At the Baselworld 2011, Blancpain’s new single-button full-calendar moon phase chronograph from the VILLERET series can be said to be another important work of the VILLERET series.
The new VILLERET series single-button full-calendar moon phase chronograph integrates the three most commonly used functions of the moon phase, annual calendar and chronograph. More importantly, this new combination of functions not only maintains the legibility of the dial, but also upholds the traditional elegant style of the Villeret series, inheriting the tradition.
The watch’s full-calendar and moon-phase functions are provided by a set of delicate and complex gear sets, and have been redesigned to avoid damaging the movement. Without the need for a special adjustment needle, it can be adjusted by Blancpain’s hidden adjustment system . This is Blancpain patented technology. The timing function is operated by the button on the crown.
The entire dial is decorated with exquisite sun prints, paired with very classic hollow hands, Roman numerals, and snake-shaped blue steel calendar hands, implying a long tradition of watchmaking tradition.
The transparent sapphire case back gives admirers a chance to see the 66CM8 self-winding movement. The movement is composed of 450 parts with a size of 32mm / 7.5mm and has a 40-hour power reserve function. The oscillating weight with Guilloche pattern highlights the artistic character of this movement.
The new VILLERET single-button full-calendar moon phase chronograph is available in opal dial rose gold case and white dial stainless steel case, with brown and black folding alligator straps.