Blancpain has announced its key pre-Basel piece, the Quantième Complet GMT that comes with an increasingly popular silicon balance spring, as well as under-lug correctors for the moon phase.
The Quantième Complet GMT is a 40mm piece with a moonphase window at 6 o’clock, month and day of the week date windows and a GMT and double timezone function.
The calendar indications are linked to the local time display shown on the principal hands. Home time is shown with a red tipped hand. The day of the month is indicated with an additional blue hand that sweeps on the outermost part of the dial.
The in-house movement, the calibre 67A5, now features a silicium balance. “Setting of all the calendar and moon phase indications with a finger tip, instead of the standard tool, is made possible with the exclusive under-lug correctors.” explains Blancpain.
“An added benefit, the hidden correctors enable completely smooth case flanks unmarred by corrector dimples, commonly found in the watch world. Rapid adjustment of local time in one hour increments is accomplished via the crown.”
There are two versions of the timepiece, one in red gold with an opaline dial and applied red gold Roman indexes; and one in stainless steel with a white dial and white gold applied Roman indexes. The pieces also come boasting an alligator strap or a metal bracelet.