The Villeret watch by Blancpain keeps Swiss watchmaking traditions alive. With a classic style and complications of the very highest quality, it’s difficult to find anything not to love about the Villeret watch. Blancpain use a blend of premium materials to ensure robustness, longevity and elegance upon the wrist. The collection appeals to luxury enthusiasts worldwide as well as those with an interest in the company’s 280 years of expertise in the field of haute horology. The delicate finishes on the dial and the hand assembly of the mechanical movement lying at the heart of the every Blancpain watch takes manufacturing back to its roots. At the start of the 18ct century, a long history began in the quaint village of Villeret, the location of which this collection takes its name from. Now Blancpain watches are developed in the Vallee du Joux but very little has changed in terms of the traditional manufacturing methods used in the creation of each watch.
The Blancpain Villeret watches collection features diamond-adorned lady’s timepieces, ultra thin case dimensions and alluring 18k rose gold cases. The designs, although varied and versatile, share the same characteristics throughout the range. An elegant double stepped case, a spacious dial and clarity granted through an anti reflective and scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass lens to name just a few. Every Blancpain Villeret watch features the company lettering emblazoned onto its surface and the designs showcase various features like small second sub-dials, moonphase features, perpetual calendars and date apertures.
Some of the calibres used within the Villeret collection like the 1151 movement stand out for their extremely compact design. It allows them to sit inside a flat case, making them perfect for wearing underneath the cuff of an office suit or such like. Other Ultra Slim watches from this collection make quite a statement, and versions with the GMT feature allow avid travellers to explore the world in style. The Blancpain Villeret will appeal to many watch wearers - businessmen, professional ladies, travellers, entrepreneurs and socialites in particular.
The Blancpain Villeret Ultra Slim 18ct Rose Gold watch with silver dial and rose gold bracelet, is a timepiece that will look stylish and refined with any attire. A classic suit and tie will put the polished links of this mesh bracelet on show and the rose gold appliques on the pure silver dial will compliment the surrounding 40mm 18k rose gold bezel. On the dial itself, a small seconds dial is positioned at 6 o’clock, accompanied by a power reserve indicator to the west of the dial and a date window on the east side. The handwound Blancpain 11C5 movement is an in-house developed engine which provides an impressive power reserve and is put on show at the back of the watch through an exhibition caseback.
Other designs like the Villeret Complete Calendar come with a beautifully decorated moonphase for showing the exact positioning of the moon throughout the month. A date ring is features inside the main Roman numeral hour track, whilst the day and month apertures are located underneath the twelfth hour marker. Designs like this timepiece are perfect for the busy on-the-go gentleman in need of a tool to help keep him on track of all his weekly appointments and activities.