A new amazing perpetual calendar joins the famous Blancpain Villeret collection. This newcomer might be the finest achievement in an already extraordinary set of new introductions in 2014.
The new Blancpain Villeret Perpetual Calendar watch is equipped with the new exceptional Blanpcain Caliber 5939A self-winding movement that provides full 8 days of power reserve when fully wound. The impeccable mechanism consists of 379 individual components and measures only 7.25mm in thickness. The new Blancpain perpetual calendar movement also drives a large moon phase and small seconds.
The impressive complexity of the mechanism allows the new Blancpain watch to operate correctly, without any need for adjustment until the year 2100. This fully secured and protected mechanism enables adjustments of day, date, month and moon-phase indications at all times, with no risk of damaging the movement.
The new Villeret Perpetual Calendar is housed in an elegant, round case which measures 42mm in diameter and is tooled with the manufacturer’s patented under-lug correctors. These four discreet and practical correctors preserve the smooth lines of the case with its double stepped bezel, while serving to set the date and moon-phase indications without any need for a tool. Furthermore, these correctors are invisible when the watch is worn.
The case of the new Blancpain Perpetual Calendar watch is shielded on both sides with sapphire crystals. In keeping with the Blancpain’s aesthetic codes, underneath the front glass there is a white grand feu enamel dial with painted hour-markers, well-spaced day and month indications with blued steel hands, as well as a large moon phase indicator. The exquisite dial is made with a delicate decorative technique that required several firings in the kiln at very high temperatures.
When you turn the watch upside down, you can see a sapphire glass case back which reveals the meticulous finishing of the movement together with its oscillating weight encrusted with a honeycomb pattern.
Blancpain Villeret Perpetual Calendar is crafted either from 18-karat red gold or platinum (as a limited edition) and it comes with a chocolate brown alligator strap or a mille mailles mesh bracelet. The new perpetual calendar watch comes in a special solid wooden box equipped with a winder serving to keep the watch on time even when not in use. Moreover, the box is designed to serve also as a cigar humidor if the interior is removed.