For the first time in the Villeret Collection, Blancpain has introduced a Grande Date model. Blancpain is offering the complication of a grand date. Both elegant and practical, Blancpain’s grand date employs two side-by-side windows for a display affording optimal readability to the wearer of the watch.
Blancpain set out with the the caliber 6950, to maximize 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: 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.
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.
Specifications from Press Release
Ref 6669-3642-55B- Villeret, Large Date, seconds, opaline dial, self-winding
Thickness: 4.75 mm
Power-reserve: 72 Hours
18ct red gold
Water-resistance: 3 Bar
Sapphire crystal back
Lug width: 22mm
Chocolate brown alligator strap with 18ct red gold buckle