We got used to more visually transparent timepieces over the past two decades, but rarely in such an ornate way like with the Villeret Squelete 8 Jours, reference 6633, belonging to the Metiérs d’Art collection of the Manufacture.
This 38mm white gold timepiece carries the traditional insignia of the Villeret line, but obviously it does not feature a dial. Instead, the face of the watch is the the skeletonized manual wind calibre 1333SQ, all hand decorated for maximum transparency and visual delight.
Being no doubt a true piece of art, this remarkable watch still offers a plentiful of horological use: the 4Hz calibre has a remarkable power reserve of eight days, it features a titanium balance and the readability is very good due to the black hands.
If you wish to go even deeper on this already very open timepiece, do not miss reading the fabulous deconstruction of the Villeret Squelete 8 Jours by The Naked Watchmaker.
You also find this beautiful timepiece here on the Blancpain website.
I hope you enjoyed this closer look at one of the more rarely seen Blancpain references.