Introduced in 1999 by BLANCPAIN, this haute horlogerie masterpiece in rose gold reflects a successful alliance between the art of watch manufacturing and astronomy. Inspired from the historic half-hunter watches, the BLANCPAIN Quantième à Phases De Lune Demi-Savonnette is fitted with a single cover rather than two like the hunter.
The opaline dial features gold facetted applique hour markers and facetted, luminous skeleton hands for hour and minute indication. The month and day indication is displayed through a window at 12’o clock.
The small seconds dial at 6’o clock also incorporates Moonphase indication. A centre hand with red pointer tips indicates the date. The decorated movement, with an automatic moon-phase calendar with two barrels and a rotor in solid gold, can be seen through the sapphire crystal.
Automatic, 261 components, 29 rubies, decorated
2 barrels for a 100-hour power reserve
750 (18K) gold rotor
Calendar (date, day, month and moon phases)
750 (18K) red gold
Half-hunter (3 pieces and cover on bottom)
Screw-down crown and correctors
Double-sided anti-reflective cambered sapphire crystal
Screw-down sapphire back under the cover
Water-resistant to 100 m
Opaline with gold facetted applique hour markers
Facetted, luminous skeleton hands
Crocodile leather with 750 (18K) red gold buckle