Silver obsidian, known for its soothing qualities, is a semi-transparent volcanic rock. Its mysterious color speckled with puffy, silvery clouds infuses it with the elegant charm sought by the designers of the new Metiers deart timepiece. This gem serves as a base for The Great Wave" applique in white gold. The technique used by Blancpain to create this applique involves several phases. It is first fixed to a Shakudo* base before being coated with a unique patina achieved by immersing it into a bath of rokusho salts. Once the patina has been applied, the Shakud_ is removed. Certain parts of the wave roller are polished in order to intensify the impression of a huge billowing wave. Finally, the engraving is affixed to the Mexican silver obsidian. This succession of steps gives the model a shimmering appearance playing on the mysteriously changing tones of the dial."
|Country of Manufacture||Switzerland|
|Case Back||Exhibition Caseback|
|Crystal||anti-reflective sapphire crystal|
|Functions||Hours and Minutes|
|Warranty||Full Factory Warranty|