Blancpain recently announced a boutique edition of their Villeret dress watch with a yellow gold case and a green dial.

Although based in the Le Sentier, Switzerland at the present day (formerly Frederic Piguet manufacture), Blancpain’s original home was Villeret and that’s where the name of the company’s most classical dress watch collection is derived.

Featuring a double stepped case, the Villeret Extraplate Boutique Edition is presented in an elegantly thin 40 mm x 8.7 mm 18 yellow gold stepped case that has been polished to a mirror finish.

The rich green sunburst dial is punctuated by gold skeletonized leaf-shaped hour and minute hands, gold applied Roman numeral hour markers, a gold baton-shaped center seconds hand with a JB emblem shaped counterweight, and the brand logo stamped in white at 12. At the bottom of the dial “SWISS MADE” is stamped in white. The date wheel has been color-matched to the dial color for a seamless look.

The Blancpain automatic caliber 1151 — which has a solid yellow gold oscillating weight and honeycomb guilloche-work pattern —  can be viewed through the open sapphire caseback. The movement is just 3.25 thick and can run for up to 100-hours (4-days) when fully wound. Each bridge of the 210 component, 28 jewel movement, has Geneva stripes applied and beveled and polished edges.

Each Villeret Extraplate Boutique Edition is paired with a brown nubuck finished alligator leather strap to complete the look.

Learn more at Blancpain.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good craftsmanship in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type: watchmaking.