Baselworld 2015: Blancpain's Limited Edition L-Evolution Tourbillon Carrousel

The L-Evolution Tourbillon Carrousel is Blancpain's latest tour-de-force. Their newly-launched caliber 2322V2 fuses two regulating mechanisms: The tourbillon and the carrousel, thereby fashioning an intricate, remarkable wristwatch. 

Although I hold the movement in high regard, and consider it the most compelling aspect of this piece, Blancpain emphasizes the case's sporty nature most of all. The fact that L-Evolution's case isn't so traditional, dissimilar to its complicated counterparts, is incredibly cool. Essentially, we are looking at Blancpain's most complicated sports watch, ever.

This rather ingenious case is crafted with unfathomable precision. The diameter measures  approximately 47.40 mm. By my standards, the case is fairly large; however, it is surely well-proportioned for an adult. 

A slightly rounded, multi-faceted bezel encircles the dial. Would I say this dial is somewhat unconventional? Sure, but it does make this timepiece stand out. For instance, the dial is skeletonized, exposing various gears and components that would ordinarily remain overlooked. Also, in contrast to most watches with "3, 6, 9, 12" dial layouts, these hour markers are totally asymmetrical. 

Back to the movement, each mechanism (again referring to the tourbillon and carrousel) is individually powered by a pair of barrels. Nevertheless,  Blancpain skillfully devised a method to concurrently wind each mechanism via a single crown. 

The L-Evolution Tourbillon Carrousel will be offered in a limited edition of 50 numbered pieces, all cased in platinum and fitted on a hand-stitched alligator strap.

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