12 May 2008
Blancpain. A fine 18K white gold water-resistant tourbillon wristwatch with date and eight-day power reserve
Signed Blancpain, Tourbillon, No. 16, ref. 2123, movement no. 474, circa 1995
Cal. 23 nickel-finished eight-day lever movement, 19 jewels, the tourbillon carriage the white dial with applied baton numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, the one minute tourbillon carriage visible through a glazed aperture to 6 o'clock, subsidiary date dial, fan-shaped aperture for the eight-day power reserve, in circular water-resistant-type case with stepped bezel, downturned lugs, glazed display screw back, screw down crown, 18K white gold Blancpain deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
38 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by Blancpain Guarantee, operating instructions, original fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging.
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