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Blancpain: Best of 2019

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Fifty Fathoms Barakuda

Travelling back to the end of the 1960s with a limited edition of the Fifty Fathoms Barakuda

Blancpain is revisiting one of its diving watches from the end of the 1960s, the Barakuda. The 500-piece 2019 edition retains the features of the original version while making the most of the technical innovations resulting from Blancpain’s longstanding experience in the field of scuba diving.

Paired with a tropical rubber strap identical to that of the historical models, the Fifty Fathoms Barakuda embodies a perfect combination of vintage design and advanced technicality. The 500 watches composing this exclusive series are sure to delight experienced divers, collectors, history buffs or simply lovers of fine mechanics.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Barakuda

 

Villeret Women Date

A new Villeret Date watch for women in a range of interpretations

Blancpain is enriching its extensive collection of women’s models with the addition of a calendar timepiece. Often associated with a moon phase, the date is presented here alone in a window subtly integrated within the chapter ring. The result is a model graced with a beautifully balanced dial of which the readability is accentuated by its generous size.

While style is the order of the day with this new Villeret Women Date, watchmaking technology remains its beating heart. This timepiece is powered by the 1151 movement, which has a four-day power reserve and is equipped with a silicon balance-spring particularly renowned for its chronometric (precision timing) properties. Visible through the sapphire case-back, the movement is adorned in keeping with the aesthetic codes of traditional watchmaking, as evidenced by its oscillating weight decorated with a guilloché pattern reflecting a honeycomb motif first created almost two centuries ago.

Blancpain Villeret Women Date

 

Fifty Fathoms Automatique Ceramic

A ceramic face for the Fifty Fathoms

Blancpain is reinterpreting its Fifty Fathoms, the iconic diver’s watch that has inspired the entire genre since its launch in 1953. The 2019 edition retains the sporty and distinguished character of its peers, to which it adds a touch of chic and high-tech with a red gold case and a ceramic dial.

Resolutely technical with its ceramic dial, as well as luxurious with its red gold case and the meticulous finishing of its movement, the new Fifty Fathoms Automatique is teamed with a blue calf leather strap, an additional detail evoking the inseparable link between Blancpain and the splendours of the sea bed.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique Ceramic

 

Villeret GMT Date

The Villeret collection welcomes a new GMT model

For nearly four decades, the Villeret collection has been offering timepieces combining technical sophistication with refined aesthetics. In keeping with this tradition, Blancpain is now unveiling a GMT with date complication presented in its simplest expression.

The 40 mm-diameter case of this new product is available in 18K red gold or steel versions, the former paired with an opaline dial and the latter with a white variation. Both models are available with an alligator strap or metal bracelet, enabling globetrotters from around the world to select and adopt a worthy Blancpain travelling companion.

Blancpain Villeret GMT Date

 

Air Command Chronograph

Blancpain Air Command: rebirth of a legend

The Blancpain Air Command chronograph belongs to the select circle of legendary watches whose very rareness exacerbates their appeal to collectors. While its creation remains something of a mystery and has generated a variety of stories, its military vocation is a certainty. Considered superior to that of other timepieces of this type, its design is likewise universally admired. Blancpain is now reissuing this legendary model in a 500-piece vintage style edition and the arrival of this major new model in the brand’s collections testifies to a little-known part of its history.

Blancpain Air Command Chronograph

 

Villeret Extra-Plate

Villeret Extra-plate: revisiting a classic

At Blancpain, luxury is emotional and never ostentatious, as the Manufacture once again proves with an understated and refined new arrival enriching its most classic collection. This extra-thin watch marks a return to essentials, where hours and minutes reign supreme.

Elegance and discretion have characterised Villeret models since the early 1980s and the new Villeret Extra-plate watch is no exception. It has a resolutely contemporary face while preserving the collection’s emblematic aestheticism and authenticity. The Villeret style is distinguished by a delicately rounded double-stepped bezel, a luminous dial, stylish hands meticulously crafted in the shape of cut-out sage leaves, applied Roman numeral hour-markers crafted in gold and a delightfully slim case.

Blancpain Villeret Extra-Plate

 

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