Blancpain, the Swiss luxury watch maker, has been creating amazing watches that were happily lapped up by watch aficionados for some time now. Now, the brand is creating a new relationship with the motor sports arena and has come out with a watch that depicts the true spirit of intense racing action. Mark Hayek is the supremo of Blancpain and has personally come up with the idea for this new concept watch. The Blancpain L-Evolution Split Seconds Flyback Chronograph Watch has various elements of racing incorporated in to it.
Mr. Alan Delamuraz is in charge of Blancpain’s marketing operations and is proud of the firm’s association with the racing industry. Even when the firm is creating the new watch based on the theme car racing, it is not leaving its Swiss DNA behind. The watch was launched on the occasion of the arrival of the super car, Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale. This watch is an amazing piece of art that is certainly going to please people from various sporting backgrounds.
This watch model is 43 mm in size and is available in either white gold or red gold case versions. This brushed case has a water resistance rating of 100 meters. Carbon fiber is used in the watch for enhancing its various parts. You can find carbon fiber in the bezel, case back, dial and even in certain aspects of the watch strap. The Alcantara leather strap with its stylish hexagonal openings as well as red stitching is a nice addition to the watch’s overall look and feel. The font style used on the dial for displaying date reminds you of the letters seen on LCD screens. The shades of red used on the dial provide it a hip look. At 8 O’ clock position, you will see a nicely crafted split second chronograph pusher. Impressive, extra-large size hour indicators can be seen at 9 and 3 O’ clock positions. The use of lume on the dial and the skeletonized hour and minute hands helps to improve legibility of the model.
The work horse behind the watch is the Blancpain caliber 69F9 automatic. As this self-winding watch is automatic, you need not worry about winding it. The caliber consists of 409 parts as well as 44 jewels. Each of these parts is applied with bead blasted dual tone material. The watch will work continuously for 40 hours at a stretch. Its rotor that resembles the wheel of a vehicle is pretty big in size. This helps it to bring on the relationship to racing activities. Again, the watch is able to display the accurate time as well as the date. The date window is at 6 O’ clock position. The see through sapphire crystal case back let you see the watch’s mechanical moving parts in action.
The L-Evolution Split Seconds Flyback Chronograph Watch from Blancpain is available for roughly $ 55,000. As the sporty watch is crafted with elements of racing and has an interesting design, it is likely to go places in the future.