July 6, 2022
It is not every day we get to examine something that’s only so spectacular in appearance yet at the same time, so tasteful. Many watchmakers feel this to push the bounds that they need to break out of the parameters of traditional and timeless watchmaking and style. This is not the case with Blancpain wathes, and most certainly not with the Villeret Reveil GMT. Let us take a closer look and examine this watch in nice detail. Blancpain Villeret Reveil GMT Review At first look, the thing which will catch your attention the most about this watch is the dial and how multi-dimensional it is. It is built on layers of texture in the wavy and textured sunburst guilloche pattern to the applique Roman numerals. It appears wealthy, sophisticated and classic all at precisely the exact same time.
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Nice printed black Arabic numerals encircle the inner dial and are printed on a smooth and non-textured chapter ring. These printed numerals are used for the GMT and sit between the employed Roman numerals in the perimeter of the dial and the middle of the dial. Among the things that causes this dial so pleasurable to look at is the use of texture and selective areas which don’t have texture. Examples would be the above-mentioned area where the GMT wtches numerals are printed, the alarm power reserve indicator, the alert set subdial and the alert on/off indicator, and the date window. Regardless of the asymmetrical design, the comparison and positioning of the features give the dial excellent visual balance.
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You will find polished rose gold leaf-shaped hands used over the hour and minute hands and they’re marginally skeletonized such as the eye of a needle. A curved blued steel arrow-shaped hand sits under the hour and minute hands on the center pole from which the hands rotate. The width of the conclusion of the GMT hand protrudes slightly on either side of the hour and minute hands giving you a little flash of blued steel. You’ll observe polished rose gold Arabic numerals on the alarm set sub-dial which is located at the 3 o’clock position. This sub-dial, as well as the power reserve indicator, utilizes a baton-shaped polished rose gold. The Roman numerals which are utilized for the main time dial have an interesting font with an almost classic style. I can literally go on about the dial up for days so let’s move on. This is a bit more consistent with classic watches rather than riding the wave of the oversized or eclectic view trend which may or might not be the permanent way of the future in terms of watch style. It has the weight that you’re searching for in a good gold luxury watch which has to do with the case material used on this particular model, but this collection also includes a model using a stainless steel case on a leather strap which is slightly milder. A lot of this weight comes in the solid gold self-winding rotor which can be found through the transparent sapphire case back which is exquisitely finished. The manufacture grade 1240h is equipped with an anti-magnetic silicon balance spring. This 36 jewel self-winding movement beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour and includes a power reserve of approximately 45 hours on a full wind.