"The Unique" Blancpain enameled timepiece auctioned for 1,100,100 RMB during exclusive charity gala dinner


In the name of emotion and life, Blancpain invited numerous celebrities to gather together at charity gala dinner in Shanghai. The world's oldest watchmaking brand revealed and auctioned “The Unique”, a unique piece integrating the distinguished craftsmanship of micro-painted enamel. Blancpain executives, Chinese cultural scholar Liang Wendao, famous TV host Dou Wentao, as well as more than 300 people witnessed this historic moment when 1'100'000 RMB were raised and donated to Chinese most famous art troup, the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe (CDPPAT)

Just as its relentless pursuit in fine craftsmanship, Blancpain has always held a strong commitment in social welfare, initiating numerous charity projects around the world for more than 10 years. This year, Blancpain decided to pay tribute to the amazing self-improvement spirit of China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe (CDPPAT), which marks a new start of the charitable chapter in China. Founded in 1987, and traveling around the world with more than 60 countries visited, CDPPAT presents magnificent performances that showcased the beauty of life and the strength of going beyond its limit. With this international top performing art troup and fine enameled watch illustrating a love story, emotion and fine arts were more than ever, gathered during this beautiful night.

The micro-painted enamel is undoubtedly considered as one of the most difficult traditional enamel processes. This unique Villeret piece presented is made of 18K red gold. The aesthetic artistic concept of the dancing butterflies is endowed with brilliant lights by the gorgeous enamel and exquisite carving. The back of the movement adopts the distinctive carving technique, outlining the vivid shape of a butterfly, while the written characters "Pièce Unique" demonstrate that this haute horlogerie masterwork holds great collection value.