Famed as horology’s oldest watchmakers, Blancpain’s reputation is that of unbridled craftsmanship, quality and luxury. With an eye for impeccable design, their timepieces have sat on the wrists of some of history’s most influential people. Standing as a marker of the brand’s success over the centuries, the Villeret collection pays homage to Blancpain’s heritage as it is named after the brand’s birthplace. In 1983, Blancpain released its now-iconic cal. 6395 movement that featured a “complete calendar” with a moon-phase indicator. The watch, with weekday and month indicators in separate windows, a pointer date subdial at 12 o’clock and a playfully illustrated moonphase display, established several of the aesthetic codes that the modern Villeret collection leans on. As such, the collection is best known for its classical constructions and typically complicated movements, of which the example that we have here features. With its traditionally executed mother of pearl dial with diamond-set hour markets, elegant 18kt white gold construction with a diamond-set bezel and its overal refined aesthetic, the Villeret Calendar Moonphase is a watch that leans on Blancpain’s heritage in abundance and champions it to great effect while utilizing a luxurious construction that draws immediate comparisons to the craftsmanship that we expect from a watchmaker like Blancpain.
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Est. value range
$10,000 – $20,000
Watch is in excellent overall condition. Case shows signs of wear on edges, but no major dings or scratches. MOP dial free of marks or cracks. Watch comes on a Gay Freres made Blancpain bracelet with 25 links, 6 of which are removable. There is little stretch.
Boasting beautiful brilliant-cut diamonds, a hefty precious metal construction and a mother-of-pearl dial, this Villeret Calendar Moonphase boasts the best materials that horology has to offer. Alongside its impressive movement and Blancpain's unrivalled heritage, this makes for quite the timepiece indeed.