Swiss watch-making company Blancpain is renowned for crafting aesthetically sound time-pieces that are so elegantly understated, it has become synonymous to Blancpain. In as recent as 2009, diverging from longstanding tradition to surprise all watch aficionados came the bold and dashing L-Evolution series which the world famous company calls the ‘Avant Garde’ watch. Dynamic specs and cutting edge technology combine with a robust and impactful design to create this divergent series.
The L-Evolution collection has created quite a stir in the world of innovation with the stunning new arrival, the Carrousal Saphir Volant Une Minute and the Tourbillon equipped with a power-reserve display directly on the oscillating weight. The series is also commended for housing particularly enchanting movement. An 8 day power reserve is ensured through calibres incorporated with three series-coupled barrels, enough for a steady stream of energy for the movement. A significant digital date display is placed at 6 o’ clock for the L-Evolution Grande date Jours model. The Reveil GMT is styled differently with a double time zone complication and a miniature date display at 8 o' clock. These features help enhance readability while equipping the watch with as many functions as required. The styling of the brand's most provocative line, the L-Evolution R Chronograph Flyback A Rattrapante Grande Date model is centred on the intimate connection between Lamborghini supercars and watch technology. The model is slimmer, with a more aggressive design and a complex flyback chronograph incorporated in it.
Blancpain’s L-Evolution series are essentially driver’s watches and have been launched to equip motorsport champions and race car drivers with an impressive and much needed accessory. Soon after their launch in 2009 Blancpain released an even more impressive version of the L-Evolution series, redubbing it as the L-Evolution R series. The R series was a product of the partnership between Blancpain, Lamborghini and the Super Trofeo, a GT competition devoted to the carmaker from Sant’Agata. Blancpain sponsors Lamborghini’s private race series, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Series which is a more stylistic and sporty rendition of the L-Evolution family.