Pursuing its reinterpretation of the Villeret collection undertaken in 2010, Blancpain is now presenting a single-pusher chronograph with complete calendar and moon phases. In addition to the technical challenge involved, this original combination called for particular attention in order to preserve the readability of the dial and the stylistic purity of this model, thus ensuring harmony with the traditions of the collection.
This model in the Villeret collection is equipped with Calibre 66CM8, a movement that emerged only recently from the workshops and was built on two principles: ensuring optimal user friendliness and preserving the understated elegance of the watch of which it will become the beating heart. User friendliness is ensured by the protection of the complete calendar and moon-phase mechanisms. These complications, based on a set of complex and delicate gear trains, have been redesigned in order to avoid any risk of damaging the movement. The indications are adjusted by means of under-lug correctors, a patented Blancpain innovation ensuring fast correction without any need for a dedicated pointed instrument.
These technical choices, as well as the traditional solution of a single pushpiece controlling the chronograph, guarantee the pure profile of the case and the clarity of its dial, both signature features of the Villeret collection. The blued steel serpentine date hand is a symbolic reference to the roots of watchmaking, which traditionally used this kind of hand to distinguish between complementary types of information. The transparent sapphire crystal case-back invites admirers
to discover the quality of the finishing on the movement and its guilloché-work oscillating weight.
This new member of the Villeret family measuring 40 mm in diameter is available in a red gold version with a stamped opaline dial or in steel with a white dial – both fitted with an alzavellined alligator leather strap secured by a folding clasp.