Blancpain add a new piece to the elegant Villeret collection - the Villeret Phase de Lune Demi-Savonnette. Blancpain, acknowledged as a manufacture for the connoisseur owe recent success largely to the vision of Jean-Claude Biver who in the early 1980’s despite the down-turn in demand for complicated mechanical watches set his master watchmakers the challenge of producing the “Six Masterpieces”. In 1983 Blancpain launched their now iconic Calibre 6395 Moon Phase. The brand are now viewed by many as manufacturers of the quintessential moon phase and their charming little crescent-set golden “man in the moon” has become the perfect way to time the phases of each lunation.
The latest piece features the Blancpain 6654 Calibre movement with an extremely capable 72 hours power reserve and consists of more than 300 beautifully finished components which are viewable through the exhibition case back when the hinged “Savonnette” or “Hunter” case back cover is opened.
The 40mm rounded case crafted from red gold is completely harmonious with the lustrous guilloche of the dial. Discreet positioning of the correctors - under the lugs, ensures ease of adjustment by digits rather than watch tools and adds to the overall clean classical appearance of this splendid piece.