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Introducing: Blancpain Villeret Quantième Complet and Ultraplate with Blue Dials

Blancpain Villeret Quantième Complet and the Ultraplate Watches with Blue Dials

When one mentions Blancpain you might instantly think of their tough diver, the Fiftyfathoms, and for good cause as that is an iconic watch and known around the world for its submersible credentials. But what the casual watch fan might not know is Blancpain are masters of traditional, delicate watchmaking as well. 

Their latest release highlights this expertise throwing a new shade on their classic Villeret collection. Adding hues of blue to the dials of their complete calendar and the extra thin time and date version. 

Blancpain Villeret Quantième Complet

Blancpain Villeret Quantième Complet Blue Dial

Both of these models come in a 40mm rose gold case and are available on either a blue alligator leather strap or a gold mesh bracelet, a personal favourite of ours. The complete calendar has a beautiful way of showing all of its vast amount of information with a serpentine hand pointing out the date on a ring that sits just inside the applied rose gold Roman numerals.

Blancpain Villeret Quantième Complet

Inside that ring you’ll find the apertures for the day and month and the moon phase. And if you want to correct the moon phase you’ll find the adjusted hidden discreetly under the lugs. 

Blancpain Villeret Ultraplate Blue Dial

Blancpain Villeret Ultraplate Blue Dial

The simpler model is a fantastic example of a classic dress watch that keeps things sharp and refined. Here the star of the show is the deep blue dial that perfectly suits this shade of 18kt rose gold that can be found not only on the case but also for the indices and the skeleton hands as well.

Blancpain Villeret Ultraplate Blue Dial

Price & Specs:

Model Name: Blancpain Villeret Quantième Complet Blue Dial
Ref: 6654-3640-55 / 6654-3640-MMB
Case/Dial: 40mm diamater x 10.94mm thickness, 18ct red gold
Water resistance: 30m (3 bar)
Movement: Calibre 6654, self-winding
Power Reserve: 72h
Strap: Alligator or “mille mailles” strap
Price: CHF 24,000 (6654 3640 55B – alligator strap midnight-blue) and CHF 42,000 (6654 3640 MMB – “mille mailles” strap/red gold)

Model Name: Blancpain Villeret Ultraplate Blue Dial
Ref: 6651-3640-55 / 6651-3640-MMB
Case/Dial: 40mm diamater x 8.70mm thickness, 18ct red gold
Water resistance: 30m (3 bar)
Movement: Calibre 1151, self-winding
Power Reserve: 100h
Strap: Alligator or “mille mailles” strap
Price: CHF 18,200 (6651 3640 55B – alligator strap/midnight-blue) and CHF 36,300  (6651 3640 MMB – “mille mailles” strap/red gold)

More details at Blancpain’s website.

About the author

Russell Sheldrake

Russell Sheldrake has been addicted to watches ever since he got his hands on his father’s 1970s Omega Seamaster 120. Now you can find him thinking, talking and writing about watches all over London. Previously a staff writer at Gentleman’s Journal, he is now the editor of A Collected Man.

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