Yes is the answer you’re looking for. OK, the Swatch-Omega Moonswatch thing was a sale success, queues in the streets, scalpers doubling their cash on eBay and Etsy etc. For a while. Try selling a Moonswatch now, especially that pooh brown one, see what the premium is. You see pulling the same stunt twice in watch marketing rarely works. In any event, the bio-OK, plastic, … Continue reading Are Swatch Pulling Your Pants Down With the Blancpain Ocean Range?
The Blancpain Gombessa has an unusual name, it’s actually a type of super brightly coloured fish – Wikipedia educated us on that score. The latest variation on Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms gets a few tweaks to make it stand out too. This watch has been extensively tested underwater with dives lasting three hours and that time-frame is marked out on the bezel. So yeah, this is … Continue reading Blancpain Gombessa: Luxury Tool Watch For Pro Divers
If you love luxury Swiss watches then you can’t ignore Blancpain. Makers of fine dive watches and dress watches too. This latest Villeret iteration is a classic moonphase calendar timepiece, with some superb finishing and detailing. Chinese chracters, rabbit graphics on the caseback and a stunning jewel inset into the winding crown. All very impressive. Just 50 pieces being made and a price of £76,600. … Continue reading Blancpain Marks Chinese New Year With Updated Villeret
You can nevr have too many variations on the classic Blancpain Fifty Fathoms dive watch. OK, we haven’t got the Covid loan cash to buy them but if we did, then one of this moonphase pair – just released – would be on the shopping list. First up is a titanium case model, which also has a titanium strap. So a lightweight everyday watch, plus … Continue reading You Want More Fifty Fathoms Goodness, No, You Do
Blancpain’s Chinese calendar Villeret model is a real work of art, I mean how can you not admire that movement and its delicate, intricate metalworking? It’s also a very smart marketing move as China is perhaps the biggest market for Swiss watches over $3000 in the world. Here’s the word from Blancpain; A complication exclusively developed by Blancpain, the Traditional Chinese Calendar is based on … Continue reading Touch of Bespoke Luxury For The Chinese Market
Blancpain has sent us info on a new Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon model, here’s the press info; The Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours diver’s watch epitomises the encounter between horological complexity and high performance. Its flying tourbillon whirls inside a dedicated opening in the refined blue dial. This new model comes in a surprisingly light titanium version, as well as a red gold version ensuring a … Continue reading Tourbillon Power To The Depths & Back
In the 1950s, the United States Air Force was looking for a high-precision chronograph capable of meeting demanding specifications. Blancpain, which had already won over the American Navy with its Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch, drew inspiration from it to develop a chronograph for the US Air Force. This timepiece was offered to American military pilots through the distributor Allen V. Tornek, for whom Blancpain is … Continue reading Blancpain Air Command Aims High
Blancpain has a new variant on their legendary Fifty Fathoms dive watch, and this time it gets the titanium treatment. We aren’t sure about that grey dial and bezel combo – restrained elegance or a little bit ghostly night in November, what do you reckon? Here’s the word; Titanium is a reliable ally of diver’s watches, offering numerous advantages including high resistance to shock, pressure … Continue reading Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, Titanium Grey Ghost