Blancpain has somewhat of an advantage in that it has the ability to develop and produce its own movements, which really opens the door for creative excellence. That freedom, coupled with tradition, innovation and a history of expertise has helped to deliver the new Quantieme Perpetual 8 Jours Watch Hands-On, a new perpetual calendar, endowed with an 8 day power reserve and moon phase as well as small seconds.
While the exquisite timepiece might seem simple and classic, it is aesthetically beautiful, using precious metals to their utmost perfection. The 42mm diameter case is available in 18k red gold, or a limited number platinum edition and finished with either a chocolate brown alligator strap or mesh bracelet. Equipped with the new self-winding Calibre 5939A the movement is comprised of 379 parts, is 7.25mm thick and allows adjustments of the day, date, month and moon-phase indications.
The case is decorated with the Blancpain’s patented under-lug correctors. The correctors are invisible when the timepiece is being worn, while the four discreet pieces preserve the smooth case lines, and also serve to adjust the date and moon-phase indications without any type tool. The sapphire case-back showcases the meticulous finishing of the movement, and the grand feu enamel white dial is an expression of delicate and decorative techniques used by the brand. The dial is also painted for enhanced readability and optimal clarity.
The high-end luxury timepiece is bold, but also subtle, and most of all useful. While the brand is one of the Swatch Group’s more prestige groups, the features of the timepieces are what set them apart. The timepiece offers automatic winding with a perpetual calendar, convenient for sure, and of course a long power reserve. No one wants to have to reset a watch like this when it runs down. The fully featured calendar display has a dial for day of the week, date, month, leap year and of course the moon phase.
Blancpain introduced this Villeret Quantieme Perpetual 8 Hours Watch as part of a valued collection, and one that collectors are anxious to get their hands on. If you are looking for a formidable timepiece then you have found the right one, offering you quality, reliability and excellent aesthetic appearance. Priced affordably for a luxury timepiece it offers everything the brand stands for, and everything you are looking for to bring timely brilliance to your life.