Baselworld 2012: Blancpain Villeret Collection
by James Bond on February 07, 2012
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A retrograde small seconds…

In 2012, the Blancpain Villeret collection welcomes its first model featuring a beautiful flinqué lacquered dial.  Several layers of translucent blue lacquer applied to the dial create a rich depth effect, while preserving the pure lines of its most classic collection.  The watch is 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.  This watch also features Blancpain’s very slick under-lug corrector at 5 o’clock for fast date adjustment. Fitted on a matching blue alligator leather strap with folding clasp.

Blancpain Villeret Collection

Technical Specifications

6653Q-1529-55B

VILLERET, Ultra-slim, date, retrograde small seconds, flinqué blue lacquered dial, under-lug corrector, self-winding

CALIBER

Thick: 4.57 mm

Diameter: 27.00 mm

Power-reserve in hours: 72

Jewels: 34

Components: 244

CASE

Thickness: 10.83 mm

Diameter: 40.00 mm

Water-resistance: 3 bar

Sapphire crystal back: Yes

Interhorn space: 22.00 mm