Blancpain, the famous watch brand that is trusted and admired by watch collectors all over the world, has released its first watch with the very unique feature of having a second time zone.
This watch brand is famous for its Villeret classic watches. This first of its kind watch is called the Blancpain Villeret Half Time Zone or Villeret Demi-Fuseau Horaire in French.
Blancpain Villeret Demi-Fuseau Horaire Dual Time Zone Feature
The dual time zone of the Blancpain Villeret Demi-Fuseau Horaire allows adjustments with increments of 30 minutes. This only works for countries with 30-minute time differences. This impressive function has been possible by the new automatic movement BP Calibre 5254DF.
The second time zone feature can be a very useful function for individuals who plan on travelling to countries with the 30-minute time zone difference such as Afghanistan, India, Canada, Myanmar and Venezuela.
Blancpain Villeret Demi-Fuseau Horaire Basic Features
This unique Blancpain watch model makes use of a small dial on the 12 o’clock position as a reference time indicator for the watch’s user. The second time zone is directly affected by the position of the reference time. This means that if the reference time is altered then the time on the second time zone will be altered as well.
The pusher of the watch, located on its crown, is used to make adjustments on the second time zone. The crown is also used to make 30-minute corrections on the time. All of the numerous functions of this watch are conveniently arranged on an opaline dial in a very organized and clean manner.
The balance is made from titanium which is a light material that makes the watch very energy efficient and resistant to sudden weather changes. The micromatic titanium screw system also provides this watch with a more precise operation.
Blancpain Villeret Demi-Fuseau Horaire Classic Design
The Villeret watch models of Blancpain are one of the most classic watches on the market. They are famous among classic watch enthusiasts and collectors. The gold Blancpain Villeret watch with the engine/opaline dial and gold hands and hour markers is truly a classic watch especially with its brown strap made of pure alligator leather.
The half-hunter case of the watch is in rose gold and on it are two beautiful sapphire crystals. The winding rotor is artfully designed and can be seen through a clear display window. It is a classic and elegant watch that is made to be worn by mature gentleman although younger gentlemen may still wear this watch with elegance and aplomb. Its 40mm diameter size makes it suitable even for younger gentlemen to wear.
The quality that makes the Blancpain Villeret Demi-Fuseau Horaire unique is that it is very simple to operate. This is a unique quality for a dual time zone watch.
This watch is made of 321 components whose movements and triple barrel system allow it to have a power reserve of as long as 72 hours or equivalent to 8 days. The day or night indicator of this watch is equally unique as well and is a very important and useful feature for world travellers.