Just a couple of days before the SIHH begins, public statements from the other watch reasonable, Baselworld, are additionally poring in. This is one that we truly need to impart to you, on the grounds that it’s from a wonderful top of the line watch brand, who at long last chose to offer their grand date in a traditional watch. Here’s the Blancpain Villeret Grand Date, a traditionally styled dress watch with an enormous date.
While Blancpain previously offered the grand date, for example in the Blancpain Grand Date Aqua Lung that Vladimir Putin has been seen wearing on numerous events, this complication is presently interestingly accessible in the traditionally styled Villeret assortment. Its base is type 6950, a flimsy force to be reckoned with, that is just 4.75 mm thick and conveys 72 hours of force hold. Oneself winding development has 35 gems to keep all turns pivoting with as little contact as possible.
The new Blancpain Villeret Grand Date comes in a 40 mm enormous 18K red gold case, that is just shy of 11 mm thick. Possibly not as level as we expected, but rather still very wearable, significantly under close sleeves. The grand date is shown in two one next to the other windows for a showcase bearing the cost of ideal intelligibility, and at 12 PM the date changes right away. Type 6950, which can be seen however a sapphire sheet for the situation back, highlights a free sprung offset with a silicium twisting. The equilibrium is controlled by gold guideline screws.
- Case: 18K red gold, 40mm in measurement, 10.88mm thick, sapphire precious stone on the two sides, between horn space (or how wide the lash is) is 22mm
- Movement: type 6950, self-winding, 2 heart barrels, free sprung offset with gold guideline screws, silicium hair spring, 72 hours of force hold, 285 components, 35 jewels
- Strap: chocolate earthy colored croc lash and 18K red gold tang buckle
Blancpain has not communicated the costs yet, yet we’ll when they do. For reference, the Blancpain Léman Aqua Lung in 18K red gold (that sports a similar development with Grand date) had a sticker price of around €14k Euro. For now Blancpain states the cost is upon request…