Blancpain has launched a new product in its Villeret watches collection: a 38 mm ultra-thin watch with date display.
The new Villeret Ultraplate Ref. The 6224 retains all the typical characteristics of the Villeret series. Since the early 1980s, it has been characterized by a slender double-step case, a low-key dial, gold-plated hour markers and leaf-shaped hands.
The elegant 8.35mm thick case is made of stainless steel or red gold, framed with a white or opaque dial, and decorated with 28 gold appliques carefully positioned by hand to form Roman numerals.
The hour and minute hands are shaped like hollow sage leaves, while the second hand is marked by a slender hand with the initials of the founder Jehan-Jacques replica Blancpain engraved on it. The dial indication is completed by the best-sized date display at 3 o’clock.
Through the transparent sapphire crystal back cover, you can appreciate the manufacturing process of the movement 1150, as well as the round texture and the decorative surface of the Geneva wave.
The oscillating weight is decorated in a honeycomb shape. The golden oscillating weight is wound with two tandem barrels and high-performance springs. It can provide an extraordinary power reserve of 100 hours, which is more than twice the standard capacity (approximately 40 to 48 hours).
In addition, the use of silicon balance springs guarantees non-magnetic and timing characteristics. The new 38mm Villeret Ultraplate can be paired with a black or brown alligator leather strap, or with a steel or gold Mille Mailles bracelet.
Both stainless steel and gold watches are available in gem-set versions, with 8 diamonds on the dial and a row of diamonds on the bezel.
Blancpain fake has the courage to meet the challenge and integrates two completely different interpretations of time with precision mechanical craftsmanship, which is perfectly presented in the Chinese Almanac watch. Blancpain lasted five and a half years of unremitting research and development, and successfully combined the lunar calendar of the dual-track calendar and the Gregorian calendar of the single-track calendar into one. Because the basic units of these two calendars are different, Blancpain can be said to have achieved a real technological innovation-the standard calendar uses the solar day as the basic unit, while the traditional Chinese lunar calendar uses the lunar and solar calendar system, that is, the lunar cycle (29.53059 days) The solar calendar is the basic unit. A lunar year contains 12 lunar months (354.36707 days), which is about 11 days less than a Gregorian year (365.24237 days). Therefore, there will be a leap month in the lunar calendar every 2-3 years to match the cycle of the four seasons, which also leads to the uncertain date of the Chinese New Year. In addition, the lunar calendar is more complicated in that it does not use a timekeeping method of 24 hours a day and 60 minutes an hour, but a time division method of 12 hours a day (each hour is equal to 2 hours). These 12 hours are named in the order of the twelve earthly branches, corresponding to the twelve zodiac signs.
The white Grand Feu enamel dial of the Blancpain Chinese Almanac embodies the above-mentioned important timing elements. The zodiac graphic of the year of the rat appears in the window at 12 o’clock on the dial. Below the window is an hour counter presented in numbers and characters. The ten-day stem and five-element elements are marked at the 3 o’clock position, and the two hands at 9 o’clock are used to indicate the lunar month and the lunar day, and are equipped with a special leap month display. As the second logo of Blancpain, the moon phase face is also one of the representative elements of the Chinese calendar watch. It is highlighted in the window at 6 o’clock on the dial. In addition, the standard calendar can be easily read on the outer edge of the bezel through the serpentine blue steel hands.
The Chinese Almanac watch is equipped with Blancpain’s 3638 automatic winding movement, which is far more complex than the perpetual calendar function. The unique feature of the Chinese Almanac is that it is equipped with three tandem barrels and is equipped with a high-performance spring with a power reserve of up to 7 days. The watch is also equipped with a safety adjustment protection device to prevent possible misoperation of the wearer in the restricted time zone and to avoid damage to the movement; the anti-magnetic silicon balance spring provides more protection for accurate time travel.
The Chinese Annual Calendar Limited Edition “Swiss Mouse” watch uses a 45 mm diameter platinum case, with a round-cut ruby embedded on the crown and oscillating weight. The five concealed adjustment buttons designed with Blancpain’s patent are hidden under the lugs. The wearer can easily adjust the watch with his fingers without the help of any calibration tools. It also ensures the simple and smooth lines of the watch side. The watch has all the classic logos of the Blancpain Villeret series-double bezel, Roman numeral hour markers made of precious metal, hollow willow-shaped hands, etc., all highlighting the exquisite and timeless aesthetic taste of this series.