The ultra-slim Blancpain Ultraplate (Ref. 6653Q-1504-55) is a part of the large and recognizable Villeret family. What sets this model apart is the sunburst dial and the retrograde small seconds.
The self-winding Caliber 7663Q powers the watch and is only 4.57mm thick and has a diameter 27mm diameter. Being an ultra-slim model, the movement doesn’t power many models in Blancpain’s collections. Another key model is another Ultraplate model, Ref. 6653Q-1529-55B.
Looking at the dial, the wearer is immediately drawn to the incredible effect of the sunburst dial. The grey color almost appears like a sand color and compliments the strap beautifully. The retrograde small seconds are seen at the bottom near 6 o’clock, while the metal hands work well with the silver-toned numerals. Flipping the watch over, the movement is visible on the back with a logo engraving.
The watch is placed on an alligator strap that is lined with alzavel.
Since founded by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in 1735, the brand has been committed to the advancement of mechanical watchmaking and maintaining the classic values of its founder. In the 1930s, Blancpain was recognized for the launch of the world's first ladies' automatic timepiece. Through modernizing production methods and focusing on top quality products, Blancpain has become one of the most innovative brands in the watchmaking industry.