Blancpain: New release in the Villeret line6 October 2017
Blancpain enriches its iconic Villeret collection with a new piece, a new week of the year, large date, and day of the week model.
This latest creation from the Manufacture offers a large twin-aperture date display, along with a week of the year indication showing the number of the week around the rim of its dial with a traditional blued serpentine hand. The day of the week is also displayed with a blued hand on a subdial at 9 o’clock. The numbering from 1-53 is a reminder that certain years comprise 53 weeks according to official calendars.
The watch features a full red enamel dial and double-stepped. The chapter ring and Blancpain logo are enamel-painted.
The red gold 42mm case is equipped with Blancpain’s patented under-lug correctors that are entirely out of view when the watch is worn. This system also enables the owner of this timepiece to adjust the indications with a finger tip, thus avoiding the need for a stylus tool. The corrector at 11 o’clock serves to modify the day of the week; while its counterpart at 1 o’clock controls the week of the year. The large date is set via the crown.
This timepiece is powered by Caliber 3738G2, a 378-part self-winding movement. It is equipped with three mainspring barrels guaranteeing an 8-day power reserve, as well as a titanium variable-inertia balance with gold micrometric regulation screws and a balance spring in silicon.
The sapphire case back provides a clear view of the finely hand- finished movement and the gold winding rotor with its honeycomb guilloché pattern.
This new creation is offered with a hand-stitched chocolate-colored alligator strap.