WOTY 2012: Luxury – Blancpain Villeret Flinqué

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WatchPro recently announced its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.

Now we are showcasing a watch a day that has made the cut in 2012. Continuing the Highly Commended timepieces in the Luxury category is Blancpain.

Highly Commended Luxury Watch of the Year – Blancpain Villeret Flinqué Lacquered

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Blue has been an ongoing trend in watches for some time and the gorgeously rich royal blue of Blancpain’s Villeret, with its flinqué lacquered dial, is a sumptuous take on a commercially appealing colour.

Built layer upon layer, the bright blue lacquer is a deep contrast to the sheen of the white gold 40mm case which itself houses an ultra-slim, self-winding movement.

The Villeret range is Blancpain’s most classic collection and WatchPro is in admiration of its handsome styling and little luxuries such as the alligator leather strap, made to match the dial, and the brand’s delicately curved serpentine date pointer.

And, without forgetting the caseback, even the oscillating weight is guillochéd with the Villeret collection’s shimmering striped design.

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