Really love this watch. Now that we see the online reception, it looks like this could have been a regular production piece. Like the Fifty Fathoms, it could have been a cornerstone in the Blancpain collection for more than a decade without significant revision.
If this watch brings Blancpain back in the spotlight, senior management is obliged to respond by increasing supply with more limited editions, slight variations on this watch. Montblanc’s recent 1858 monopusher chronograph (blue dial, steel case) is a recent and similar case. The Montblanc had a limited edition size of 100 (more if precious metal cases are counted) vs 500 for this Blancpain, but the Air Command is cheaper and will size comfortably on more wrists. Zenith has a similar watch that should immediately come to mind.
I acknowledge there is a chance this limited release is really it, but the industry’s track record suggests otherwise. No matter how Blancpain responds to demand and acclaim, it’s important to remember that all will be forgiven when the product is great.
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Blancpain: Air Command- its just blown my mind
Okay, I knew this year was a big one, 50th birthday parties for Monaco and Speedmaster, Rolex new Batman, steel Calatrava Patek..... 25th anniversary of Lange But I can say this, for me, totally out of the blue, the biggest hit is without any doubt the re...
Do not like the faux lume or propeller, but it is a great design overall and really fun. The hype may be real... it may be 'sold out' but Blancpain is --come on--easy to get in the aftermarket--always at attractive prices. I have not seen a new Blancpain ...
Yes, the tribute.
Blancpain historical re-edditions thend to do very well. But they are indeed exceptions.
Well, lets see! Thanks for your reply!
Well some good points
but I think this one will be the exception that proves the rule 1. The pull of the vintage and its influence 2. This will be the nearest version IF they make others ( which I don’t think will be the case, as it will kill collectors interest in future mode...
That vintage specimen is really rare and tasty
The new one is not bad either but I question the value for money Is it worth x-times the price of the Zenith released a couple of years ago? Not sure... Beautifully executed though and the second sub-dial at 12 h chronograph makes a lot of sense
Wow! Those are beautiful shots!
But, I have to say, you are making me nervous. I immediately called the NYC Boutique for the Kuda when I saw the announcement. The email confirmation states they will contact me closer to the release date for a deposit and then put me on the official list...
Really love this watch. Now that we see the online reception, it looks like this could have been a regular production piece. Like the Fifty Fathoms, it could have been a cornerstone in the Blancpain collection for more than a decade without significant re...
Good remarks here.
Both the 1858 and CP2 watches have now been offered in multiple versions, probably will be the same here. I am reminded of how AP used to get bashed hard for making limited variants of the Royal Oak Offshore. Ironic, now they seem to have little to no "li...
It really looks very nice. Not my kind of decoration for the movement, and the pushers could be a bit further from the crown like in the original. Thanks for the live pics. Vte
Close but misses for me....
My issues are the gimmicky rotor, lack of manual wind altogether and lack of running seconds. December but would not buy. Darren