Blancpain highlights its unique Métiers d’Art collection in Moscow

In tribute to its longstanding tradition of hand craftsmanship, Blancpain recently unveiledan exclusive fine watchmaking exhibition at the magnificent BACCARAT Cristal Room restaurant, Moscow. On this occasion, guests had the opportunity to discover a selection of rare and unique timepieces featuring the Manufacture's High Complications and Métiers d’Art expertise. A series of live demonstrations were performed to showcase the variety and complexity of Blancpain's fine design, decorative and finishing techniques. This special exhibition is opened to the public from October 25th until November 11th, 2019 and located at the brand's store in TSUM, ground floor, Petrovka Street, 2, Moscow.

Blancpain recently welcomed collectors, media and VIP clients at the marvelous Baccarat Cristal Room Restaurant on Nikolskaya Street in Moscow for a private "Artistic Crafts and High Complications" event. Irina Koroleva, Blancpain Brand Manager for Russia, welcomed guests on behalf of the world's oldest watchmaking brand, emphasizing how passion, respect for tradition and constant innovation have been driving the work of Blancpain since its founding in 1735.

Specially flown-in for the event, a master-engraver from Blancpain's Métiers d'Art studios was present to demonstrate the range of designs and motifs applied to the watches' dials, movement bridges, wining rotors and case backs; a bespoke service offered to the future owners of these unique artworks. By viewing the diversity of watches on display, guests gained further insights into the infinite creativity and sources of inspiration drawn on by the Blancpain artisans.

Blancpain Russia event Baccarat Adrien Nebel
Blancpain Russia event Baccarat marc Junod, Adrien Nebel, Philippe Conte

Following the exhibition tour, Marc Junod – Vice-President and Head of Sales at Blancpain – introduced guests to the world of "Métiers d’Art", by highlighting the brand's mastery in various art forms encompassing engraving, enamel painting, damascening as well as the Japanese techniques of Shakudō and Binchōtan. Stemming from ancestral traditions, each "Métiers d'Art" piece requires remarkable know-how and meticulous operations performed by a limited number of master-artisans, thus endowing each model with unique character. These one-of-a-kind creations are entirely designed and developed in Blancpain's Le Brassus workshops, housing the production of the brand’s Grand Complication models

Blancpain Russia event Baccarat marc Junod
Blancpain Russia event Baccarat Irina Koroleva
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