These days, there are lots of blue watches and lots of rose gold ones yet the combinations therein seem to be endless. So it’s surprising that without much embellishment, the Blancpain Villeret Ultraplate Blue cuts such a striking figure upon the wrist. With its radial sunburst dial accented by applied Roman numerals in a soft rose-gold appearance, the watch’s gentle tapers and elegant appearance becomes complete. This level of watchmaking expertise is only possible thanks to Blancpain’s 286-year history of timepiece manufacture and a dedication to crafting watches that are not just useful but beautiful at once.
For its part, the Blancpain Villeret Ultraplate model has been around for a while but in April 2020, the Swiss house of Blancpain introduced a new colorway edition in a special shade of deepest blue. True to Blancpain’s straightforward design language where less is more, the Villeret Ultraplate Blue is unadorned except for a simple three-hand indication and a date window at 3 o’clock. Turn it over, and through the transparent caseback, the Caliber 1151 movement is visible including the wave-patterned rotor that helps drive the incredible 100-hour power reserve. At 40mm, the Blancpain Villeret sits comfortably on most wrists and with a matching stitched blue alligator leather strap, completes a dressy look.