2007, the ADAC GT Masters has been popular with sports car fans. Blancpain has also established a cooperative relationship with this exciting event. This tournament is mainly held in Germany but is also played on other European circuits. Here are some of the most famous car manufacturing brands, such as Alpina-BMW, Ascari, Aston Martin, Audi, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford GT, Lamborghini and Porsche. The ADAC GT Masters is a professional-amateur championship in which professional and amateur drivers can participate together. Each course includes two 60-minute races. The two drivers work together in the race and the promotion, each of them responsible for half of the schedule. As a result, this event brings together a variety of players, from amateur racing enthusiasts, former Formula One drivers to DTM top touring car racers or celebrities from all walks of life. Through this partnership, Blancpain not only strengthens its influence in the European racing world, but also strengthens the close relationship between watchmaking and car manufacturing.
Speed Pioneer: Blancpain L-EVOLUTION Series
Blancpain’s cross-border cooperation with motorsport aims to convey the brand spirit of challenge and passion by sponsoring professional and high-level events. In addition, in-depth cooperation with top racing brands, sharing materials and machinery manufacturing Research results, continuous innovation and refinement in the manufacturing process of watches.