Baselworld 2015: Introducing the Blancpain Villeret Grande Date. Live Pictures and Pricing.

For the first time in the Villeret Collection, Blancpain is offering the complication of a grand date. This new watch Blancpain Villeret Grande Date is both elegant and practical. This new watch fitted with a perfectly sized case measuring 40 mm in diameter is available in stainless steel or 18K red gold. Fitted with an elegant opaline dial featuring Roman numerals, leaf hands and a double date aperture at 6 o'clock, this new watch uses a side-by-side calendar for optimal readability. When Blancpain’s watchmakers conceived the automatic caliber 6950, they had as their objective 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. This new timepiece fits harmoniously within Blancpain’s classical Villeret collection. The timepieces within the Villeret line express the timeless values of traditional watchmaking with their understated refined design. Key Villeret signature elements have been woven into this newest timepiece, additionally a clear sapphire case back offers full view
of the finishing of the movement and its honeycomb-pattern oscillating weight. Completing the
ensemble is a chocolate brown alligator strap with double folding clasp.

Completing the ensemble, the stainless steel model is fitted with a black alligator strap, while the new 18K red gold reference sports a chocolate brown alligator strap with double folding clasp. On the wrist, the watch wears extremely elegantly and true to its size.

Sticker Price $11,660 USD for stainless steel and $21,300 USD for 18K red gold. For more info on Blancpain click here.

Posted on March 24, 2015 and filed under Blancpain, Baselworld, News.