The latest addition to the line is the Blancpain Villeret Quantième Complet 6654-3640, a complete calendar model in red gold that is paired to a midnight blue dial.
The attractive dial features discreet apertures indicating the day of the week and month at 12 o’clock while the date is indicated by a serpentine hand. At 6 o’clock, the moon-phase display is characterized by a mischievous face.
Look at the applied hour-markers with Roman numerals are crafted in red gold, just like the four hands. The hour and minute hands are elegantly shaped like cut-out sage leaves while the seconds hand bears the initials of founder Jehan-Jacques Blancpain.
40 mm red gold case with the 6654 self-winding movements comprised of 321 components and offering 72 hours of power reserve. It is equipped with a safety system that prevents any improper use of the functions, making it possible to set the complete calendar at any time without risks for the movement. Easy to set!
Thanks to the four under-lug correctors, the three calendar indications and the moon phase can be adjusted with a fingertip without needing any pusher tool. This patented solution offers another important benefit: the smooth case flanks are unmarred by corrector dimples, generally found on other calendar watches.
A see through sapphire crystal case-back, the movement features carefully executed decorations, such as the Côtes de Genève motif adorning the bridge and the honeycomb pattern that can be admired on the red gold oscillating weight.
The Blancpain Villeret Quantième Complet can be matched to a midnight-blue alligator strap (ref. 6654-3640-55) or to a red-gold “mille mailles” bracelet (ref. 6654-3640-MMB) with prices of Swiss Francs 24,000 and Swiss Francs 42,000, respectively.