The ultimate ideal of ‘the creator of classic timepieces’ is to present and even shape the cognition of time with a watch. Blancpain’s brilliance is attributed to its insistence on digging the connotation of time as the starting point, through the exploration and release of mechanical aesthetics, and finally returning to the wearer’s position. Blancpain’s full-calendar moon phase is exactly the embodiment of this idea, and it has become the ‘most classic moon phase watch’. Moon phases, ancient times. It used to appear on various timepieces either as a single function or in combination with single and double calendars. It wasn’t until Blancpain creatively combined it with the tri-calendar that the moonphase watch really gained internal, systematic life. Blancpain believes that when the moon phase appears on the dial, the three calendars should be in charge, and one can only be called the most classic moon phase watch. In the quartz storm of the 1980s, Blancpain became the first brand to combine the full calendar with the moon phase in modern times, and the full calendar moon phase was also considered by future generations to guide the traditional mechanical watchmaking industry, highlighting the encirclement banner. The Blancpain moon phase watch is not only a classic moon phase, but also contains industry sentiment.
So far, Blancpain has developed a rich and complete family of moon phases in the industry, covering three major categories: classic moon phases, complex moon phases, and women’s moon phases. Today, let us appreciate the classic 6654 of Blancpain Villeret series full-calendar moon phase watch.
Cal.6654 stable and powerful movement
Cal.6654, the self-winding movement carried by 6654, is one of Blancpain’s proud self-made movements. It has two barrels, which ensures a 72-hour power reserve and a balance wheel vibration frequency of 28800 times / hour . The movement supports full-calendar moon phase function and is waterproof to 30 meters.
Blancpain’s ‘signature’ aesthetic style, perfectly laid out dial
Balance and harmony, elegance and indifference, are Blancpain’s most prominent aesthetic styles. Everyone knows the willow-shaped hands, the round double-layered bezel and the uneven Roman time scales.
The entire disk is visually gentle and soft, with a balanced and beautiful layout. The month and the week window are centered and symmetrical, echoing the six-pointed and slightly magical moon face, which is unforgettable at a glance. Blancpain watchmakers undoubtedly convey a message through 6654: This is an orthodox Blancpain, and the sincerity of the moon phase watch.
Blancpain willow leaf-shaped hollow hands are widely praised in the industry for their elegant, one-touch arcs, and they are even better known as the ‘first needle in the world’. The hour and minute hands are already slim, but they are hollowed out to make them lighter and lighter; the second hand is the thinnest and the longest, and if it is thin, the end is marked with ‘JB’ to prevent it from being too light. One release and one close, there are some differences. The top of a snake-shaped blue-steel pointer is treated with ‘curved arcs’ and fits just inside the date circle. Its fresh blue and zigzag shape not only adds a vivid touch to the main surface of rose gold, but also makes reading time more efficient. The four slender pointers are of different lengths, staggered and stacked, and are quite three-dimensional. The brand’s ‘JB’ logo is consistent, and the details hide Blancpain’s respect and nostalgia for traditional craftsmanship.
Snake blue steel hands
Exquisite craftsmanship details
From the outside to the inside of the dial, the brand’s unique Roman scale hour markers are by no means a simple print. Its smooth polishing and grinding, the thick texture of the precious metal material, and the middle waist design make the shape three-dimensional and shining. The calendar circle is slightly lower than the other parts of the dial, forming a slight depression. Similarly, the month and week windows also use a progressive depression method, which increases the technical difficulty for the watchmaker, but makes the visuals richer and more textured.
In addition to perfectly showing the luster of the visible parts such as the case, buckle, and scale, for Blancpain, meticulous sanding will also occur inside, and even more attention is paid to those ‘invisible places’.
Because sanding is more than a decorative finish. The grinding of the internal components will also affect the accuracy, durability and stability of the watch. The polishing of Blancpain’s movement fully reflects the brand’s excellence. The watchmakers have carefully polished the inner corners and outer corners of each tiny part, and the inner and outer edges without exception. Many places can see extremely complicated chamfering grinding technology. . The chamfering grinding process is very particular about the grinding force of the craftsman. Excessive force will cause deformation of the part, and insufficient strength will cause the angle to be inconspicuous and unclear.
Blancpain’s movement polishing is no longer limited to functional requirements, but has risen to self-requirements close to art. The highly creative and beautiful movement pattern is polished. A sophisticated coat is worn on the sophisticated movement. Through the sapphire back, you can see the brilliant light of the guilloche pattern.
Based on the practicality of watch wearers, Blancpain’s watchmakers have developed a unique functional design through imagination, research and development, fine-tuning and patent application.
Concealed adjustment device: In order to better present the simple aesthetics, Blancpain invented the invention of hiding the adjuster under the lugs to achieve the watch’s clean and rounded lines. The wearer does not need professional tools, and only needs to lightly touch the fingertip to complete the adjustment process.
Security protection adjustment system: In the past, the fast-adjusting calendar function should be avoided as much as possible from 9 pm to 3 am the next day, because the watch’s calendar mechanism is operating at this time, and the movement is easily damaged at this time. Blancpain’s safety adjustment and protection system can lock the fast adjustment function during this period, even if it is mistakenly operated, it will not cause any damage to the movement.
Ultra-long power: In order to facilitate the use of the wearer, Blancpain has been working hard to extend the power of the moon phase watch. It is the first brand to achieve long-term power in the moon phase function.
Mysterious Moon Face
The moon phase function can be described as the first golden supporting role in the watch industry, and it is also one of the most striking features. As a pioneer in reviving the moon phase, Blancpain not only popularized this function into each of its watch series, but also continued to innovate in the design of the moon phase, and strived to make the moon phase more charming and touching. Contrasting Blancpain’s moon phase expressions in different periods, the moon face on the 6654 set its eyes to the side, revealing that the charm to be said is still the most mysterious moon phase watch.