Blancpain’s Villeret collection is completed with two new watches – an interpretation of the Villeret Ultraplate and Villeret Quantième Complete models.
The New Blancpain Villeret Watches
Imagined in the early 80s, the Villeret collection by Blancpain displayed all its elegance around a double apple case with a fine silhouette, a sober dial, applied hour-markers shaped in gold, as well as hands in the shape of sage leaves.
Characterized by clean lines and pure elegance, timeless, the Villeret collection was completed this year with two watches!
The Villeret Ultraplate
The 38mm Villeret Ultraplate calendar watch carries the key codes of the collection… In its white or opaline charm, resulting from its cut in steel or red gold, the Villeret Ultraplate watch is luminous.
It must be said that the 28 gold appliques patiently arranged and fixed by hand to form the indexes in Roman numerals contribute greatly to this.
Stitched with needles in the shape of hollowed-out sage leaves, the indication of the hours and minutes is completed by a fine hand adorned with the initials of the founder of the house, Jehan-Jacques Blancpain. An easy but noble watch which, in its simplicity, creates a certain serenity at the sight of the dial.
The Villeret Ultraplate, however, reveals the beauty of its movement, rich in structures and contrasts on the back of its sapphire crystal back. The Blancpain 1150 caliber, beaded and decorated with the traditional Côtes de Genève.
What transcribes to finesse and purity, the march of time.
The Villeret Complete Calendar
The other Blancpain novelty is this new interpretation of the Complete Calendar.
Icon of the Villeret collection, this 38mm MoonPhase Complete Calendar combines legendary watchmaking complications with house codes. And this, since the complication which reproduces the cycles of the star was brought back to the fore by Blancpain, in 1983.
The full calendar is one of Blancpain’s flagship complications. A success that comes first from its usefulness, but also from its beauty!
Thin openings allow the day of the week and the month to be displayed. For the date indication, Blancpain most often uses a serpentine blue steel needle.
A shape that echoes the watchmaking tradition of the 18th century, which wanted secondary information from a watch to be given by a needle of characteristic shape.
The new Villeret Quantième Complet thus introduces a dial which features slender, subtly reworked indexes and needles in the shape of hollowed-out sage leaves.
The moon phase was also redesigned. The idea is still the same: to achieve a clear reading, and the stylistic purity of watches signed Blancpain.
Again, the wide sapphire crystal of the Villeret Quantième Complet reveals the exceptional finishes of the automatic caliber 6763. Entirely designed and produced by the house, this movement has a power reserve of four days and houses a silicon balance spring aesthetic watch, available in steel with a white dial and in red gold with an opaline dial.
Two Blancpain novelties, to discover now.