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Blancpain
Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar Mens Watch
Model #: 00888-3631-55B



Prestige Time 2 Year Warranty - All Papers Included

Retail Price: $66,400.00
Your Cost: $54,448.00
Special Price: $49,800.00
(You save 25%)




  
Condition New/Unworn
Case Shape Round
Case Dimensions 45mm
Case Thickness 15mm
Case Material 18kt Rose Gold
Dial Color White
Crystal Scratch Resistant Sapphire
Screw-in Crown No
Water Resistance
No ratingDoes not allow contact with water
30m/99ft - 50m/165ftAllows for contact with water such as washing hands and rain
50m/165ft - 100m/330ftAllows for light poolside swimming
100m/330ft - 200m/660ftAllows for swimming, snorkeling and showering (do not expose to hot water)
200m/660ft - 500m/1650ftAllows for impact water sports such as board diving and scuba diving
500m/1650ft +Appropriate for serious deep water diving.

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30m/99ft
Case Back Transparent
Band Material Alligator/Crocodile Leather
Color/Finish Brown
Clasp Deployant Buckle
Movement Automatic
An automatic/self-winding movement is powered by a thin spiral torsion spring, called the mainspring, which is housed in an enclosed barrel inside the movement. The energy produced from the wound spring drives the movement functions. An automatic watch has a weighted rotor mounted on a pivot to the back of the movement, and the rotor is connect to the mainspring through a series of gears. The natural motion of the wearers wrist will cause the rotor to spin, which in turn will automatically wind the mainspring.

Please note: An automatic winding watch which has completely wound-down or is at the end of its power reserve requires manual winding. Manually winding an automatic watch ensures that the watch is at full power-reserve when first worn, and as long as the watch is in motion thereafter it will remain fully wound, ensuring that when the watch is removed it will run the specificed power-reserve duration. Close
Complications Perpetual Calendar, Moonphase
Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel
This watch features:

  • Polished 18kt rose gold case.
  • White "grand feu" enamel dial.
  • Applied polished rose gold stylized Roman Numerals hour markers.
  • Polished rose gold skeletonized hour & minute hands.
  • Gregorian Date:
    • Modern (current) date indicated by the blued steel serpent shaped hand which points to the current date printed on the extreme perimeter of the dial.
  • Double Hours:
    • Sub-dial located at the 12 o'clock position.
    • An additional hour hand moving in sync with the main hour hand, but indicates the hour in traditional & modern Chinese methods.
    • In traditional Chinese culture the day is divided into 12 double-hours (rather than the modern 24 hour system). Each double-hour is represented by the an animal from the same series of animal as the Chinese Zodiac system. 
    • The inner perimeter of the sub-dial is printed with the names of the animals for each double-hour period.
    • The outer perimeter of the sub-dial is printed with the Chinese numerals of 1 through 24, indicating modern era hours.
  • Date & Month:
    • Sub-dial located at the 9 o'clock position.
    • The outer perimeter of the sub-dial is printed with the Chinese numerals of 1 through 30, indicating the current date.
    • The inner perimeter of the sub-dial is printed with the Chinese numerals of 1 through 12.
    • Since Chinese months are based in the Lunar cycle, new months begin every 29 or 30 days, resulting in shorter year of roughly 354 days per year rather than 365 days. In order to correct this imbalance with the seasons, the Chinese Leap year adds a 13th month. A Leap Year with the 13th month happens every 2-3 years.
    • The Leap Month traditionally is still called the 12th month however it is counted twice. The Leap Year indicator is visible beneath the 12th month position & show red during the leap year.
  • Moonphase:
    • Moonphase window sub-dial located at the bottom of the dial.
  • Zodiac Year:
    • Represented by the Zodiac Animals (Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog & Pig) displayed through a small window directly beneath the 12 o'clock position.
  • Elements & Stems:
    • Sub-dial located at the 3 o'clock position.
    • In the Chinese tradition the passage of time is measured in a cyclic period of 60 years, rather than the linear continuous year count of western cultures. The cycles are counted in a combination of Stems (10 count) & Branches (12 count) which correspond with the Zodiac signs. The Stems revolve in 10 year cycles, while the Branches revolve in 12 year cycles. So, year 1 would be 1(stem),1(branch), year 2 would be 2,2 & so on, until year 11, which would restart the Stems cycle but continue with the Branches cycle = 1,11, year 12 would be 2,12. The 13th year would see the restart of the Branches count & would show 3,1 & so on... Until the count of 60 the year line up to 10,12, so that on year 61 the entire cycle begins again.
    • Chinese culture considers this cyclical process in sync with the concept of Yin-Yang - keeping the harmony of natures which works in a cyclic rhythm of birth, growth and decay, in the ceaseless alternating flow of the seasons
    • This approach of timing, as not merely a set of numbers, but as a result of the interaction between human & the universe, links the Chinese calendar to the concepts of Yin-Yang and to Chinese philosophy. The Chinese Lunar-Solar calendar is in fact a balance of Yin (moon) and Yang (sun). Yin and Yang are not opposing forces, but complementary forces that interact to form a greater whole. Everything has both yin and yang aspects just as light could not be understood if darkness did not exist, and shadow cannot exist without light. The Yin-Yang logo is featured in the center of this sub-dial.
  • Calendar Setup/Correction:
    • Unlike most full calendar watches which have recessed pushers in the case edge & which require a tool to adjust the calendar features, this watch has the corrector buttons hidden beneath the lugs on the case back of the watch. This allows for a clean/uninterrupted look of the case edge & also the buttons can be activated with ones fingernails.
  • Blancpain Caliber 3638, beats at 28,800 vph, composed out of 469 parts, contains 36 Jewels & has an impressive 7 day (168 hour) power reserve.

This watch is also known as: 00888363155B

Mens Blancpain 00888-3631-55B Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar Watch

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Prestige Time specializes in the sale of authentic watches at discounted prices. We have been selling watches online since 1999! All new/unworn watches sold by Prestige Time, LLC are guaranteed to be 100% genuine, unworn, in the original box and with the original serial numbers intact. View our detailed return and warranty policies. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Prestige Time LLC Limited Warranty for New/Unworn Watches

This watch is covered by the Prestige Time 2 Year Warranty from the date of sale.

The Prestige Time warranty covers:

  • Manufacturing defects
  • Battery replacement
The Prestige Time warranty does not cover:
  • Finishes such as (but not limited to) scratches, nicks, coatings, etc.
  • Crystal or glass damage
  • Straps such as (but not limited to) leather, fabric or rubber
  • Damage due to wear and tear
  • Damage resulting from wear under conditions exceeding the manufacturer’s water resistant rating.
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Euro€46,687.70
GB Pound£39,121.88
AU $$66,687.38

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