Blancpain’s Villeret Quantième Phases de Lune Watch Is A Timeless Christmas Gift

Watches & Jewellery

December 5, 2018 | BY Hong Kong Tatler

Looking for a present for someone who values style, practicality and luxury? If so, Blancpain’s Villeret Quantième Phases de Lune Watch delivers all this and more in one wow-worthy item, making it a fantastic gift idea for the holiday season.

Part of renowned watchmaker Blancpain’s Villeret Collection, named after the Swiss town where the brand’s legendary founder Jehan-Jacques Blancpain first began making watches in his home, the Quantième Phases de Lune offers the perfect blend of traditional charm and modern-day technological wizardry.

This 33mm diameter timepiece is available in either 18ct red gold with an opaline dial or stainless steel with a white dial, with each version’s bezel encircled by a row of 48 sparkling brilliant-cut diamonds. You can customise the piece to your recipient’s tastes even further, by choosing between a chic alligator leather strap or luxurious metal bracelet.

The timepiece’s dial also reveals an abundance of elegant, eye-catching design details—including sophisticated cut-out leaf-shaped hands, applied Roman numerals interspersed with diamonds to mark the hours, a red moon-shaped hand that allows the date to be read, and an enchanting moonphase indicator.

Notably, the face of the moon features a beauty spot at the corner of its mouth, a superb example of the exquisite attention to detail that sets Blancpain apart. In 18th Europe, these beauty spots (called mouche in French) were often painted on by women during courtship with their partner, with the mouche’s exact position said to symbolise certain elements of the woman’s personality—a playful finishing touch to this stunning timepiece.

Meanwhile, the Villeret Quantième Phases de Lune’s movement has been specifically designed with the demands and lifestyles of contemporary women in mind. Its balance spring has been crafted from silicium for a lighter weight, with a security system that protects the calendar movement from accidental handling, ensuring it can be counted on to keep accurate time; it is also water-resistant up to 30 metres. A piece of art in itself, this completely flat movement can be admired through the transparent sapphire crystal pane on the back of the timepiece.

If you’re after a classic gift that delivers practical luxury combined with everyday elegance, Blancpain’s Villeret Quantième Phases de Lune is the answer.

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