Villeret Grande Date Jour Rétrograde
The Villeret collection is recognisable for its double-stepped bezel and for its hour and minute hands in the form of sage leaves with a cut-out centre – typical attributes of the classical watchmaking tradition in Switzerland's Vallée de Joux. Blancpain has further refined this clean aesthetic by replacing the pushers on the sides of the case with its exclusive concealed under-lug correctors. They serve to set the retrograde day display, a complication new to the Villeret collection. The large double-aperture date is set by the crown. Blancpain's new 6950GJ movement is powered by two barrels for a comfortable 72-hour power reserve. This Large Date Retrograde Day comes in red gold or steel, on an alligator strap or a coordinating metal bracelet.