Monday, June 9, 2014

Blancpain Villeret Collection, 8 jours Watch

Blancpain Villeret Collection, 8 jours Watch


The Villeret collection, named after the Manufacture's birthplace, gives form to Blancpain's deep-seated principle to always put authenticity first and to respect tradition. It is now joined by a remarkably sober watch whose grand feu enamel dial displays the essence of time. To produce its inalterable radiance, the enamel is baked, layer after layer, at temperatures exceeding 1,000°C. Between firings, the dial is meticulously retouched by hand, then finished using a highly specific savoir-faire which reaffirms Blancpain's attachment to perpetuating watchmaking's time-honoured skills.

Movement
Mechanical automatic, 8-day power reserve, in-house 1335 calibre, Côtes de Genève on the bridges, honeycomb pattern on the oscillating weight
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Case
Double-stepped in red gold, 42 mm Sapphire crystal front and back
Dial
Grand feu enamel Enamel numerals, painted on the domed dial Engraved, tone-on-tone "JB" logo which appears, depending on the play of light, between the numerals 4 and 5, 7 and 8 Date aperture at 3 o'clock
Bracelet/strap
Brown alligator

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