This year, Blancpain is presenting its first Annual Calendar combined with the GMT function – an original association of these two complications enriching the Villeret collection and providing further proof of the innovative spirit cultivated by the Manufacture from Le Brassus.
The Villeret Annual Calendar GMT is equipped with the new Calibre 6054F developed by Blancpain’s R&D teams. This self-winding movement requires just one date adjustment per year, at the transition from February to March. For all other months, the watch itself moves on from the 30th or the 31st to the first day of the following month. It also has a small 24-hour hand in a subdial at 8 o’clock, which serves as a reference time. The GMT function is provided by the central hour hand of the watch, which is linked to the date. The generously sized date apertures are arranged in such a way as to ensure optimal readability.
This new model is available in white or red gold versions. The hands and hour-markers on the stamped opaline white dial match the material of the case, which is equipped with Blancpain’s under-lug correctors system. The corrector at 1 o’clock serves to modify the day, and the one at 5 o’clock to adjust the month. Fast GMT, date and time-setting adjustments can be made using the crown. The sapphire crystal case-back of the 40 mm-diameter case reveals the ingenious mechanism of the movement and its guilloché-work oscillating weight. The alzavel-lined alligator leather strap is fitted with a triple-blade folding clasp ensuring optimal user friendliness.