Blancpain Villeret 5495 Perpetual Calendar Pt 950

Item Number: BLANCPAIN001

¥134,393.67 CNY
-Specifications

Brand
Blancpain
Model
Villeret Perpetual Calendar
Reference
5495 3427 A55
Year
1995
Movement
Automatic Cal.953
Case
34mm
Material
Platinum (Pt 950)
Lug Width
18mm
Bracelet
Original Leather Strap
Includes
Box,Warranty Paper, Blancpain Signed Buckle(Pt 950), Instructions
Notes
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
Warranty
1-year Mechanical Warranty
Shipping
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

*Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile/Alligator leather overseas.
So if you purchase from overseas, the strap will be replaced with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.


-Description

BLANCPAIN is one of the world's oldest watch brands, founded in 1735 by Jean-Jacques Blancpain. Today, like Audemars Piguet, it is headquartered in Le Brassus in the Vallée de Joux.

Known as a true mechanical watchmaker who has never made a quartz watch.

After 200 years of management by the founding family, the company was revived as a luxury mechanical watch brand in 1982 by Jean-Claude Biver after a dormant period.

The most famous is the Fifty Fathoms, which was created in 1953 at the request of the French Navy. Along with the Rolex Submariner born in the same year, it has established itself as the model that created the prototype of the diver's watch.

Villeret is a collection named after the village of Villeret, where the brand was founded, and consists of very classical models.

This reference 5495 is a model equipped with a perpetual calendar with a moon phase display.

The perpetual calendar, also known as the perpetual calendar, is one of the three major complications in mechanical watches.

It is a very convenient mechanism that determines the number of days in each month and leap years and displays the actual calendar correctly "forever" as long as the clock continues to run. you don't need to fix it.

The case material is platinum (Pt950) and features a fully polished finish. In addition, the case size of 34mm, which is very small for a watch with a complicated mechanism, is wonderful.

Another design feature is the stepped bezel. This decoration, which is called a step bezel, emphasizes a more classical impression.

The dial is a plain white dial with the month and leap year at 12 o'clock, the date at 3 o'clock, the moon phase at 6 o'clock, and the day of the week at 9 o'clock.

The indexes are small applied Roman numerals, and the hands are pencil hands with luminous paint.

The movement is equipped with a self-winding Cal.953.

Although there is some feeling of use, it is a full set that includes a genuine leather strap, a genuine platinum buckle that is the same as the watch, a box, an instruction manual, and a warranty card.

The warranty card states that it was sold in Japan in 1995.

Overhauled. 1 year warranty.

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
Import Duty Calculator - SimplyDuty

These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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