Blancpain is known for producing timepieces with beautifully crafted complications – and it’s no different this year.
The new Villeret Quantième Complet GMT houses an update to the maison’s complete calendar GMT complication that made its debut in 2002.
As an additional touch, the brand has also used its patented under lug correctors to enhance its usage for the wearer.
The timepiece is one of many luxury watches on show at Baselworld 2018, the leading watch fair featuring the latest industry trends, in Basel, Switzerland from March 22 to 27.
Complete calendars have been a signature complication for Blancpain since 2002, which has always presented it with a clean, polished aesthetic.
The new timepiece features a complete calendar paired with a GMT function, as well as a moon phase at 6 o’clock. Two date windows can be found at 12 o’clock.
The home time is read using the red-tipped hand, while the date is read using the curved blue hand.
This year, the in-house movement utilises a silicium balance spring, which brings with it enhanced antimagnetic properties, as well as higher precision in timekeeping.
The new patented under lug correctors are features that enhance user-friendliness for the wearer: there is no need to use a tool to set the calendar and moon phase indications, as it can be done with the tip of a finger.
Two versions of the new 40-millimetre Villeret Quantième Complet GMT are presented this year at Baselworld 2018: red gold with opaline dial and red-gold Roman indexes; and stainless steel with white dial and white-gold Roman indexes.
The timepiece is driven by the self-winding 67A5 calibre, which comes with a 72-hour power reserve.
A transparent caseback allows curious watch connoisseurs to see the movement in action.
Straps of either alligator leather or metal are available for both versions.