Pre-Baselworld 2014: A new Villeret model by Blancpain.

The Blancpain Villeret 2014 is a self-winding three-hand watch with date display, featuring a remarkably understated Grand Feu enamel dial.

Grand Feu enamel, this magnificently stable material that maintains its radiance indefinitely is particularly suited to adorning a watch with such a classic aesthetic. Crafting it involves applying several successive layers of enamel that are fired at temperatures of over 1000° C. The Grand Feu enamel dial gives a subtle nod to tradition by revealing the tone-on-tone “JB” logo engraved between the numerals IV and V, VII and VIII. This is the secret signature with which enamellists historically initialled their works. The new Villeret 2014 model is powered by the Blancpain in-house Calibre 1335 with a remarkable 8-day power reserve. The sapphire crystal case-back provides an opportunity to admire the delicate interplay of its decorative effects, featuring Côtes de Genève on the movement bridges and a honeycomb pattern on the oscillating weight.

 

Blancpain - Villeret Collection Pre-Basel 2014 Ref: 6630-3631-55B

Blancpain – Villeret Collection Pre-Basel 2014 Ref: 6630-3631-55B

Blancpain - Villeret Collection Pre-Basel 2014 Ref: 6630-3631-55B

Blancpain – Villeret Collection Pre-Basel 2014 Ref: 6630-3631-55B

Blancpain - Villeret Collection Pre-Basel 2014 Ref: 6630-3631-55B

Blancpain – Villeret Collection Pre-Basel 2014 Ref: 6630-3631-55B