When we talking about replicas of Blancpain, in most cases people will think of their Fifty Fathoms, yes, all of us only remembered the big guy, the big diver’s too, and forgot the most classic. I did not say Fifty Fathoms is not classic, it is a very successful diver’s watch, especially in the replica watch market, many people bought it and often out of stock. What I am talking about is we should not abandon the choices of those formal watches, sometimes they looks very classic, they will make you look more elegant and handsome in some occasions. So, today, I want to introduce one white watch that looks very pure and clean in the heart of each us, it is from Blancpain Villeret, I think I will list it as my second consideration next to IWC Portuguese when I need to buy a classic formal watch.
The replica is made by OM factory, we all know that OM started to become famous because of manufacturing good quality replica Omega Speedmaster watches at the beginning, now, the replica watches collection of OM becomes bigger, it covers AP Royal Oak, Omega Seamaster and Speedmaster, etc. This Blancpain Villeret replica comes from OM factory now was just updated to V3 edition. It has several improvements, first, the movement is more reliable, based on Citizen 9100 automatic, OM claimed that the movement is independently developed, but it is still based on a Japanese movement, the movement just looks closer to original Blancpain 6654 Calibre. The second improvement is the case thickness, now V3 is only 11.7mm.
For a real watch, it is a complication from Blancpain. Several functions are integrated into this replica watch, week, date, month, day/night indicator, some people like such watch with so many features, however, for me, a date display will be enough. On the replica, the month does not change automatically, you need to change manually each month. The date display is also very special, the central blue hand is pointing at current date, Blancpain Villeret does not uses a window to show the date. This replica is not cheap, the function is a selling point, the finish is also top quality, especially the finish of these raised Rome hours markers on the dial, their shape and size are very close to that of genuine watch. A genuine leather band is a standard feature for a classic formal watch, for this replica Blancpain, OM uses the best calfskin leather material to make the band, so it is very soft and comfortable to wear.