Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication.

May 06, 2019,02:39 AM
 

One of the first true Grande Complications to see the light in a wrist watch, with the IWC Destriero Schaffousia. The 1735 Grande Complication was unveiled in 1991. 


True Grande Complication because it gathers the following complications: Tourbillon, Split Seconds Chronograph, Perpetual Calendar and Minute Repeater. 

42 mm platinum case. 

This one has a twist, the blue hands which were fitted at the Manufacture. 

Here are the two pictures to be credited to Antiquorum.





30 pieces only. 

Best,

Nicolas

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 By: amanico : May 6th, 2019-15:01

I think the 1735 is a benchmark achievement in modern mechanic horology....

 
 By: Izhik : May 6th, 2019-11:00
I also think that this achievement helped navigating the whole Swiss watch industry back to the traditional path and set new standards that nowadays are taken for granted. One needed a true vision then by the end of the 1980's when all trinity and non-tri... 

I believe I handled one of these at a Purists lunch many years ago...

 
 By: mdg : May 6th, 2019-12:31
...or something very similar. I was under the impression it was a unique piece. I won't 'out' the owner but he used to be around on Timezone a lot back in the day. Impressive piece but very thick.

I just forgot to say that to me, although indeed timing and complication wise....

 
 By: Izhik : May 6th, 2019-12:52
it's just natural to mention in the same context of the BP 1735 also the IWC's Destriero, however, yes however, you probably know already what I want to say Nicolas...yes, the movement....hmmmm....having such a complicated watch driven by a basis of a Val... 

Fantastic watch!

 
 By: kkwn98 : May 7th, 2019-02:45
Many thanks for sharing. I remember when this watch was launched... such a different (horological) world back then! I assume the crown and pushers on this are white gold, given the very noticeable colour difference to the rest of the case in platinum? I'v...