The exemplary Villeret has been a standout amongst other selling and most meaningful lines of Blancpain for quite a long time. Probably the furthest down the line expansion to the assortment, the new Villeret Extra-Plate 6605 is especially in line with its refined and downplayed style. Adjusting immortality and feeling of spot, this super thin dress watch focuses on the basics, showing simply the hours and minutes – without a date and without a seconds hand.
The model’s thin case, with its customary twofold ventured bezel, is introduced in cleaned tempered steel or 18k red gold. 40mm in breadth and simply 7.39mm thick, it is much more slender than the current Villeret ultra-plate emphasess. Water-obstruction is of 30m. The dial is off-white for the red gold variant and brilliant white for the tempered steel model. It highlights gold applied Roman numerals combined with rich openworked leaf-molded hands.
The Blancpain Villeret Extra-Plate is fueled by the hand-wound type 11A4B. This new development is a broadened variant of the in-house Blancpain 1150 – a development that has been conveyed by Blancpain/Frédéric Piguet to probably the most renowned watch brands. 27.80mm in width (versus 26.20mm for the 1150), the 11A4B fills the case pleasantly. Its equilibrium wheel includes a silicon hairspring and wavers at 21,600 vibrations each hour. Its two barrels coupled in arrangement can store 95 hours of force hold when completely twisted. A functional expansion for a hand-wound watch, the force hold pointer on the rear of the development is obvious through the display caseback, in this manner saving the immaculateness of the dial. The development’s enrichment incorporates Geneva stripes, angling and perlage.
The Blancpain Villeret Extra Plate 6605 in red gold is worn on an earthy colored gator tie with a pin clasp. The steel form comes on a dark gator leather tie. A mille mailles mesh-type bracelet is additionally accessible for the treated steel rendition. Cost is set at CHF 9,500 in tempered steel and CHF 17,000 in gold. For more information: www.blancpain.com .