Blancpain to Launch New Villeret Collection Timepiece

By Paul Joseph

Luxury Swiss watchmaker Blancpain has created the first timepiece of 2012 for its classic Villaret Collection, featuring a beautiful flinqué lacquered dial.

The watch boasts several layers of translucent blue lacquer applied to the dial to create a rich depth effect, while preserving the pure lines synonymous with Blancpain’s most iconic collection.

Comprising 32 jewels, it comes housed in a 40mm white gold case, powered by the ultra-slim Blancpain Calibre 7663Q, a new self-winding movement.

In addition to the hour, minute and “serpentine” styled date pointer, there is also a retrograde seconds function at 6 o’clock, whilst the timepiece also features Blancpain’s slick under-lug corrector at 5 o’clock for fast date adjustment.

Other notable features include a matching blue alligator leather strap with folding clasp and a power reserve of 72 hours.

One of the world’s most historical watch-makers, Blancpain was founded by Jehan-Jaques Blancpain in 1735.

By Paul Joseph