Mon, Mar 9, 2015

Luxury Goods, Jewellery & Watches
Grande Date joins Villeret collection

Swiss watchmaker Blancpain has revealed a new watch in its classical Villeret Collection that offers the complication of a grand date. 

The new model was revealed ahead of the Baselworld watch and jewellery show, which takes place in Basel, Switzerland, from March 19 to 26.

Both elegant and practical, Blancpain’s Grande Date employs two side-by-side windows for a display affording optimal readability.

When Blancpain’s watchmakers conceived the caliber 6950, their objective was to maximise legibility of the date, while at the same time enabling an instant change at midnight. 

At the same time, they set out to ensure that the mechanism would not significantly increase the movement’s profile. 

The result was an automatic movement with two mainspring barrels and a date mechanism designed to resist shocks. It further distinguishes itself with its free sprung balance with a silicium spiral and regulated by gold regulation screws. 

Fully having proven its capacities, this is the movement that powers the new Villeret Grande Date timepiece.

This new timepiece fits harmoniously within the classical Villeret collection. 

The timepieces within the Villeret line express the timeless values of traditional watchmaking with their understated refined design, says the manufacture.

Key Villeret signature elements have been woven into this newest timepiece with its red gold 40 mm double pomme case, opaline dial with applied Roman numerals, red gold hands, date display at 6 o’clock, and a clear sapphire caseback offering a view of the finishing of the movement and its honeycomb-pattern oscillating weight. 

Completing the ensemble is a chocolate brown alligator strap.

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