At Baselworld this week, Blancpain presented its first annual calendar combined with the GMT function. The Villeret Annual Calendar GMT is equipped with the new in-house automatic calibre 6054F. Find pricing and wallpaper inside.
As an annual calendar, the movement requires one date adjustment per year, at the transition from February to March. For all other months, the watch itself moves on from the 30th or the 31st to the first day of the following month. It also has a small 24-hour hand in a subdial at 8 o’clock, which serves as a reference time. The GMT function is provided by the central hour hand of the watch, which is linked to the date. The generously-sized date apertures are arranged to enhance easy readability.
This new model is available in white or red gold versions. The hands and hour-markers on the stamped opaline white dial match the material of the case, which is equipped with Blancpain’s under-lug correctors system. The corrector at 1 o’clock changes the day, and the one at 5 o’clock adjusts the month. Fast GMT, date and time-setting adjustments can be made using the crown.
The 40mm x 10.9mm case features sapphire crystals front and rear. The alzavel-lined alligator leather strap is fitted with a triple-blade folding clasp.
The Villeret Annual Calendar GMT is priced at $38,200 in either red or white gold.
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