The owner of the timepiece will be able to adjust the second time-zone in 30-minute increments. This is a really helpful complication for those who travel to countries with half-hour differences in time.
The new Blancpain watch is animated by the brand’s in-house self-winding movement - the 5235DF calibre. The 324-component (36-jewel) mechanism incorporates a triple series-coupled barrel technique to guarantee an 8-day power reserve and stable rating.
The brand’s watchmakers opted for titanium to produce the balance from. This material is highly appreciated in watchmaking due to its resistance to temperature changes and its light weight to enhance energy efficiency. The movement, adjusted by the brand’s micrometric screw system, offers supreme precision of operation.
The domed dial, demonstrating white grand feu enameling, is completed by painted hour-markers. The reference time is shown at 12 o’clock, the half-hour time-zone in the centre, while the day/night indicator for the reference time is found at 9 o’clock. The small date window is located at 6 o’clock. The date changes in step with the second time-zone. At 4 o’clock you will see the date-change or time-zone indicator.
The crown has a special pusher atop it. It is used for selecting fast date correction or half-time-zone adjustment mode. When you correct the reference time, the second time-zone time is automatically modified. The watch offers an absolutely secure date correction.
The Blancpain Villeret 8 Day Half-Timezone watch is presented on an alzavel-lined alligator leather strap.
The timepiece is 30-meter water-resistant.