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Blancpain bringing one-of-a-kind Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar to Only Watch

Blancpain has announced that it will be continuing its support for the Only Watch charity auction this year with a unique version of its Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar.

The 45 mm timepiece will be presented with an 18-carat red gold finish and will house a unique and exclusive homological mechanism developed by the manufacturer in Le Brassus with a total of 469 components and 36 rubies.

Its self-winding movement is complete with double-hour indication, signs of the zodiac, date, month of the Chinese calendar, indication of the five elements, the celestial stems and the leap months. A Gregorian calendar, moon phases and under-lug correctors are also featured.

Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar - Only Watch 2015

© Blancpain.

The sapphire crystal glass display of the piece encompasses a black grand feu enamel dial that includes a chapter ring with applied gold hour-markers, as well as indications that are painted in gold before firing.

Its caseback is see-through and allows the wearer of the one-off timepiece to view the very inner workings of the movement and its oscillating weight, which has been specially crafted in a black champlevé enamel finish and bears the Only Watch inscription.

The Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar boasts a minimum power reserve of approximately 168 hours and is water resistant up to a pressure of 3 bar (30 meters or 100 feet).

Main characteristics.

  • 45 mm diameter case presented in 18-carat red gold
  • Traditional Chinese Calendar [double-hour indication, signs of the zodiac, date, month of the Chinese calendar, indication of the five elements, the celestial stems and the leap months]
  • Gregorian calendar and moon phases
  • Under-lug correctors and secured movement
  • A total of 469 components and 36 rubies
  • Sapphire crystal glass display and caseback
  • Black grand feu enamel dial featuring a chapter ring with applied gold hour-markers
  • Seethrough caseback with oscillating weight specially crafted in a black champlevé enamel finish
  • Minimum power reserve of approximately 168 hours
  • Unique, one-of-a-kind creation for Only Watch 2015
  • Water resistant up to a pressure of 3 bar (30 m / 100 ft)

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