Villeret Mouvement Inverse Serti Neige
Covered with 815 diamonds in all totalling to 3.3 carats, the Snow-set Inverted Movement offers an entirely new personality of Blancpain's legendary caliber 15 movement reserved for only the most special timepieces in Blancpain's collection.
In order to present what is otherwise the back of the movement on the front of the watch, Blancpain had to reverse the axes for the hour and minute hands so that they would support the hands on the opposite side of the watch from "normal".
Naturally, with the reversal of position, a gearing change was also required so that the hour and minute hands would rotate in the correct direction.
Tradition born of innovation - Blancpain was founded in 1735 in the Swiss Jura by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain and is the world’s oldest watchmaking brand. Over the years it has invented countless complications, remaining ever-faithful to its tradition of innovation, and this quest for invention still drives the Master Watchmakers of the Manufacture today.
Blancpain is determined to push the boundaries of its inheritance through constant self-renewal and improve its timepieces by constantly challenging watchmaking constraints.
Thanks to its capacity to develop exceptional movements, the Manufacture has launched no less than 32 new calibres over the past nine years, a testimony to the remarkable creative spirit of the brand.
The philosophy of “Tradition of Innovation” is expressed in every single model of the range: the legendary Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch, the classic Villeret collection as well as the high complication Le Brassus collection, the sportive L-evolution line, and the Women models.