NWA - Seconde au Centre Retour à Zéro from Villeret

Aug 13, 2020,12:13 PM
 

Today I finally picked up my new Villeret timepiece at my local Montblanc boutique. It is a beautiful Seconde au Centre Retour a Zero in white gold produced in an edition of 8 pieces (41mm).

The movement is a superb Minerva Caliber 13.18, hidden beneath a hinged cuvette with special release mechanism. It features a zero-reset-function which works like a permanently running chrono.
The dial is of solid 18 K gold with hand-crafted silver-plated circular-grained decoration. The sapphire crystal is domed on the case.

To me a pure beauty and I am so happy that I was able to get this watch smile



















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That's a beautiful and very unusual case profile

 
 By: cazalea : August 13th, 2020-12:16
Congratulations Cazalea ...  

Amazing piece!

 
 By: patrick_y : August 13th, 2020-12:18
More owners of Villeret timepieces are on WatchProSite than any other site!

A very beautiful watch with interesting complication... CONGRATS

 
 By: Brandon Skinner : August 13th, 2020-12:40
Also a very unique strap layout... I can’t think of seeing anything like that before.

yes, two more of these highly limited Villeret pieces which attract me

 
 By: penfriend : August 14th, 2020-02:54
will take some time to fund them though

will take some time as

 
 By: penfriend : August 14th, 2020-03:10
it is one of the ultimate models the have made; not a quick purchase...

Rattrapante? [nt]

 
 By: amanico : August 14th, 2020-03:12

No ;-)

 
 By: penfriend : August 14th, 2020-04:32
highly limited=edition of 8

Hmmmmm... Can't wait. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : August 14th, 2020-04:45

it's my wifes watchq

 
 By: penfriend : August 14th, 2020-05:45
Villeret Seconde Authentique with caliber 62.00 and a small second; mother of pearl dial; edition of 58

The stock is managed in the HQ, my boutique just sells the pieces to me.

 
 By: penfriend : August 14th, 2020-03:07
So I enquire for certain pieces and they tell me some time later yes or no. But I have seen for sale in my boutique the Villeret Tachydate in red gold which was introduced in 2012.

the one attached but in red gold with egg colored dial

 
 By: penfriend : August 14th, 2020-04:31
as you see I have got the white gold edition ...  

yup thats the one. [nt]

 
 By: redcorals : August 14th, 2020-05:40

Believe it or not, I performed a review of this same Villeret cased in rose gold . . .

 
 By: Dr No : August 13th, 2020-13:41
. . . over ten years ago on our Montblanc forum. Art ...  

I have thoroughly read your review with great pleasure before I ordered this timepiece!

 
 By: penfriend : August 13th, 2020-13:46
so thank you so much for all the valuable information

One of the reasons it was amenable on my wrist . . .

 
 By: Dr No : August 14th, 2020-08:14
. . . was the blend between the rose gold case and my skin tones. If it had been the white gold version that had been reviewed, I might not have come to the same conclusion. ;-)

Thanks to you. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : August 14th, 2020-02:58

Awesome clean [nt]

 
 By: Gelato Monster : August 13th, 2020-16:39

Congratulations on this rare find!

 
 By: sham1 : August 13th, 2020-23:31
This watch was launched more than ten years ago and I am amazed one of the eight had remained unsold! And yours is number 8 - well done!!

I understand they keep some special pieces which are not produced again and again to showcase them in marketing material, exhibitions etc

 
 By: penfriend : August 14th, 2020-03:00
so when I enquired I was lucky (the benefit of long standing customer relationship I guess)

That is what we call 'fate'!

 
 By: sham1 : August 14th, 2020-06:39
Enjoy your gorgeous timepiece. I had one of the 58 rose gold mono pusher chronos but it was too thick for me.

Gorgeous. [nt]

 
 By: Uncle Chico : August 14th, 2020-01:52