Blancpain’s 2017 Date Moon Phases women’s timepiece in the Villeret collection is presented with an opaline dial in a red gold watch featuring solid leaf-shaped hands, a pointer-type date display and a sapphire moon-phase indication.
The Swatch Group luxury brand claims that moon-phase complication were almost extinct in the early 1980s when Blancpain revived a love for them.
The moon-phase indicator is composed of a wheel with 59 teeth, the equivalent of two complete 29.5-day lunar cycles – which is why the moon is drawn twice on the disk driven by this wheel.
The case of the watch measures 29.2mm in diameter and is topped by a bezel adorned with 48 full-cut diamonds.
It is powered by the automatic 913QL movement visible through a sapphire case back that reveals a red gold oscillating weight adorned with a snailed bevel, polished chamfers, as well as straight and circular Côtes de Genève pattern.