Wide yet precise
The hour and minute hands of the Blancpain Villeret Quantième Annuel are particularly wide to improve their visibility in poor visibility conditions. To ensure that the watch can still be read accurately in good visibility, each of them also has a thin extension at the tip that points precisely to the fine minute markers on the outer edge and on the bezel of the watch. The problem has been solved somewhat differently with the slim second hand, which has a wide point for better visibility and a thin red tip for the precision display. The hour displays are also marked with bright dots, with the exception of the quarter-hour positions. At the quarter-hour positions, this pattern is broken by three attractive lines.
The special feature that has given the Blancpain Villeret Quantième Annuel its French name are the three display windows on the right-hand side of the dial. The first is next to the two o'clock position and shows the day of the week in English. Directly adjacent to the three o'clock marker, as on many other watches, is the date display, also in white on black. Much more unusual is the month display next to the four o'clock position. In the same length and language as the weekday display, it ensures symmetry when viewing the Blancpain Villeret Quantième Annuel.