Blancpain’s Feminine Watches: A Dive into Elegance

Blancpain Air Command Ref: AC02 36B40 63B


The Air Command collection takes off for new horizons


Blancpain has held a special place in its watch range for feminine timepieces. Since the early 1930s, the watch Manufacture has been dedicated to developing new movements and innovations tailored to women. A significant milestone was achieved in 1998 when Blancpain introduced the first flyback chronograph designed exclusively for women, a feature now integrated into several Blancpain models. The Air Command collection takes a sportier and more adventurous approach, paying homage to a rare 1950s Blancpain chronograph.

Inspired by the vintage look of the 1950s timepiece, the Air Command collection boasts a timeless aesthetic. The layout of the counters and tachymeter scale on the dial, luminescent hands and hour-markers, piston-type chronograph  pushers, and glassbox-type sapphire crystal all echo the original design.

The Air Command embraces the technology of the 21st century while maintaining a vintage charm. It offers two distinct timing modes: a flyback chronograph and a countdown bezel. The blue dial and ceramic bezel insert add a touch of modernity and elegance. The dial features sunburst and snailed finishes, complemented by alternating satin-brushed and polished details on the case.

Underneath its 36.2 mm diameter, the Air Command houses the F188B self-winding movement. With a vertical clutch for stutter-free chronograph activation and smooth stop/start functions, it also incorporates a silicon balance-spring and a column-wheel system for a precise feel when measuring time and resetting the hands to zero.

Blancpain Air Command Ref: AC02 36B40 63B Back


The Air Command is available in grade 23 titanium, an exceptional quality seldom used in watchmaking, or in red gold. It comes with a blue calf leather strap accented by white stitching, adding the final touch of sophistication. Blancpain’s Air Command collection offers an exquisite blend of vintage aesthetics and modern technology, making it a true standout in the world of feminine watches.