Blancpain’s latest Villeret piece is the Villeret GMT Date model. It has the refined appearance typical of all the models in the collection and is remarkably easy to read.

The 40mm case is available in 18K red gold or steel versions, the former paired with an opaline dial and the latter with a white variation. Both models are available with an alligator strap or metal bracelet.

The watch is linked to local time which appears in the foreground with a raised chapter ring composed of the traditional applied Roman numerals, a signature characteristic of the Villeret models.

The reference time is indicated using a 24-hour scale. Separate hands indicate the two time zones. They are shaped like cut-out sage leaves for local hours and minutes, while the hand pointing to the second time zone is tipped with a red triangle.

Villeret GMT Date in Red Gold

The large seconds hand is recognizable by its counterweight, adorned with the initials JB in homage to Jehan- Jacques Blancpain, who founded the House in Villeret in 1735. Fast GMT correction, date adjustment as well as time-setting are all easily handled via the crown.

Villeret GMT Date in Stainless Steel

The Villeret GMT Date is powered by the 5A50 self-winding movement, which has been entirely designed and produced in the Blancpain workshops. This mechanism features a four-day power reserve and a silicon hairspring.

The transparent sapphire crystal case back reveals a côtes de Genève motif on the bridges and a honeycomb pattern embellishing the gold oscillating weight.

How much?

 Red gold from $21,600. Stainless steel from $12,000

 

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