For years, watchmakers in Blancpain have been engraving and cutting movements parts of their timepieces to deliver certain aesthetic qualities, while highlighting their technical innovations and superb creations. The Villeret Squelette 8 Jours belongs to a long line of highly technical, unique and aesthetically accomplished watches.
The watch has proven its worth in terms of precision, reliability and sturdiness. A couple of sapphire crystals placed on the back and front, allow users to see the elegantly decorated movement. This concept successfully accentuates the airy and light design of the Villeret Squelette 8 Jours.
To achieve transparency and harmony, designers and watchmakers combines three different artistic crafts: engraving, chamfering (beveling) and skeleton-working. During the openworking phase, watchmakers pair the movements down until they get an extremely slender shape. This is achieved through hours of chamfering and filing, using various traditional tools to get a visually impeccable result. The shapes chosen are arched, which make the already meticulous nature of the manufacturing process even more remarkable. Watchmakers of Blancpain are generally considered as fully capable in crafting any type of interior details.
Villeret Squelette 8 Jours Features:
- Movement: mechanical hand-wound,
- Calibre: 1333SQ.
- Watch Diameter: 38mm
- Watch Thickness: 9.08mm
- Power reserve: 8 days.
- Watch Features: hours, minutes, seconds.
- Housing: 18K white gold. Diameter: 38 mm. Sapphire crystal and case-back. Water-resistant to 3 bar.
- Dial: hand-decorated and engraved openworked movement.
- Materials: white gold, alligator leather strap
- Reference No.: 6633-1500-55B
The perfect balance during the manufacturing process can help to achieve smooth operation and robustness. The engraving specialist brings a final touch of harmony in the design of Villeret Squelette 8 Jours, with main-plate and bridges that are covered with exceptional scrolling motif. The surface of Villeret Squelette 8 Jours is engraved manually by hand, even to the most tenuous parts. This process fully accentuates the barrels with its rounded curves and delightful details.