Blancpain, "1735 - Grande Complication," No. 03/30. Made in a limited edition of 30
pieces in the 1990s. Production of this model began in 1991. Sold on December, 1999.
Extremely fine, rare and important, large, astronomic, minute-repeating, self-winding,
platinum wristwatch with one-minute tourbillon regulator, round button co-axial
splitseconds chronograph, register, perpetual calendar, moon phases and moon age
and a platinum Blancpain deployant clasp. Accompanied by a fitted wooden box,
loupe, setting pin, instruction manual, Blancpain Platinum collection booklet and
Three-body, solid, polished, stepped bezel, transparent stepped case back, straight
lugs, correctors on the band, sapphire crystals.
White with applied white gold radial Roman numerals, outer 1/5th seconds track
with 5-minute/seconds Arabic markers, subsidiary dials for the 30-minute register,
the days of the month, of the week, the months and the leap year, sector graduated
for the age of the moon, aperture for the moon phases. White gold feuille hands.
Cal. 1735, hand-engraved gold movement plates and bridges, 44 jewels, lateral
lever escapement with one-minute tourbillon regulator with 3 equidistant polished
steel arms under a polished steel bridge, monometallic balance adjusted to 5
positions, self-compensating flat balance spring, skeletonized and hand-engraved
platinum rotor, repeating on gongs by activating slide on the band.