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Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel 8 Jours Watch Hands-On Hands-On

For 2014, Blancpain introduced a brand new perpetual calendar watch with the Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Perpetual 8 Jours timepiece, and if you’ll pardon my language, it is pretty “baller.” How is a classy, high-end luxury watch with an elegant face something I would refer to as being a glitzy status watch, you ask? Well, assuming the wearer was known for their taste, I can’t think of anything else that communicates bold presence and prestige in a more timeless package. This is a baller watch for a guy who’d buy a new Cadillac if it was 1970, or for someone hanging out with Sinatra’s Rat Pack – especially on the solid gold bracelet.

At 42mm wide, in either 18k red gold or platinum, the Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel 8 Jours is perhaps subtle, but not humble. And that is what I am talking about in regard to the personality of this object. With its modern size and dedication to useful features, this is the type of timepiece I’d feel comfortable about investing in when wanting to spend mid-level Mercedes-Benz car money on a timepiece.

Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel 8 Jours Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel 8 Jours Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Let’s go through a little laundry list of features a sales person might rattle off when explaining the virtues of this objet horloger as he “white gloves” it to you and clasps it on your wrist. First of all, Blancpain watches prices malaysia Replica is one of the Swatch Group’s prestige brands, up there with the likes of Breguet. That means a long history, a brand that isn’t going anywhere, and a name people know. I also happen to like that Jean-Claude Biver made the brand what it is today, before selling it to the Swatch Group – but that is a different story.

The watch itself comes in a finely made precious metal case, with a Grand Feu enamel dial. Rather than hard-to-push inset case adjusters, the Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel 8 Jours makes use of Blancpain’s very handy “under lug corrector” to adjust the calendar data. This makes the case cleaner looking, and the movement better to operate. The movement, made in-house at Blancpain’s Villeret facility, is an automatic and has a full eight days of power reserve. It also happens to include a complicated perpetual calendar.

Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel 8 Jours Watch Hands-On Hands-On

Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel 8 Jours Watch Hands-On Hands-On

I don’t know about you, but for me, that makes for a nice list in a watch not only worth taking a strong look at, but also for something you’ll be wearing on a regular basis. Let’s face it, when it comes to convenience you want a perpetual calendar with automatic winding and a long power reserve. If the watch accidentally winds down, resetting everything is a pain. That is when you need to open up one of those moon phase websites and start counting and seeing if the moon phase indicator window matches the graphic on your screen.

The Blancpain caliber 5939A automatic movement is new, and is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback window. It is nicely decorated with an engraved automatic rotor. It has a modern look to it and feels like Blancpain dressed up a workhorse rather than make a “showpiece” movement that has limited functionality. I happen to like it, and the 379 part movement’s 192 hours of power reserve and clean dial layout are the most important elements for me.

Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel 8 Jours Watch Hands-On Hands-On

He brought a radical innovation to the watchmaking industry by substituting the crown-wheel mechanism using a cylinder escapement. From the mid 19th century, the House of Blancpain became the most substantial enterprise in Villeret.The initial Blancpain automatic wristwatch was manufactured in 1926 and four years after, the manufacturer accommodated the system to watches of small size, and launched the rectangular “Rolls” that became the world’s first ladies’ automatic wristwatch.

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Additionally, the 913 has a glucydur balance wheel with golden micrometric regulating screws, which makes it adjustable and also more shock-resistant compared to its predecessor. There is also a better winding system that uses a ball-bearing mounted rotor. The sapphire case back reveals the rotor, which can be reddish gold using a snailed bevel, polished chamfers and directly and round C?tes de Genève patterns. The Caliber 913QL is fitted with a moon phase module, a wheel with 59 cogs covering two complete 29.5-day lunar cycles. It has a 40-hour power reserve.At 29.2mm, the Blancpain watches prices Replica Villeret Date Moonphase is a very small watch considering there’s a moon period plus a date and a seconds hand, a rare edge in a little women’ automatic. It’s evidence of Blancpain’s commitment to producing size-appropriate high-grade calibers devoted to ladies’ watches in its own elite groups. The date is elegantly spaced out just inside the hour track, signaled by a red-tipped pointer. The bezel is set with 48 diamonds and you will find eight diamond indexes as well as four employed Roman numerals in the signature Villeret font. The dial is opaline and the strap is taupe-colored alligator. Even as purveyors of possibly one of the world’s first genuinely purpose-built dive watches, there is no denying it’s been a long time since Blancpain has even been remotely near the tool watch realm it once initiated. That said it’s still neat to see the newest revisit those days with a marked level of panache in the newly announced Tribute to Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec — a watch that might cost $14,000, but it is still every bit the capable tool once relied upon by battle divers from the late fifties.

If your heart has a desire for a watch that combines a very fine and new in-house Blancpain watches 1735 Replica chronograph movement with their Villeret-style case, then this new Blancpain Villeret Pulosmeter Flyback Chronograph timepiece might be for you. Among Blancpain’s many watches, the company states that the Villeret is its most classic collection. According to them, double-stepped cases, Roman numerals and an understated aesthetic are hallmarks of its Villeret watches. Indeed, if one was to browse the collection here, it would be very hard to disagree. One of my personal favorites is the Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel, which has a perpetual calendar function that follows the Chinese calendar.

New for 2014 is the Blancpain watches london Replica Villeret Chronographe Pulsomètre (Blancpain Villeret Pulosmeter Flyback Chronograph), which combines a flyback chronograph with a graduated pulsometer scale. The pulsometer lets the wearer quickly determine the pulse of someone else. As a result, such watches are also sometimes known as doctors’ chronographs.

In keeping with tradition, the Blancpain Villeret Pulsometer Flyback Chronograph features a cambered white Grand Feu enamel dial. The Roman numerals are enamel-painted as well and are surrounded by the graduated pulsometer scale. The Chronographe Pulsomètre is also a time-only watch as its two registers indicate elapsed hours and minutes and there is no register for running seconds. The hands are all made out of gold and there is a date window at 6 o’clock. It comes in a 43.6mm red gold case and a sapphire exhibition case back that shows off a brand-new in-house movement.

Blancpain Villeret Pulsometer Flyback Chronograph Watch Watch Releases

The movement, called the calibre F385, is made up of 322 parts and has a silicon balance spring, which helps it beat at a fast 36,000 bph. And as you would expect of a high-end chronograph movement, it also features a column wheel and a vertical clutch. Blancpain watch buy Replica also mentions that it measures 13-lignes wide. The power reserve is rated at 50 hours and the movement also features a flyback function, which means activating the pusher at 4 o’clock will cause the chronograph seconds hand to reset and immediately start timing a new event.

Some major watch brands seem to really think highly of ceramic as a case substance and Blancpain watch warranty Replica is among them. Previously a closely guarded area of expertise of Rado and Chanel, ceramic technologies and manufacturing techniques have only recently evolved to a stage where more brands are entertaining the concept of a ZrO2 case, since a lot more control of things such as colours and hardness is getting possible. My perception is that attaining color uniformity and maintaining sufficient hardness at precisely the exact same time has been the major challenge of adding pigments to ceramic. The problem is that when the mix doesn’t clean up completely and evenly following the heat treatment process, it is going to have discolorations and marks in it which will ruin the look — and the bit itself, because these imperfections cannot be removed.It is true that we’ve been seeing more and more colors in ceramic bezels out of Rolex, TAG Heuer and a couple of others, and so it was perhaps only a matter of time before colored ceramic cases came along. And it kind of additionally indicates a potential future of all kinds of colors for ceramic watch cases – Speedmaster Muave Side of the Moon, anybody?

Where else have we seen the new F385 movement? In the also new for 2014 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph watch that was one of our top 10 favorites from Baselworld 2014. Those looking for the excellent new movement in a dressier watch didn’t need to wait long for a viable option.

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If the watch was jeopardized (as many watches were prone to back then), he had to rely on alternate means for timekeeping, or abort the dive to prevent decompression illness (or worse). It’s also probably worth pointing out that such a shield is admittedly somewhat absurd on an ultra-modern dive watch that’s already water-resistant to a crushing 300 meters (and costs $14k), but the charm of this Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec isn’t its utility, but its admirable devotion to the origin material.Speaking of source material, although the situation size to the Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec has been improved from 37mm to 40mm, it’s still a merciful decrease from the last time we saw a Tribute to Fifty Fathoms, which was able to actually wear larger than its sacrilegious 45mm situation width. This 40mm instance is actually the sweet spot for Blancpain divers like the Mil-Spec, which finally strikes that fine balance between carrying the highly polished visual weight of being a modern “luxury diver” while still remaining true to Fiechter’s original vision. If this is a harbinger of what’s to come for the next generation of Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms collection, think about us fans.
Cost however, there’s a lot to appreciate about this brand new limited-edition entry into the Fifty Fathoms line — which is probably why the watch is currently enjoying dip watch lover “sleeper hit” status post-Baselworld. Largely released without significant fanfare, part of this Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec see’s allure are its conservative dimensions and loyal adherence to the layout codes of the first Mil-Spec. But a vital measurement of its appeal is likely Blancpain’s addition of a important quality of the first: a functioning replica of the “watertightness” moisture index at 6:00. Back in the morning “when sex was safe and diving was dangerous,” dive watches weren’t the rugged, reliable tools we are knowledgeable about today. Though paramount into a diver’s safety, the oldest examples were still prone to damage by shock, plagued by poor visibility in low light, and built with cases ill-equipped to handle great sea depths. Unsatisfied with issued watches that could not (quite literally) function under stress, French battle swimmer corps commanders Captain Robert Maloubier and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud hunted out the grandfather of the Fifty Fathoms, Jean-Jacques Fiechter, that was already hard at work on a design that could tackle these very symptoms.But the watch that became standard-issue to the UDT teams commanded by Maloubier and Riffaud was not Fiechter’s first provincial Fathoms design, but one which contained an additional safeguard: a unique watertightness index that would alert the wearer when their watch was compromised. Now, it’s worth noting that this index is a little bit like a smoke sensor — it only points out the obvious, and does little to prevent the fire.

All in all, the new Blancpain watches ebay Replica Villeret Pulsometer Flyback Chronograph is unmistakably a member of Blancpain’s Villeret family. The double-stepped case, large roman numerals, and enamel dial makes for a very classic looking watch. And despite the pulsometer scale, the dial remains relatively clean and uncluttered. However, the skeletonized hour and minute hands look a little out of place and I’m pretty sure some would be unhappy at the “VI” being cut off by the date window.

The Blancpain watches india Replica Villeret Pulsometer Flyback Chronograph comes in a red gold case and a matching brown alligator strap and is also water resistant to 30 meters. It will retail for 29,500CHF or $31,600 USD.

Technical Specifications from Blancpain

  • Case: Red gold
  • Bracelet strap: Leather
  • Buckle: Folding buckle
  • Waterproofness: 30 m
  • Size: ø 43.6 mm
  • Thickness: 13.5 mm
  • Movement: Self-winding mechanical
  • Power reserve: 50 h, 36’000 variations / hours
  • Functions: Date, Flyback chronograph, Hours, Minutes
  • Reference: 6680F-3631-55B
  • Year: 2014
  • Collection: Villeret