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Blancpain - Villeret Semainier Grande Date 8 Jours

Blancpain Villeret Semainier Grande Date 8 Jours

The Villeret collection welcomes a new timepiece blending horological complications and refined aesthetics.

While preserving a timeless elegance, this new model respects the the Villeret line with its full fired enamel dial, double-stepped bezel and pure lines. The chapter ring and Blancpain logo are enamel-painted, a decorative technique requiring many successive oven firings at an extremely high temperature (more than 800° Celsius).

The Semainier Grande Date 8 Jours model offers a large twin-aperture date display, along with a week of the year indication showing the number of the week around the rim of its dial with a traditional blued serpentine hand. To ensure visual balance as well as enhanced readability, the day of the week is also displayed with a blued hand on a subdial in the 9 o’clock position. The change of the week of the year takes place with the transition from Sunday and Monday. The numbering from 1-53 is a reminder that certain years comprise 53 weeks according to official calendars. The red gold 42mm case is equipped with Blancpain’s patented under-lug correctors that are entirely out of view when the watch is worn. This system enables the owner of the timepiece to adjust the indications with a finger tip, thus avoiding the need for a stylus tool. The corrector at 11 o’clock serves to modify the day of the week; while its counterpart at 1 o’clock controls the week of the year. The large date is set via the crown.

Villeret Semainier Grande Date 8 Jours

This new model is powered by Caliber 3738G2, a 378-part self-winding movement. It is equipped with three mainspring barrels guaranteeing an 8-day power reserve, as well as a titanium variable-inertia balance with gold micrometric regulation screws and a balance spring in silicon. This material offers several advantages. Firstly, its low density makes it lighter and thus more shock-resistant. In addition, it is impervious to magnetic fields. The resulting balance spring is ideally shaped, thereby ensuring improved isochronism performance of the movement, which in turn leads to enhanced timekeeping precision.

The sapphire case back provides a clear view of the finely hand-finished movement and the gold winding rotor with its honeycomb guilloché pattern. This new creation is offered with a hand-stitched chocolate-colored alligator strap.

Lecture 1 Comment(s)

23 March 2017
fRANCIS cORET
Mettre un numéro de semaine est une bien curieuse solution , l'indication du mois est tout de même bien plus précise ... De plus avec certains pays , l Espagne par exemple , vous avez un décalage de une semaine ce qui rendra cette montre inutile au voyageurs Très déçu malgré une belle esthétique .
30 March 2017
WorldTempus
Bonjour, Merci pour votre commentaire. J' ai profité de ma présence à Baselworld pour poser la question chez Blancpain. Nous ne connaissons pas de différence de comptage de semaines en Espagne. Pourtant, il y a un norme ISO qui règle cette question. Le dispositif compte une semaine pour tous les 7 jours révolus. Il peut avoir entre 52 et 53 semaines par année. Il n'y a aucun moyen d'afficher ce numéro sans correction, qui se fait par des correcteurs dans la carrure de la montre. Il suffit donc de corriger les jours en fin d'année pour commencer l'année au bon jour et l'affichage sera correct en fin d'année. Cordialement, Paul O'Neil 

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