Blancpain & The Art of “Hot Horlogerie”

Blancpain & The Art of “Hot Horlogerie”

Erotic watches are a excellent objects to really surprise your friends. And Blancpain became quite famous for its ability to produce such fine timepieces since the brand resuscitated this kind of automaton watches in 1983. Originally, erotic timepieces were invented to spice discussions and also indirectly educate young ladies. But the clergy, and especially in Geneva where many of these were produced, forbid their production and ordered to destroy the existing ones. That is why erotic watches almost disappeared for dozens of years, even if the production always continued. 

Erotic watches are in fact complex and refined ones as they imply skills to manage the automatons, as well craftsmanship in order to decorate them. Today, erotic watches don’t have to stay in the pocket. The mechanisms were miniaturized – in general minute repeaters - to fit into a wristwatch. At Blancpain, watchmakers and engravers work closely together to be able to fit with the expectations of the customers. Because almost all these erotic watches are unique pieces made on demand only. And if they look totally classic on their face, the mention “pièce unique” should encourage you to have a look to its back, who knows…

PRIMETIME – May 2016 – Watchmaking In The News

PRIMETIME – May 2016 – Watchmaking In The News

Manufacture Royale : Technique And Crafts

Manufacture Royale : Technique And Crafts

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