When Blancpain’s watchmakers conceived the caliber 6950, they had as their objective to maximize legibility of the date, while at the same time enabling an instant change at midnight. At the same time, they set out to ensure that the mechanism would not significantly increase the movement’s profile. 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. Fully having proven its capacities, this is the movement that powers the new Villeret Grande Date timepiece.
This new timepiece fits harmoniously within Blancpain’s classical Villeret collection. The timepieces within the Villeret line express the timeless values of traditional watchmaking with their understated refined design. 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 clear sapphire caseback offering a view of the finishing of the movement and its honeycomb-pattern oscillating weight. Completing the ensemble is a chocolate brown alligator strap.