Blancpain Villeret Collection Edition 2010

With its classical lines, the Villeret Collection has been core to Blancpain since the early 1980s. For 2010, Blancpain has reinterpreted the collection with nine new models ranging from a pocket watch to an 8-day power reserve complicated moon phases complete calendar timepiece.

For three decades, round double stepped cases, Roman numeral dials, and understated aesthetics have defined Blancpain’s Villeret watches. These design elements have been thoroughly respected in the 2010 collection, which brings them forward with not only a reinterpreted style but accompanied with the full benefit of Blancpain’s new movement advances.

VILLERET, Complete Calendar “8 Jours” with automatic caliber 6639 movement

The flagship of the 2010 Villeret Collection is the complete calendar moon phases model fitted with Blancpain’s 8-day power reserve automatic caliber 6639 movement, with its three mainspring barrels and free-sprung titanium balance. This movement not only offers an extraordinarily long power reserve for a watch of this complication, but also, unlike other moon phases / complete calendars in the industry, allows the owner to set any of the indications at any time without fear of damaging the mechanism. Every other moon phases / complete calendar movement forbids changes during certain hours of the day.

Additionally, Blancpain has incorporated its patented under-lug correctors that produce a perfectly clean case side profile, free from adjustment dimples, and which allow the owner to set each indication with finger pushes instead of an adjustment tool. In the date display Blancpain recalls 18th century watchmaking tradition by utilizing a blued serpentine steel hand. Historically, hands used for indications other than time adopted this shape to distinguish them from the primary time hands. Two models will be offered: in platinum and in red gold with a grand feu enamel dial.

The second 8-day power reserve model in the 2010 Villeret line features Blancpain’s 13R0 manual wind movement (with three main spring barrels and titanium free-sprung balance). This new Villeret model, with large seconds and power reserve indications, will be offered in platinum with a grand feu enamel dial and as well in red gold.

VILLERET 8 Jours Manuelle

Equipped with the 11C5 hand-winding movement, the VILLERET Ultra-slim watch with Date, small seconds and power-reserve indication comes in a steel or red gold version with white or opaline dial.

VILLERET, Ultra-slim Date and small seconds, power-reserve indication

Further, the VILLERET, Ultra-slim date second model is available in steel or red gold edition equipped with the self-winding movement Calibre 1151 with a power reserve of 100 hours.

VILLERET Ultra slim self winding Date and seconds

Emphasizing the traditional values that underlie Villeret is a new manual wind, small seconds pocket watch. Its hand decorated movement and 44.55 mm case is fitted with a grand feu enamel dial.

Technical details

Model: VILLERET, Complete Calendar “8 Jours” Ref. 6639-3431-55B and Ref. 6639-3631-55B

Calibre 6639 self-winding
Complete Calendar, Moon phases and small seconds
Power reserve: 192 hours
Jewels: 36
Under-lug correctors
Full fired enamel or opaline dial
Ref. 6639-3431-55B: Platinum Version, limited edition of 75 pieces
Ref. 6639-3631-55B: Red Gold Version, limited edition of 275 pieces
42mm Case
Sapphire crystal caseback

Model: VILLERET, Ultra-slim Ref. 6606-1127-55B and Ref. 6606-3642-55B
Calibre 11C5 hand-winding
Date and small seconds, power-reserve indication
Power reserve: 100 hours
Jewels: 23
White or opaline dial
Ref. 6606-1127-55B: Steel Version
Ref. 6606-3642-55B: Red Gold Version
40mm Case
Sapphire crystal caseback

Model: VILLERET, Ultra-slim Ref. 6651-1127-53B and Ref. 6651-3642-53B
Calibre 1151 self-winding
Date and seconds
White or opaline dial
Power reserve: 100 hours
Jewels: 30
Ref. 6651-1127-53B: Steel Version
Ref. 6651-3642-53B: Red Gold Version
40mm Case
Sapphire crystal caseback

Model: VILLERET “Montre de Poche Demi-Savonnette”, Ref. 0151-3631
Calibre 151B hand-winding
Small seconds
Power reserve: 40h
Jewels: 20
Full fired enamel dial
Red gold case
44.55mm diameter
Sapphire crystal case-back

Model: VILLERET Complete Calendar Ref. 6654-1127-55B and Ref. 6654-3642-55B
Calibre 6654 self-winding
Power reserve: 72h
Jewels: 28
Complete Calendar, moon phases, seconds
Under-lug correctors
White or opaline dial
6654-1127-55B: Steel Case
6654-3642-55B: Red gold Case
Diameter: 40mm
Sapphire crystal case-back

Model: VILLERET, “8 Jours Manuelle” Ref. 6613-3431-55B and Ref. 6613-3631-55B
Calibre 13R0 hand-winding
Jewels: 28
Power reserve: 192h
Seconds, power-reserve indication
Full fired enamel dial
Ref. 6613-3431-55B: Platinum Case, Limited edition of 75 pieces
Ref. 6613-3631-55B: Red Gold case, Limited edition of 275 pieces
Diameter: 42mm
Sapphire crystal caseback

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