Blancpain Villeret Chronographe Monopoussoir

The Blancpain Villeret Chronographe Monopoussoir watch model is a self-winding watch for men, the case of which is made of 18-karat rose gold. The bracelet, crafted from subtle brown alligator leather, harmoniously blends visually with the rose gold case. The opaline-colored dial of the chronograph also features a filigree pattern in segments.

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Currently available Blancpain Villeret Chronographe Monopoussoir watches

Technology of a manufacture that stands out

The Blancpain Villeret Chronographe Monopoussoir watch model is water-resistant to 30 meters, boasts a full calendar (date, weekday and month display) and an elegant moon phase. Another helpful feature is the small seconds. The Roman numerals as well as the hands are also made of 18-karat rose gold. The men's chronograph impresses with a striking diameter of 40.30 millimeters. The height of the golden case is 12.90 millimeters. The automatic movement is equipped with a caliber 66CM8, has 35 jewels and has 40 hours of power reserve. A screw-down crown and robust sapphire crystal complete the exceptionally elegant look of this men's watch.

History of the Blancpain brand

The Blancpain label was founded by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in 1735 in Villeret. Starting in 1815, the great-grandson Frédéric-Louis Blancpain initiated the first mass production. In 1926, Blancpain, in collaboration with John Harwood, launched the first wristwatch on the watch market with an automatic winding movement. The Blancpain brand first developed a diver's watch with a mechanical movement and a unidirectional bezel to indicate the exact diving time, which was made for the French military/combat swimmer unit from 1953. The Blancpain manufacture also produces one of the world's most complicated wristwatches (Blancpain 1735). This exemplary masterpiece includes a tourbillon and automatic winding, a chronograph including a drag hand, as well as a minute repeater and a perpetual calendar. This model is produced only once per year. The Blancpain company emphasizes in its advertising slogans that no quartz watch has ever left the house and no such model will be produced in the future.