Blancpain has come a long way ever since it was founded by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in Villeret, back in 1735. Each year, building on centuries-old watchmaking traditions and craftsmanship, Blancpain creates exceptional timepieces that never fail to impress with their technical and aesthetic characteristics. Earlier this week, the maison unveiled a boutique exclusive, limited edition platinum version of its Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel timepiece.
Beautifully imbedded with a subtle sense of depth, the watch is housed in a 40mm platinum case with a double-stepped bezel. The attention to detail on the case is just spectacular. Another distinctive characteristic of Blancpain’s complication watches is the smooth and easy adjustment of the indications, and this model duly features under-lug correctors: a patented invention enabling the calendar hands and the moon phase to be moved simply by using a finger to press the small “levers” located on the back of the case. This convenient mechanism also offers an aesthetic advantage, since it leaves the case middle free of the lateral correctors usually found on calendar watches.
The new Villeret Quantième Perpétuel Limited Edition Platinum reprises the same dial layout as the stainless steel and 18k red gold versions. The month, leap year, day, date and moonphase indicators are located at 12, 9, 3 and 6 o’clock respectively. The rich deep blue dial flaunts slender white-gold hour markers and rhodium-plated skeletonised metal hands.
At the heart of this timepiece, is Blancpain’s Calibre 5954 with a power reserve of 72 hours. The engine keeps all the functions in perfect synch and features a specially designed security system which protects against improper handling.
Issued in an 88 piece limited edition and available exclusively from Blancpain boutiques worldwide, this timepiece is fitted with a blue alligator leather strap secured by a folding clasp.