Blancpain is offering a preview of the new models that will be presenting at Baselworld 2014 (Basel, March 27 - April 3) with a self-winding three-hand watch featuring a precious Grand Feu enamel dial.
The classic dial of the new Villeret 8 Days is truly magnificent. Several successive layers of enamel fired at temperatures of over 1000°C make this dial extremely resistant and radiant. The Roman numerals are also enamel-painted. This delicate crafting technique is even more complex in this case because of the cambered shape of the dial.
According to how the light plays across it, the Grand Feu enamel dial reveals the tone-on-tone “JB” logo engraved between the numerals IV and V, VII and VIII.
The dial is completed by slightly hollowed sage leaf-shaped hour and minute hands, the central seconds hand and the date display at 3 o’clock.
The red gold round double-stepped case has a diameter of 42 mm with a sapphire crystal case-back to display the in-house developed Calibre 1335, an automatic movement offering 8 days of power reserve with Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement bridges and a honeycomb pattern on the oscillating weight. The total thickness of the watch is 11.25 mm.
The new Blancpain Villeret 8 Days (ref. 6630-3631-55B) is fitted with a chocolate-toned Mississippiensis alligator leather strap.