The Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT by Blancpain boasts for the first time a stainless steel case, which combines with the white dial and black leather strap to inject this model with an aesthetic that is both cutting-edge and traditional.The new Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT, now equipped with a stainless steel case, enhances the Blancpain collections with the first annual calendar GMT model available in this metal. Playing with contrasts, the clear sapphire case back displays the yellow gold winding rotor decorated with a guilloché motif. The hands as well as the hour-markers fit the material of the watch case. The dial design has been fashioned to facilitate the order of annual calendar readings. The day, date and month are thus easily read off one after the other.
GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) is a term used to refer to watches with dials featuring a second time-zone (dual-time) display. The Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT is furnished with the self-winding 6054F caliber. This movement requires only one date adjustment per year, between February and March. For the rest of the year, the watch automatically moves from the 30th or the 31st to the first day of the following month. A small 24-hour counter appearing at 8 o’clock on the dial serves as the reference time. The GMT display local time is provided by the central hours hand to which the date is linked.
The case is fitted with Blancpain’s exclusive patented under-lug correctors. The innovative idea behind this system was to place the correctors under the lugs so that they can be controlled by hand without any need for a correcting stylus, as well as remaining hidden from sight when the watch is worn. The one at 1 o’clock enables simple manual adjustment of the day of the week; while the other at 5 o’clock adjusts the month. Fast GMT and date corrections, along with time-setting, are all handled via the crown.
This stainless steel timepiece is provided with an alligator leather strap lined with Alzavel calfskin, while a triple-blade folding clasp ensures optimal user-friendliness.
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