The Villeret Carussell Moon Phase Watch is equipped with Blancpain's new self-made movement 225L, which combines the three functions of Carussell, moon phase display and date display for the first time. The new 225L movement is stable in performance and consists of a total of 281 parts, of which 61 parts are specially designed for the Carrousel frame carrier. In addition, the movement is equipped with a silicon balance spring with a power reserve of up to five days.
The new watch inherits the usual gorgeous style of the Villeret series: the double-layered bezel is embedded with a slightly arched dome-shaped Grand Feu enamel dial, the blue steel snake-shaped hands indicate the date on the outer ring of the dial, and the hollow willow-shaped hour and minute hands are replica Rolex watches elegant Scan the Roman numeral scale on the dial. The white dial has a Carrousel window at 12 o'clock, which perfectly presents the Carrousel frame carrier and its complex mechanical structure, which echoes the moon phase display at 6 o'clock.
At the same time, Blancpain also installed two hidden lug adjusters on the back of the 42mm diameter case. The brand's patented settings not only enable the wearer to easily adjust the date and moon phase display without the adjustment tools, but also make the sides of the case smooth, clean and beautiful. Through the back of the sapphire crystal, you can see the whole picture of the movement decorated with Côtes de Genève. The hollow-patterned oscillating weight and the design of the Carrousel frame stage contrast with each other, reflecting Blancpain's meticulous attention to detail.
The wheel meshes with the three gear shaft. The rotating bracket shaft passes through the splint and supports the latter, and the opposite end surfaces of the rotating bracket and the wheel serve as thrust surfaces. The four-wheel shaft passes through the hollow shaft at the lower end of the rotating bracket. The four-wheel plate meshes with the escapement pinion in the rotating bracket, and the four-wheel shaft meshes with the three-wheel plate outside the bracket to transmit the impulse of the three wheels to the escape wheel. The four-pinion shaft transmits the movement to the escapement pinion through the four wheels, and the pendulum shaft is not concentric with the four-pinion shaft in the rotating bracket. Because the rotating bracket is not directly driven by the four-wheel axle, the rotation speed of the rotating bracket is always lower than that of the four-wheel axle. Therefore, the "Carrussell" transmission design is actually a differential planetary gear train.
The two are different in structure. The tourbillon is linked to the main barrel through a transmission train, while Carruss has two transmission trains: one powers the escapement and the other controls the frame carrier.