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Blancpain presents new flyback chronograph

Swiss watchmaker Blancpain’s novelty Le Brassus Carrousel Répétition Minutes Chronographe Flyback was presented at Baselworld this year and sports a number of key highlights.

First of all, the carrousel, an exceptional mechanism revived and revamped by Blancpain in 2008, is represented in this model by its famous one-minute flying carrousel.

Then comes the minute repeater. Blancpain has conducted a great deal of research to optimising the sound of its repeater mechanisms. The blades of its cathedral gong wrap one and a half times around the movement in order to emit a sound of surprising quality.

The third function also stemming from the Blancpain classic legacy is the chronograph with the flyback or instant-restart function. Simply pressing the pusher at 4 o’clock enables the wearer to restart a time measurement, while a first measurement is in progress.

This triple association is presented in a new red gold 45 mm case with a chapter ring, a 30-minute and hour-markers in grand feu enamel, while the bridges and mainplate are in 18-carat gold.