Among the novelties of 2011 Manufacture Blancpain today we offer a truly unique watch, Villeret “Timezone Demi-Savonette 30 minutes.”
With this model Blancpain continues its reinterpretation of the Villeret collection started a year ago and presents his first exclusive Demi-fuseau Horaire, which allows adjustment of the half-hour time zone.
Travelers to India or Venezuela, for example, where the time zone also takes into account the half-hour, will be as punctual in these latitudes.
Although the clock is a genuine complication, however, its use is very simple.
Very little manipulation of the crown to make any adjustments. The reference time is at 12, its AM / PM indication at 9 o’clock, half the time zone and seconds, the date changes with the second hour and the rate of change of date or time zone is located at 4 o’clock.
Among the technical report by the mechanical movement with automatic winding, caliber 5254DF with power reserve of 72 hours and guilloche oscillating weight, the 18-carat red gold case 40 mm savonnette half (3 pieces and 1 on the back cover) the sapphire crystal and sapphire crystal case back under the lid and impermeability to 30 meters.
The dial is made of opaline guilloche with applied indices and hands in red gold (18 carats).
The strap comes in brown leather with calfskin lining Alzavel complete with a folding clasp in rose gold (18 carat)