Power reserve indication on the oscillating weight

This new complication, already patented in 2007

and slightly modified since, is the result of more

than two years’ work by the Blancpain R&D teams.

The power-reserve indication is generally displayed on the watch dial, or on the bridge side of the movement. This year, Blancpain offers a third and unprecedented solution that involves indicating the power reserve on a subdial placed directly on the oscillating weight, with which it is interdependent. This new complication, already patented in 2007 and slightly modified since, is the result of more than two years’ work by the Blancpain R&D teams.

Transferring the power-reserve indication to the oscillating weight has been achieved by an original and complex construction described in a separate document. Within this solution, the oscillating weight plays a role beyond that of merely transmitting energy: it becomes an information medium and frees up space on the dial for other functional indications, or simply for aesthetic reasons.

Key models Power reserve indication on the oscillating weight

8822-15B30-53B8822-36B30-53B