Blancpain Villeret Day-Date Malaysia Price And Review

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Blancpain’s latest Villeret Day-Date is a masterclass in simplicity.

Blancpain Villeret Day-Date Ref. 6652-1127-55B

Blancpain’s Villeret collection exudes such timelessness with its classically inspired sophistication, it is baffling to think that the line is actually quite young, having been introduced only three decades ago.

Emanating understated luxury from every pore, the stupendously pared-down Day-Date is another addition to the Villeret family that continues to hoist the flag high for tasteful dress watches. Although it doesn’t shout it, the watch marks a surprising first for the brand – it is the first time both the day and date displays appear together in a Blancpain wristwatch. 

 

 

 

House in a stainless steel case (the material makes it a great option for an entry-level Blancpain dress watch), the Villeret Day-Date is a fail-safe formalwear accompaniment. Shorn of the superfluous, the stark white dial is decorated with silver appliqué Roman numeral hour markers and features long silver hour and minute hands, as well as a small seconds display at six o’clock. The small but practical complication in question, the day and date displays, peers through a window at three o’clock.

Blancpain Villeret Day-Date Ref. 6652-1127-55B

The sapphire caseback reveals the Calibre 1160DD, one of three new in-house movements that Blancpain debuted this year.  To be honest, a day-date display isn’t actually difficult to pull off, but the brand does it with a lot of finesse. 

Based on the Frédéric Piguet 1160 calibre, which in turn is a variation of the Blancpain 1150 calibre, the 1160DD has the day and date wheels have been arranged concentrically. Although the open case back reveals a smallish base calibre, there’s no such discrepancy on the dial – the day and date displays comfortably occupy their respective positions right to the edge of the dial instead of clustering closer to its centre, and present a balanced aesthetic despite the large 40mm case.

Blancpain Villeret Day-Date Ref. 6652-1127-55B

 Case

 40mm stainless steel

 Dial

White with silver appliqué numerals and hands

 Movement

Calibre 1160DD Automatic

 Strap 

Black crocodile leather

 Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, day and date

 Power  Reserve

72 hours

Price

RM 36,500

 
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