Blancpain unveils Villeret Perpetual Calendar watch with humidor
by Zoe Dickens
Far from resting on its laurels, fine Swiss watchmaker Blancpain is renowned for its technical innovation and, with the unveiling of its new perpetual calendar movement, proved why it is one of the best in the horology field.
Utilised as the power behind a new limited edition timepiece in the Villeret range, the self-winding Calibre 5939A promises a huge eight-day power reserve and tracks both the month lengths and leap years of the Gregorian calendar allowing the watch to show the date without adjustment until 2100. Displayed via three subdials for weekday, day and month, the movement also powers a large moonphase dial at 6 o’clock.
The watch itself features a broad sapphire case-back allowing a full view of the complex new mechanism, along with a white grand feu enamel dial and black or brown croc leather strap. The Villeret Perpetual Calendar is available in 18 carat rose gold or as a limited run of 275 pieces for the platinum version.
To celebrate this brilliant achievement in technical horology, each of the Villeret Perpetual Calendar timepieces is presented in a dedicated box equipped with a winder which keeps the watch on time even when not in use. Better yet, the box can even double up as sleek humidor suitable for some of the world’s best cigars once the interior is removed.
_The Villeret Pereptual Calendar is available now from selected Blancpain boutiques, visit blancpain.com for more information. _