Blancpain ads Grande Date to the Villeret collection

Blancpain Villeret Grande Date

Blancpain Villeret Grande Date

At the 2015 Baselworld, Blancpain will introduce the latest model of its classic Villeret collection with a grande date complication. As opposed to a regular date complication, where there is only one window to display the disc with the date, a grande date complication will use two discs and in most of the cases two windows. The classic dial this Blancpain too, features two windows, side by side, at 6 o’clock, maximizing the legibility of the date.

Blancpain’s watchmakers conceived the 6950 caliber to respond to this requirement, without increasing significantly the profile of the movement. The result: an automatic movement with two mainspring barrels and a date mechanism designed to resist shocks. It further distinguishes itself with its free sprung balance with a silicium spiral and regulated by gold regulation screws.

Key Villeret signature elements have been woven into this newest timepiece with its red gold 40 mm double pomme case, opaline dial with applied Roman numerals, red gold hands, date display at 6 o’clock, and a see-through sapphire caseback offering a view of the finishing of the movement and its honeycomb-pattern oscillating weight.

The front and the back of the Blancpain Villeret Grande Date.

The front and the back of the Blancpain Villeret Grande Date.

Technical specifications

Reference number: 6669-3642-55B

Material: 18K red gold
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 10.88 mm
Lug width: 22 mm
Water resistance: 30 m (3 bar)
Dial: Opaline with applied red gold Roman numerals

Calibre 6950
Functions: automatic, large date, seconds
Diameter: 32 mm
Thickness: 4.75 mm
Power reserve: 72 hours
Jewels: 35
Number of components: 285

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