BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Blancpain Villeret Quantième Complet GMT

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    BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Blancpain Villeret Quantième Complet GMT


    Blancpain Villeret Quantième
    Complet GMT

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    Blancpain’s complete calendar GMT complication established itself as a mainstay with its original debut in 2002. For Baselworld 2018, the Manufacture reinterprets this practical complication with the new Quantième Complet GMT enhanced with Blancpain’s patented under-lug correctors.


    Since the early 1980s, Blancpain’s complete calendar moon-phase timepieces have been a signature of the house. Their design has firmly established itself as a classic arrangement: day of the week and month in windows, date with a supplemental blued serpentine shaped hand reading upon scale positioned around the chapter ring, and placement of a moon-phase window at 6 o'clock. Adding the GMT function elevates the timepiece to a high complication. Ensuring that the watch places itself as an ideal travel companion, the calendar indications are linked to the local time display shown by the principal hands. Home time is shown with a red-tipped hand.

    The introduction of this combination of complications in the Villeret Collection brings with it innovations that were developed after the original version of the Quantième Complet GMT was launched. The in-house movement now features a silicium balance spring, with its superior anti-magnetic and timing precision properties. Setting of all the calendar and moon-phase indications with a fingertip, instead of the standard tool, is made possible with the exclusive under-lug correctors. An added benefit, the hidden correctors enable completely smooth case flanks unmarred by corrector dimples, commonly found in the watch world. Rapid adjustment of local time in one-hour increments is accomplished via the crown.

    There are two versions of the new Quantième Complet GMT: in red gold with an opaline dial and applied red gold Roman indexes; and stainless steel with a white dial and white gold applied Roman indexes. Both are fitted into 40 mm diameter cases with the traditional Villeret double-stepped bezel. Alligator straps or metal bracelets are available for each.



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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Preview: Blancpain Villeret Quantième Complet GMT


    SwissTime Press Release: Blancpain
    Villeret Quantième Complet GMT

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    The Villeret is Blancpain’s most classic, traditional collection. The Manufacture’s complete calendar GMT complication was originally introduced in 2002, and is now being enhanced with the brand’s patented under-lug correctors. Incorporating Blancpain’s latest technical innovations, the in-house Calibre 67A5 features a silicium balance spring for greater precision. The dial is white (stainless steel version) or opaline (red gold version), with the applied stylized Roman numerals that are a signature to the Villeret collection. The week and month appear in windows in the traditional arrangement, while the date is indicated by a blued serpentine hand on a scale placed around the chapter ring. The GMT function, which elevates this piece to the status of a high complication, presents the home time with a red-tipped hand on the inner dial, while local time is displayed with central hands pointing to the Roman numerals.


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    Movement

    Mechanical automatic Blancpain 67A5 calibre, 28 rubies, 286 components, 72-hour power reserve, oscillating weight adorned with honeycomb motif, variable-inertia balance with silicon balance-spring, gold adjusting screws.

    Functions

    Hours, minutes, date, complete calendar with GMT double time zone, moon phases indicator.

    Case

    Red gold 18k or stainless steel, 40 mm diameter, 11.80 mm thickness. Sapphire crystal front and back. With signature Villeret double-stepped bezel. Under-lug correctors. Water resistant to 3 bar (30 m/100 feet)

    Dial

    Opaline with red gold 18k applied Roman numerals for the red gold case. Or white dial with white gold 18k applied Roman numerals for the stainless steel case

    Bracelet/strap

    Alligator leather or metal

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