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Symbolizing classicism in its purest form, the Blancpain’s Villeret collection embodies the brand’s deep attachment to the merits of traditional watchmaking, especially hauled through motions with horological complications like the perpetual calendar. The latter functions to indicate that the day of the week, date, month and leap year without needing any adjustment until 2100.

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The brand new Villeret Quantième Perpétuel limited-edition timepiece reprises the signature dial design of Blancpain watches featuring this complication. The information thus appears in 3, 9 and 12 o’clock, along with a moon phase at 6 o’clock in addition to a large central seconds hand complementing those showing the hours and minutes. These screens are all driven by the self-winding 5954 movement, which Blancpain has been cautious to safeguard against improper handling by means of a security system specially developed for its calendars.
Another distinguishing feature of Blancpain’s disadvantage watches is the smooth and effortless adjustment of the indications, and this version features under-lug correctors: a patented invention allowing the calendar hands and the moon period to be moved simply by using a finger to press on the small”levers” situated on the rear of the situation. This convenient mechanism also supplies an aesthetic advantage, since it renders the situation middle free of the lateral correctors generally discovered on calendar watches.
The elegant profile of this model is enhanced by a platinum case with a double-stepped bezel. Issued within an 88-piece limited edition and available only from Blancpain boutiques worldwide, this timepiece is fitted with a blue alligator leather strap secured with a folding clasp.Hermes