BLANCPAIN – Villeret Annual Calendar GMT Steel

Introducing the Blancpain Villeret Annual Calendar GMT Steel

This Villeret Annual Calendar GMT by Blancpain brings together two top current trends: steel and useful complications. It’s the first time that the Swatch Group brand has made an Annual Calendar GMT in steel. Given the delicate economic climate, an increasing number of gold or platinum models with complications now come in steel.

The functions are also bang on trend. The annual calendar is mechanically set

for the year making it halfway between the complex perpetual calendar (which only needs to be adjusted once in 2100) and the finicky simple calendar (which requires 5 manual adjustments per year): it recognises months with 30 or 31 days but not February so it only needs adjusting once a year. This one is paired with a second time zone at 8 o’clock.

Last but not least, the case is fitted with Blancpain’s patented under-lug corrector system.

Price: 25,500 CHF

By Fabrice Eschmann