Blancpain Chronographe Pulsomètre

Blancpain Chronographe Pulsomètre Collection Villeret

This is a contemporary doctor´s watch, simply a ticking beauty for the wrist and a must-have item for any passionate watch lover.

Our grand-grandparents used to measure the pulse during a 60-second measurement in which the number of beats had to be exactly counted.  The first pulsometer-watches were devised to enable doctors and nurses to take their patients’ pulses more rapidly. The chronograph hand in association with a specially graduated scale made it possible to display the patient’s heart beat directly on the dial without any need for calculations. All they needed to do was to start the chronograph and then stop it after counting off 30 heartbeats. Thereafter the number of heartbeats per minute was displayed on the pulsometer scale.

This new chronograph in the Blancpain Villeret-collection houses a 13-ligne Blancpain-made calibre perfectly suited to the size of the case. This new movement with its balance oscillating at 36,000 A/h or 5 Hz comprises 322 parts including a silicon balance spring.

The Blancpain-calibre features a vertical clutch as well as a chronograph mechanism controlled by a column wheel. It also features a Flyback-function enabling instant chronograph resetting and restarting simply by pressing a push-piece at 4 o’clock – a device that proves extremely useful when measuring successive time periods.

 

Blancpain Chronographe Pulsomètre Collection Villeret
Blancpain Chronographe Pulsomètre Collection Villeret

 

In keeping with the classic aesthetic of the Blancpain Villeret collection, this chronograph comes with a cambered white Grand Feu enamel dial. The pulsometer scale surrounds enamel-painted Roman numerals, while the centre bears the chronograph 30-minute and 12-hour counters as well as a date window at 6 o’clock.

The sapphire case-back reveals the Blancpain calibre featuring its oscillating weight adorned with a honeycomb motif. The 43.6 mm-diameter red gold case is teamed with a brown alligator leather strap setting the perfect finishing touch to this chronograph.

 

Blancpain Chronographe Pulsomètre Collection Villeret
Blancpain Chronographe Pulsomètre Collection Villeret

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments

  • Visually magnificent in proportion, and classicism. I’d wear it in a heartbeat!

    BTW: some of us use chronograph functions many times a day.

    And, I’d never part with my Flyback Chrono Grande Date 😉

  • Really a quite charming complication. Though from a practical viewpoint totally superseded by the upcoming Apple Watch and its health related software.
    In any case these are beautiful classic chronographs.

    To Debashish: in fact I use a chronograph function very often, mainly to measure how long I have been cooking pasta or eggs !

  • So all of us shall become doctors now and check everyone’s pulse.

    Like almost all watch lovers, I too love chronographs, but a few days ago you rightly pointed out that hardly anybody uses chronograph functions of watch, though chronographs are extremely popular among watch aficionados.

    Thanks for the nice write-up as well as lovely pictures, only wish that there were some more pictures as I enjoy your pictures immensely!

  • THIS REALLY RARE BEAUTY REMINDS ME OF A FAMOUS PHRASE Blancpain:
    WILL NEVER WATCH THAN A MECHANIC-AUTO.
    Blancpain, QUALITY, ACCURACY, SUPERB, SIMPLISMENTE MARAVILHOSO.UMA EXTRAORDINARY MACHINE FOR PEOPLE LIKE VERY determined and SELETO.A OLDEST FACTORY, STILL MORE CURRENT, EVOLVED AND CONCERNED WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY AND seriousness with YOUR BRAND RESPEITADA.SEGUNDOS , MINUTES HOURS AND SPEND THE MAGNIFICENT Blancpain AND NOT COME BACK MORE, BUT THE MARK JB Blancpain REMAINS ETERNAL AS THE DIAMOND.
    TELMO ROGÉRIO SECCO-BRAZIL.

  • REALMENTE ESTA RARA BELEZA ME LEMBRA A FAMOSA FRASE DA BLANCPAIN:
    JAMAIS FAREMOS UM RELÓGIO QUE NÃO SEJA MECÂNICO-AUTOMÁTICO.
    BLANCPAIN,QUALIDADE,PRECISÃO,SOBERBO,SIMPLISMENTE MARAVILHOSO.UMA MÁQUINA EXTRAORDINÁRIA PARA PESSOAS DE GOSTO MUITO APURADO E SELETO.A MAIS ANTIGA FÁBRICA,CONTINUA A MAIS ATUAL,EVOLUIDA E PREOCUPADA COM A MAIS ALTA QUALIDADE E SERIEDADE COM A SUA MARCA RESPEITADA.SEGUNDOS,MINUTOS E HORAS PASSAM PELO MAGNIFICO BLANCPAIN E NÃO VOLTAM MAIS,MAS A MARCA JB BLANCPAIN PERMANECE ETERNA COMO O DIAMANTE.
    TELMO ROGÉRIO SECCO-BRAZIL.

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