Technology of a manufactory that convinces
The Blancpain Villeret Chronographe Monopoussoir watch model is water-resistant to 30 metres, scores points with a full calendar (date, day of the week and month display) and an elegant moon phase. The small second hand is another helpful feature. The Roman numerals and the hands are also made of 18-carat rose gold. The men's chronograph impresses with a striking diameter of 40.30 millimetres. The height of the gold case is 12.90 millimetres. The automatic movement is equipped with a 66CM8 caliber, has 35 jewels and a 40 hour power reserve. A screw-down crown and robust sapphire crystal round off the exceptionally elegant appearance of this men's watch.
History of the Blancpain brand
The Blancpain label was founded by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in Villeret in 1735. From 1815, the great-grandson Frédéric-Louis Blancpain initiated the first series production. In 1926, Blancpain, in collaboration with John Harwood, launched the first wristwatch on the watch market with a self-winding movement. In 1953, Blancpain developed the first diver's watch with a mechanical movement and unidirectional bezel that can be adjusted to show the exact dive time for the French military/fighter swimmer unit. The Blancpain Manufacture also produces one of the most complicated wristwatches in the world (Blancpain 1735). This exemplary masterpiece comprises a tourbillon and automatic winding mechanism, a chronograph with a drag hand, a minute repeater and a perpetual calendar. This model is produced only once a year. In its advertising slogans, Blancpain stresses that no quartz watch has ever left the company and that no such model will be produced in the future.