In 2005, as part of its celebration of the 270th Anniversary of its founding, Blancpain unveiled a limited edition set, the Apotheosis Temporis. Inspired by the Six Masterpieces released nearly two decades earlier, the Apotheosis Temporis Set incorporated all of the classic complications from the Six Masterpieces and added two more Blancpain signature complications: a dual time zone watch and a running equation of time perpetual calendar watch.
The equation of time addition is particularly significant as it represents a world first achieved by Blancpain a year earlier when it debuted the first wristwatch ever to incorporate this complex mechanism. Further underscoring its complication prowess, Blancpain endowed the entire Apotheosis Temporis collection with automatic winding.
|Villeret Equation Marchante Pure“Apotheosis Temporis”, (Ref. 6038A-3430-55B)|
All eight pieces in the set, Ultra Slim, Time Zone, Moon Phase Calendar, Perpetual Calendar with Correctors Hidden under the Lugs, Single Push-button Chronograph with Split-seconds, Tourbillon, Equation Marchante Pure and Minute Repeater were turned out in platinum, with special black dials reserved for the collection, and featured winding rotors unique to the set. Done in the Villeret Collection style, this limited edition, which sold out immediately, featured a custom eight-rotor winding box to house the collection. Crafted from 950 Platinum, the watch case measures 38mm diameter.
The APOTHEOSIS TEMPORIS Set consists of platinum versions following watch models:-
- Ultraplate (Ultra Slim)
- Time Zone
- Quantième à Phases de Lune (Moon Phase Calendar)
- Quantième Perpétuel avec Correcteurs sous cornes (Perpetual Calendar with Correctors Hidden under the Lugs)
- Chronographe Monopoussoir à Rattrapante (Single Push-button Chronograph with Split-seconds)
- Equation Marchante Pure ( Equation of Time)
- Répétition Minutes (Minute Repeater)