Blancpain has announced the newest SpÃ©cialitÃ©s Tourbillon Diamants, a 40mm menâ€™s model with more than 20 carats of diamonds.
Diamonds are clearly the theme of this over-the-top luxury timepieceâ€”a theme that Blancpain takes with the utmost seriousness.
The white gold three-piece case is set with 571 stones totaling 14.15 carats, and the dial adds another 164 diamonds and 5.17 carats.
The clasp, crown and hands add the remaining carat, give or take.
“Imagine the intense hours required simply to select the proper stones and then cut them.
A close inspection of the dial, bezel, crown, and even the rear of the watch reveals a complex patterning of various baguette cut stones.
Many of them (especially on the dial) are marginally tapered for an impressive sunburst array.”
There are even twelve conspicuous lines of diamonds formed on the dial to serve as hour markers.
The automatic caliber 25A tourbillon movement is composed of 238 components with 29 jewels with a 168-hour power reserve.
The privilege to call one yours comes with the approximate price of $1,342,700