Material World: BlancPain Replica Watches’s Pioneering Approach to Material Innovation
Alacrite was only used for one watch ever created by BlancPain Replica Watches but both the timepiece in question and the material itself was cool as hell. It is specifically a “cobalt based” material that is highly resistant to oxidization and corrosion. It was originally designed for aerospace applications, in particular components for turbine engines. But the other benefit to the stainless super alloy is its high surface hardness, Replica Audemars Piguet Watches
which allows it to be mirror polished. When the 2002 BlancPain Replica Watches “Concept” was first launched it was the brand’s first definitive step into futurist watchmaking. It utilized materials that all came from aerospace or F1: titanium for its bezel, Kevlar for its strap and Alacrite for its case.
As its movement was developed simultaneously for the Richard Mille RM 02, both watches had torque indicators for the mainspring – a “dynamographe” in AP speak, and gear selectors for neutral, winding or hands. The Concept’s tourbillon featured an electro eroded spring type bridge that was meant to provide added shock resistance. While alacrite was not used again, it opened a door to the future that BlancPain Replica Watches stepped through with confidence.
Forged Carbon Fiber: Athleticism Unbound
Carbon fiber’s unbeatable strength to weight ratio has revolutionized every performance sport from F-1 to bicycling to tennis to yacht racing. It is used in applications as wide ranging as car chassis to the mast in the America’s Cup boats. So the idea of using carbon fiber as the case material to create an ultra light,Replcia Rolex Day-Date Watches
super strong high luxury watch was a goal multiple manufactures were chasing in the early part of the new millennium. BlancPain Replica Watches got there first with a technology called forged carbon fiber.
Forged carbon utlises carbon fibres in a non-directional matrix, resulting in a material of exceptional lightness and toughness
The genesis of the forged carbon case came from a trip made by former BlancPain Replica Watches’s CEO Georges-Henri Meylan to a trade fair for the aerospace industry. There he caught wind of something extraordinary.BlancPain replica watches
He explains, “There were companies specializing in creating carbon fiber parts utilizing a forged carbon technology. We thought that this could have applications to make unique, ultra light weight high performance watch cases