Immediate hit

May 28, 2019,05:12 AM
 

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

 
 By: Miranda : May 27th, 2019-13:36
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...  

60 orders for 4 watches..???

 
 By: Izhik : May 27th, 2019-13:44
that sounds not that good....I hope they take me seriously in Zurich.... oh dear....😎....

One beatiful piece!

 
 By: Alberti : May 27th, 2019-13:45
I really hope you can get one

Villeret Extra Flat 6605

 
 By: xxn : May 27th, 2019-13:49
Sadly seems to be overlooked amongst the sportier novelties

your are totally right...beautiful understated piece....from my perspective I can just say, not overlooked....

 
 By: Izhik : May 27th, 2019-13:53
but you know, ordinary working people...must set priorities....😎😎😎...

Nice watch

 
 By: Mostel : May 27th, 2019-13:58
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 ... 

Milspec...

 
 By: als1678 : May 27th, 2019-14:11
Many other examples in the past.

New... [nt]

 
 By: Mostel : May 27th, 2019-14:14

Yes, the tribute.

 
 By: als1678 : May 27th, 2019-14:53
Blancpain historical re-edditions thend to do very well. But they are indeed exceptions.

Can you send me the list of watches that will rise in value? Will only buy those...

 
 By: alphabeta81 : May 27th, 2019-14:14
But in all seriousness, plenty of collectors buy what they love rather than speculate on future values. While regular run Blancpain is easy to get secondary like you said, plenty of limited edition pieces are damn near impossible - I decided to wait for t... 

LOL

 
 By: Mostel : May 27th, 2019-14:34
Well, lets see! Thanks for your reply!

Well some good points

 
 By: Miranda : May 27th, 2019-14:15
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... 

👍🏻🤪 [nt]

 
 By: Miranda : May 27th, 2019-14:37

If you love a watch, why is raising in value of any importance?

 
 By: shortys home : May 27th, 2019-21:17
My personal take is: enjoy the timeless design, the attention to detail and the flawless quality. If you look for investment you are stuck with 0.001% of all nice watches available. Cheers Henrik

Interesting for a re-edition...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 27th, 2019-14:03
I remember Bremont doing a propeller rotor on the EP120 back in 2009. The edition was just 120 pieces. ...  

And originally the P51 - 251 pieces Cpt [nt]

 
 By: templetowers : May 27th, 2019-14:35
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That vintage specimen is really rare and tasty

 
 By: VinnieD : May 27th, 2019-14:12
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

second sub-dial at 12 h chronograph makes a lot of sense

 
 By: Miranda : May 27th, 2019-14:16
I agree totally, good move!

Wow! Those are beautiful shots!

 
 By: Mach : May 27th, 2019-20:09
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... 

Immediate hit

 
 By: jmpTT : May 28th, 2019-05:12
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.

 
 By: MichaelC : May 28th, 2019-09:58
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... 

Beautiful watch.

 
 By: VMM : May 28th, 2019-06:25
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....

 
 By: darmatgre-1 : May 28th, 2019-09:36
My issues are the gimmicky rotor, lack of manual wind altogether and lack of running seconds. December but would not buy. Darren

I have waited to make sure I am not just drinking the kool-aid on this one...

 
 By: MichaelC : May 28th, 2019-10:01
But after taking some days to ponder it, I can say I love the look of this watch. The rotor does not bother me, but as usual for me I would much prefer a solid caseback. The bezel on this new edition is so appealing, it alone makes me want the watch on my...