Last year Blancpain introduced the Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel in stainless steel with white dial and rose gold with opaline dial, now there’s a mesmerizing version in platinum with a stunning blue dial.
Let’s quickly recap on the previous two versions of this 40mm timepiece to put the new one into visual perspective:
With the platinum Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel ref 6656-3440-55B Blancpain has chosen a distribution we know from some Grande Décoration pieces: it is only available in Blancpain Boutiques and it’s limited to 88 pieces.
The case features a sapphire case back, showcasing calibre 5954, an automatic movement of 351 parts with a robust 72-hour power reserve, a silicon hairspring and a beautiful rotor in typical Villeret decoration.
And it also features the „secured movement“ protection, meaning that the risks to damage the calendar mechanism when trying to adjust the watch at the wrong time ( usually between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.) are eliminated.
The well known Villeret case is perfectly rounded, and of course you also find the patented under-lug-correctors.
Being executed in platinum gives the case a nice heft, which adds to the already almost perfect haptic experience.
We now get very close to the magnificent dial, which changes its appearance quite significantly depending on light conditions. Since I had my photo session on a day with absolutely no sunlight, I unfortunately cannot provide that view on it – I hope the following photos give you a solid impression nonetheless.
I am personally convinced that Blancpain dials are second to none when it comes to depth and detail execution. The Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel platinum is certainly not an exception. Due to the very subtle sunburst finish and the beautiful radial sub-dials it offers plenty of detail and a very lively character.
After quite a few macro shots, here are some that give you a broader impression:
If you have the chance to visit a Blancpain Boutique and get up close and personal with this exceptional timepiece, it’s absolutely worth it. The Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel is a true signature timepiece, embodying all the virtues Blancpain is well known for.
I hope you enjoyed the report.