Blancpain 4213-3442-55B Le Brassus 8 Day Platinum Limited (34694)

34694 Blancpain 4213-3442-55B Le Brassus 8 Jours, 4213344255B, limited edition to 260 pieces, platinum on a strap with a platinum deployant buckle, manual wind Blancpain caliber 13R0, date at 6 o'clock, 8 day power reserve with indicator at 12 o'clock, opaline dial with applied Roman numerals and leaf shaped hands, water resistant to 100 meters, display back, diameter: 42mm, thickness: 12.5mm, Like new with box and papers, which are undated. $50,200 MSRP.


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This is a platinum Blancpain Le Brassus 8 Jours 4213-3442-55B. It has a leather strap with a matching platinum deployant buckle, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coatings on both surfaces. The solid 42mm diameter three-body case, stepped bezel, and straight lugs are polished, and it has a sapphire display case back. The dial is opaline with applied white gold Roman numeral hour markers, an outer track with minutes/seconds divisions, white gold feuille hands, and a center sweep seconds hand. There is an 8-day power reserve subsidiary dial at 12 o'clock, and a date aperture window at 6 o'clock. It's water resistant to 50 meters (165 feet), and the 12.5mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Blancpain Le Brassus 8 Jours 4213-3442-55B has a mechanical manual winding Blancpain caliber 13RO movement that's rhodium-plated with fausses cotes embellishment. It's constructed with 30 jewels and a shock absorber mechanism. It includes three barrels, a straight-line lever escapement, a titanium balance with 4 poising weights that are adjusted to 5 positions, and a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring. The mechanism oscillates at 28,800 vph (4 Hz).

In 1983 Blancpain moved the company to Le Brassus in the Joux Valley in Switzerland. This Blancpain Le Brassus 8 Jours 4213-3442-55B pays homage to that city. This watch was limited to an edition of 260 examples in platinum.