Blancpain Villeret Perpetual Calendar
by Kyle Stults on April 18, 2014
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Blancpain Villeret Perpetual Calendar with white enamel dial

The new Villeret Perpetual Calendar from Blancpain is an extraordinary watch, and perhaps the finest achievement in an already impressive set of of new introductions this year.  The new self-winding Blanpcain Calibre 5939A comprises 379 parts and measures 7.25 mm thick, with an impressive 8-day power reserve. It is offered in choice of red gold, or a limited edition platinum model, and comes in a dedicated box equipped with a winder serving to keep the watch on time even when not in use. The box cleverly designed solid wooden box doubles as a cigar humidor if the interior is removed.

It is a fully secured and protected caliber which enables adjustments of the day, date, month and moon-phase indications at all times without any risk of damaging the movement (unlike many other perpetual calendar calibers).

The dial is in white grand feu enamel, with painted hour-markers, well-spaced day and month indications with blued steel hands, as well as a large moon phase.

Blancpain Villeret Perpetual Calendar white enamel dial detail

The case is 42mm red gold case is equipped with Blancpain’s patented “under-lug” correctors , completely hidden from view. The four discreet correctors preserve the smooth lines of the case with its double stepped bezel, while serving to adjust the date and moon-phase indications without any need for a dedicated tool.

The sapphire case-back reveals the meticulous finishing of the movement with its honeycomb-motif oscillating weight.

Blancpain Villeret Perpetual Calendar caseback with underlug correctors

Blancpain Villeret Perpetual Calendar rotor detail