The Baselworld 2017 is now on ! Let’s start with this year’s Blancpain novelties from the classic – Villeret collection.
The most sought after and biggest event associating all watch lovers together in one place is now on. Today, I’m gonna bring you a little bit closer some of the Blancpain novelties from Villeret collection, which I truly adore.
Blancpain Villeret Day-Date
Classic slender hands and bold roman numerals complementing subtle vintage class of its design – these are the hallmarks of the Villeret watch. This year, we can see the ‘day-date’ functions for the first time in Villeret collection. It is a good information for people, who wish to have day and date functions together without the whole annual calendar. It features reasonably sized case with a diameter of 40mm – made of stainless steel. I love that beautifully polished case and numerals, which harmonizes really well with a matt white dial – I were always obsessed with the white dial when it is a Blancpain we are talking about. From the technical aspect, the heart of this new Villeret Day-Date watch is the self-winding calibre 1160DD movement. It’s made of 275 components (including 34 jewels). It operates at 28,000 vph (4 Hz) and the two mainspring barrels provide the watch with 72 hours of power reserve.
Blancpain Villeret (Different Complications)
Both elegant and functional. All complications are clearly presented at the outstanding enamel dial. This watch has a 42mm of a diameter and the case is made of 18K red gold. The movement, which is the Calibre 3738G2 – self-winding movement with 8 days of power reserve. In functional aspect, we got here some of the most usable functions that watch can be equipped with. Day of the week is presented in the subdial at 9 o’clock, large date display at 6 o’clock and the new week of the year around the dial rim, which is indicated by classic blue serpentine hand.
Blancpain Villeret Métiers d’Art Workshop
“This breed of cows from the Val d’Hérens have been part of the Swiss national heritage since 1861. Their ancestors were already present in the Valais in 3,000 BC. Thanks to their sturdy nature and their short legs, these animals are capable of climbing to heights of 3,000 meters and more, and are above all known for their traditional fights held each spring as part of the ritual of taking them up to the alpine meadows. These bovines with their strong and combative personality vie with each other to establish a hierarchy among the herd, by butting each other with their head and horns. A cow is declared the winner when its opponent turns away or refuses the fight in a token of submission. At the end of this face-off, the herd’s “queen of queens” is thus designated. This status enables it to lead the others in the common quest for lush pastureland. On the dial of this model, Blancpain pays tribute to another national emblem: the legendary Matterhorn. Towering to an altitude of 4,478 meters above sea level, it is Switzerland’s best-known mountain due to its pyramid shape, and its ascension remains a powerful symbol for alpinists the world over.”
The specifications :
- Diameter : 42mm
- Material : 18K red gold
- Calibre : 13R3A
- Manual winding
- Power reserve : 8 days