Because there is something else than the damn Fifty Fathoms: Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication.

May 02, 2022,13:26 PM
 






Rattrapante, Minute Repeater, Perpetual Calendar and Tourbillon ( which has the good taste to be on the back side ). THAT is what I call a Grande Complication! 


42 mm platinum case, not too big, but really thick ( 18 mm ). 

Made in 1991, in a limited edition of 30 pieces. All an era. 

Best,

Nicolas


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What a beast…

 
 By: takman : May 2nd, 2022-13:40
The thickness would stop me but the dial and movement are top notch especially considering what year this was released, and a platinum case to boot. Sometimes the tourbillon on the front is nice and interesting, other times it just ends up looking similar... 

:))))

 
 By: amanico : May 2nd, 2022-13:55

This was my first true “Grail” piece.

 
 By: ZSHSZ : May 2nd, 2022-14:34
At the time I used to work for a shipping company that dealt with high value things, and I personally delivered one of this monsters to the Blancpain Boutique on Madison Ave. in New York. I saw it in person and I was taken by its complexity. Two things st... 

Thanks for covering this heavyweight!

 
 By: sham1 : May 2nd, 2022-14:37
Blancpain was my first serious watch brand and in the early 90s and my entire collection comprised three less complicated Blancpains so the 1735 was obviously 'the dream'.

Incredible masterpiece 👌🏻

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : May 2nd, 2022-18:23

A beast of a watch for sure

 
 By: VinnieD : May 2nd, 2022-20:26
It came in slightly different flavours - black dial, silver hands, newer Leman hands... credit ClassicDriver ...  

What a machine!

 
 By: TeutonicCarFan : May 3rd, 2022-00:14
BP really is a top brand, hopefully more recognition for them to come. If I was to get a qp the bp with underlug corrector would be high on my wish list.

I tried on a version of this...

 
 By: mdg : May 3rd, 2022-15:18
...that was a unique piece a number of years ago. A weird feeling to have that much money on my wrist : )