Blancpain L-evolution Chronographe Flyback à Rattrapante Grande Date

The new L-evolution model featuring a flyback split-seconds chronograph mechanism and a large date is an extreme timepiece model inspired from GT racing. This cutting-edge model is strengthened with carbone fibre, a high tech material known for its lightness and sturdiness.

Carbone fibre is used to create certain watch components: the carbon fibre bezel, caseback and dial . To accentuate this sporting personality, the large date display features a digital font; red accents punctuate the black background; the 8 o’clock pusher echoes the shape of a fuel-cap; and the 9 o’clock counter that of an insignia.

Blancpain L-evolution Chronographe Flyback à Rattrapante Grande Date

This new model is equipped with the Calibre 69F9 with its 409 parts including 44 jewels, ensuring a 40-hour power reserve. It is equipped with a column wheel that guarantees precise pusher control, as well as a vertical coupling-clutch that avoids any unwanted jerking of the hand when the chronograph is activated.

Blancpain L-evolution Chronographe Flyback à Rattrapante Grande Date

This movement combines a flyback split-second chronograph mechanism with a large twin-aperture date display. The split-second chronograph function is a major horological complication that enables readings of “split” or intermediate times thanks to a so-called split-second (rattrapante or “catch-up” in French) hand that is superimposed on the chronograph sweep seconds hand.

Blancpain L-evolution Split-Seconds Flyback Chronograph with Large Date

When the split-second function is activated via the pusher at 8 o’clock, the hand stops to enable reading of a split time, while the sweep seconds hand continues running. A second press on the pusher enables the split-second hand to “catch up with” the sweep seconds hand. The flyback function, enabling reset and instant restart of the chronograph, is activated by pressing the pusher at 4 o’clock.

Blancpain 69F9 Calibre flyback split-second chronograph

The sapphire crystal reveals fascinating glimpses of this movement with its unique decoration. Numerous stages were involved in achieving this result.

The parts have been coated with a bead-blasted two-tone material (5N red gold-plated or rhodiumed depending on the finish); while the straight graining on the NAC bridges features the anthracite appearance characteristic of this treatment.

Blancpain 69F9 Calibre flyback split-second chronograph

The overstitched strap in black alcantara features carbon inserts. The carbon folding clasp adds an ultimate touch of refined detailing.

Technical details

Model: Blancpain L-evolution Chronographe Flyback à Rattrapante Grande Date
Models: Ref. 8886F-3603-52B & Ref. 8886F-1503-52B

Movement
Movement: 69F9
Thickness: 8.40 mm
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Power reserve: 40
Jewels: 44
Components: 409

Case
Ref. 8886F-1503-52B: carbon fibre bezel and caseback, satin-brushed white gold caseband and lugs
Ref. 8886F-3603-52B: carbon fibre bezel and caseback, satin-brushed red gold caseband and lugs
Diameter: 43.00 mm
Sapphire crystal back
Water resistance: 30 bar
Thickness: 16.04 mm

Functions
Split-Seconds Flyback Chronograph
Large Date

Dial
Carbon fibre dial

Strap
Alcantara strap with carbon fibre inserts, buckle with carbon fibre insert

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