Pre-Owned Blancpain 18K Rose Gold GMT self-winding automatic watch features a 40.3mm 18k rose gold case surrounding a white dial on a brown alligator strap. Functions include hours, minutes, small seconds, date, alarm, and GMT. This watch comes complete with box and papers. Try on and enjoy this Blancpain 18K Rose Gold GMT Watch and other pre-owned luxury timepieces at our La Maison Yamron Boutique located at the Waterside Shops in Naples, FL ->
Blancpain’s native village of Villeret lends its name to the most classic collection from the Brand. Firmly anchored in tradition, these models exemplify our roots and embody our prime aesthetic choices. The purity of their lines, the clarity of their dials, and the slenderness of their double-stepped cases express essentials with timeless elegance. The Villeret collection incorporates the results of recent research conducted by Blancpain in movement making. Under-lug correctors, secured calendar and moon phase mechanism, exceptional power reserves: everything possible is done to enhance our timepieces.
Blancpain subtly and consistently reinterprets this collection with a contemporary face that nonetheless preserves its emblematic aesthetic. Far from representing a break with tradition, the new models reassert the Maison’s enduring attachment to authentic horological values, powerfully demonstrated by grand feu enamel dials and blued steel serpentine hands for the calendar display.
ehan-Jacques Blancpain, the founder of the eponymous watch brand, was for sure an eclectic and busy man, having worked as a breeder of horses and cattle, a school teacher, a watchmaker and, later in his life, as the mayor of Villeret, a municipality in the Jura administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. Born in 1693 to a family of farmers, he officially started his watch business in 1735, transforming the upper floor of his farmhouse in workshops. Horses and cattle were the guests of the ground floor. Although 1735 is considered Blancpain’s foundation year, it is almost certain that the watchmaking activity started even earlier.
In fact, the reference to the 1735 year is based on a record of that year in an official property registry of the Villeret municipality where Jehan-Jacques Blanc is indicated as “horloger”. It is reasonable to suppose that, before he could identify himself as a watchmaker, he must have been practicing the craft for some period before. Nonetheless, setting the founding year in 1735 is still enough to establish Blancpain as the oldest watch company in the world having operated in continuity – in one form or another – from the official recording of Jehan-Jacques Blancpain as a watchmaker to the present day.
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