The famous watchmaker Blancpain released its new Villeret Annual Calendar GMT watch at Baselworld 2011.
The 40mm x 10.9 mm case of the new model is crafted either in white or red gold. Top and bottom sapphire crystals provide protection to this elegant timepiece.
The case features Blancpain`s under-lug correctors system. The corrector at 1 o`clock modifies the day and the corrector placed at 5 o`clock adjusts the month. The winding crown located at 3 o`clock controls the GMT, date and time functions.
Revealing a small 24-hour hand, the sub-dial at 8 o`clock acts as a reference time. The central hour hand provides the GMT function and it is also linked to the date, while the windows at 2, 3 and 4 o`clock reveals the day, date and month respectively. The date apertures arrangement enhances readability, while the stamped opaline white dial features hands and hour-markers that match the material of the case.
The timepiece does not need any date adjustments, except for the transition from February to Match. For all other months, the watch itself switches from the last day of the month to the first one of the following month.
For making all these functions possible, the Villeret Annual Calendar GMT watch comprises the new in-house automatic Calibre 6054F movement.
The new Blancpain timepiece comes with an alzavel-lined alligator leather strap fixed with a triple-blade folding clasp.
Villeret Annual Calendar GMT Watch by Blancpain Gallery