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What are my clients saying about working with me?

by amitdevhanda

Hey Gang!

I am very excited to share with you all what my clients are saying about working with me. For those of you who are looking to purchase a watch and haven’t worked with me before, hopefully this video will clarify any questions you may have. Please click the video link below to watch the video. I would love to hear from you. Please submit any questions you have for me by filling out the contact form below the video.

Thank you

Amit Dev Handa

 

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A close look at the Blancpain Villeret Red Gold Chinese Calendar

by amitdevhanda

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Blancpain Villeret red gold Chinese Calendar ref#00888-3631-55B

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Blancpain Calibre 3638 self-winding movement

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Wrist shot of the Blancpain Villeret red gold Chinese Calendar

I had the amazing opportunity to see the highly anticipated Blancpain Villeret Chinese Calendar in Red Gold. This watch is absolutely incredible. I will be honest, I am normally not the biggest fan in the world of Blancpain watches, but the execution of this Chinese calendar is so well finished from start to finish, that I had to write about it.

This high polished red gold 45 mm case is the perfect size to house this incredibly complicated movement. The gleaming white enamel dial is the most appropriate canvas to display the Chinese and Gregorian Calendar and moon phase complications in contrasting black lacquered writing. The combination of the Chinese and Gregorian Calendars on a wristwatch is a worlds first, technically executed by Blancpain.

For this herculean technical feat, Blancpain devised a mechanism to display the intricate 60 year cycle of zodiac, elements and yin/yang. The Chinese Calendar is “Lunisolar” with corrections in the form of leap months and adjustments to the length of months. This incredibly elaborate self-winding movement system is comprised of 463 parts. Some may think a watch of this magnitude may be just as complex to set as manufacture, but Blancpain made this easier for the wearer by being able to perform and set most of these functions with the crown. The rest of the corrections between the two calendars can be implemented through 5 of Blancpains patented under lug correctors.  These correctors are located under all four watch lugs and the fifth is located subtly in the case back in the 9 o’clock position. As a result of Blancpains pioneering technical ingenuity, these correctors may be used at any time of day or night without damaging this complicated calendar system.

With watches of this nature, it’s a normality within the industry to provide the end-user with warning instruction of the times of day when the calendar can or can’t be set. What amazes me most about the Blancpain Villeret Chinese Calendar, is there are no issues of this ever occurring, because when any of the under lug correctors are pushed, first disconnects the portion of the movement which would be engaged to advance the indication automatically with the running of the watch, removing any possibility that the manual change will disturb the automatic advance.

One would think a watch like this is too dressy and to expensive to wear everyday. I beg to differ, because even though the watch is not numbered, the size and exclusive nature of this watch are not for the pedestrian consumer, but for one with sophistication, attention to detail and appreciation for high horology, making it easier to wear everyday than you would imagine.

Should you have interest in purchasing a timepiece as fine as this, please don’t hesitate to email me at amitdevhanda@gmail.com or call me 702.608.0251. I will be happy to be of service

Technical data for the Blancpain Red Gold Villeret Chinese Calendar ref#00888-3631-55B

Complications
Moon phases
Traditional Chinese Calendar
Specificities
Gregorian calendar
Secured movement
Under-lug correctors
Case
18ct red gold
Case thickness 15.00 mm
Case diameter 45.00 mm
Water resistance 3.00 bar
Between horns 23.00 mm
Sapphire back
Dial
White grand feu enamel
Calibre

3638

Reference 3638
Self-winding
Calibre thickness 8.30 mm
Calibre diameter 32.00 mm
Power reserve in hours 168
Jewels 39
Components 463
Strap/Bracelet
Alligator lined with alzavel
Folding clasp

Retail $66,400

The Swatch Group Tourbillon Boutique in Las Vegas will move to a bigger space

by amitdevhanda

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Approximately 3 years ago, The Swatch Group opened it’s Tourbillon Boutique at The Crystals Shopping Mall right across from Mastros Ocean Club. The results speak for themselves because today The Swatch Tourbillon Boutique is relocating to a space almost 3 times the size in a much bigger location right next to the ever popular and busy Todd English P.U.B. This Boutique is slated to open hopefully by the end of 2013. From what I gather by the sheer size, this new boutique will definitely be the ultimate destination and flagship for the Tourbillon customer in the United States.

The Swatch Group Tourbillon Boutique houses the most prestigious brands in the world including Breguet, Blancpain, Glashutte, Jaquet Droz, Leon Hatot, Omega, Tiffany and Co, and of course Swatch. The Swatch group owns and operates 22 Tourbillon Boutiques world-wide and this new Las Vegas location will be the most modern up to date maison housing their own brands and giving each of them their own space, identity and autonomy.

My hats off to the Swatch Group for their remarkable success through their reinvention of concept, design and product. In a world where businesses are downsizing Swatch Group is growing in leaps and bounds securing their future by opening bigger and better boutiques worldwide!