Blancpain launches new Villeret Perpetual Calendar timepiece
Equipped with the new exceptional Blancpain Caliber 5939A self-winding movement that provides full 8 days of power reserve when fully wound, the mechanism consists of 379 individual components and measures only 7.25mm in thickness.
In line with Blancpain‘s aesthetic features, the white dial is in grand feu enamel, a delicate decorative technique requiring several firings in the kiln at extremely high temperatures.
Its 42 mm-diameter case is equipped with Blancpain’s patented under-lug correctors. By remaining invisible when the watch is worn, these four discreet and practical correctors preserve the smooth lines of the case with its double stepped bezel, while serving to adjust the date and moon-phase indications without any need for a dedicated tool. The broad sapphire case-back reveals the meticulous finishing of the movement with its honeycomb-motif oscillating weight.
To ensure enhanced readability and optimal clarity, the dial displays broad painted hour-markers, well-spaced day and month indications with blued steel hands, as well as a large moon phase. The new Blancpain Villeret Perpetual Calendar has a power reserve of 8 days.
This new perpetual calendar model comes in a dedicated box equipped with a winder serving to keep the watch on time even when not in use. This cleverly designed solid wooden box can be used as a cigar humidor once the interior is removed.