I’m Afraid I Can’t Think Of It, I Can’t Do It Blancpain Villaret Binchōtan Charcoal Watch

In Blancpain’s Métiers d’ Art ‘Master of Art’ studio, watchmakers, as always, adhere to the tradition of innovation, incorporating a series of ancient decorative techniques rarely seen in the watchmaking industry into watch works. In 2018, Blancpain launched the brand’s first brand new watch with a Binchōtan charcoal faceplate. This special charcoal is made by firing oak oak grown in the Kishu region of Japan.

Blancpain launched the Villaret Binchōtan charcoal watch in 2018, which is a Japanese-style charcoal fired by traditional methods, dating back 400 years.

Binchōtan is a Japanese-style charcoal fired by traditional methods, dating back 400 years. The peculiarity of this kind of charcoal lies in its extremely high density after burning, which is the result of calcination of the oak wood (Ubamegashi (Japanese: Ubamegashi)) in a high-temperature furnace at 1000-1300 degrees Celsius. After a short burning process, the wood quickly cools out of the oven, the bark turns to ashes, and then forms a smooth, hard surface like iron.

The result of the oak wood was calcined in a high-temperature furnace at 1000-1300 degrees Celsius. After a short burning process, the wood quickly cools out of the oven, the bark turns to ashes, and then forms a hard, smooth surface like iron

The new Villaret classic series ‘Master of Art’ studio Binchōtan charcoal craft watch once again interprets Blancpain’s wild creativity and excellent watchmaking craftsmanship. Every Master Art Studio watch can be considered an orphan. This craft watch uses a 42mm diameter double-layer bezel in rose gold. Through the sapphire caseback, you can clearly appreciate its internal 13R3A movement and splint. On the eight-day long power reserve display.

Villeret classic series ‘Master of Art’ studio Binchōtan charcoal watch

18K rose gold material / 13R3A movement, manual winding movement / hour and minute display / Binchōtan craft dial / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / diameter 42mm