2012/02/03 - Blancpain a Retrograde small seconds as an appetizer

In 2012, the Villeret collection welcomes its first model featuring a flinqué lacquered dial. Several layers of translucent blue lacquer applied to the dial create an incomparable depth effect. Blancpain adopts a subtly balanced approach by introducing this original touch while preserving the pure lines of its most classic collection.

Housed within its 40 mm-diameter white gold case, the ultra-slim Calibre 7663Q with its 244 parts and 34 jewels has a three-day power reserve. This new self-winding movement powers hour and minute hands as well as an equally central serpentine date pointer, while the retrograde seconds appear at 6 o’clock. The under-lug corrector at 5 o’clock enables fast date adjustment, while the sapphire crystal caseback reveals the collection’s distinctive guilloché oscillating weight.

This new model, water-resistant to 3 bar, is accompanied by an alligator leather strap with an alzavel lining, matching the dial colour and fitted with a folding clasp to ensure enhanced wearer comfort.

VILLERET, Ultra-slim, date, retrograde small seconds, flinqué blue lacquered dial, under-lug corrector, self-winding

Technical specifications

Ref. 6653Q-1529-55B

Caliber : 7663Q
  • Thickness : 4.57 mm
  • Diameter : 27.00 mm
  • Power-reserve in hours : 72
  • Jewels : 34
  • Components : 244
  • Limited Edition of
Case : 
  • Thickness : 10.83 mm
  • Diameter : 40.00 mm
  • Water-resistance : 3 bar*
  • Sapphire crystal back
  • Interhorn space : 22.00 mm
  *Each bar corresponds to a 10-metre water column. Alligator leather straps - origin: Mississippiensis