Hands-on Blancpain Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel 6656

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A classic among classics, the Villeret-based manufacture revisits its perpetual calendar complication with moon phases in 2018, in a larger 40mm case size and a choice of two metals: 18k red gold and stainless steel.

Blancpain has come a long way since it started life as a small craft workshop on the top floor of Jehan-Jacques Blancpain’s house in Villeret, back in 1735. By the late 1950s Blancpain was producing more than 100,000 a year and to meet growing demand joined the Société Suisse pour L’Industrie Horlogère (SSIH, later to become the Swatch Group) along with Omega, Tissot and Lemania.

These 6656 models also feature the user-friendly and invisible under-lug correctors. Patented by Blancpain and first introduced in 2005, these unobtrusive correctors are hidden under the lugs and let you perform the adjustments with your fingertip.

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