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Watches Blancpain Celebrates The 4 Great Beauties Of Ancient China

Blancpain Celebrates The 4 Great Beauties Of Ancient China

Blancpain Celebrates The 4 Great Beauties Of Ancient China
By AFP
November 22, 2018
The four new Métiers d'Art watches from Blancpain celebrates the contributions the four great beauties have made to the rich culture of China
The Blancpain Métiers d'Art watch dedicated to Xi Shi
The Blancpain Métiers d'Art watch dedicated to Diao Chan
The Blancpain Métiers d'Art watch dedicated to Wang Zhaojun
The Blancpain Métiers d'Art watch dedicated to Yang Guifei
 

All four watches feature a 42mm red gold case and use the 13R3A caliber, a manual winding movement promising a power reserve of up to eight days.

While the workings of these exceptional creations are of the utmost interest to watch enthusiasts, attention is likely to focus on their decorative dials, portraying the great beauties of ancient China in painted enamel.

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Exceptional beauties

Whether through their appearance or the influence they held over the sovereigns of their day, the four great beauties celebrated in this collection each left their own unique mark on the history and culture of ancient China. This Blancpain special series features representations of Xi Shi, Diao Chan, Wang Zhaojun and Yang Guifei in scenes directly linked to their lives or legends.

For example, Blancpain's artisans have used champlevé grand feu enamel with solid gold motifs to represent Xi Shi washing at a river's edge. Shakudō and engraving techniques are used to portray Diao Chan in a night scene with the moon, while marquetry, engraving and champlevé grand feu enamel are used to create the design featuring Wang Zhaojun.

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