Blancpain Caliber 1315

Aug 23, 2019,14:32 PM

Hello Watchfam, new around here , recently acquired two gorgeous Bathyscapes, for a long while I was an Omega aficionado, mostly the xxxx side of the moon (I got a thing for ceramic cases) but recent got bored em and wanted something different and ceramic bathyscapes fit the bill. Only thing is I bought them from two different sellers, and while both watches look stunning, the “Blancpain” engraving on the movement looks different on both. Sadly I have OCD, and I wasn’t sure if it’s a defect or just a result of different hand engravings (not sure if they are even hand graved) if anybody has any opinions please drop a line! Added some photos to show the difference! 

Plasma Ceramic (Gray)

Black Ceramic

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 By: Weems@8 : August 23rd, 2019-14:56
Welcome to a watch part on the globe. Beside watches it is here a lifestyle comunity. The good life, share passions. I love swiss watches from different brands who fits my specific taste. Mostly i wil admire Longines, but give me a Baume & Mercier and tal...  

Mine is the same as your first one.

 By: watchestolove : August 23rd, 2019-21:05
Maybe they changed it slightly after a certain year. It's not uncommon for brands to do this, for example the P.3001 movement on my PAM422 has been updated to look different cosmetically about 2 years after I got mine. ...  

Thank you

 By: BlancpaiN1735 : August 23rd, 2019-21:35
Thanks for your reply! What’s your serial number on your watch? Is it <2000 or >2000, because I have this theory maybe the older production watches got the blancpain logo stamped and newer production watches are hand engraved, my blue one is 15xx and blac... 


 By: BlancpaiN1735 : August 26th, 2019-16:25
Wish I knew, no email from blancpain yet

I played a bit with your photo to get a better sense of the engraving...

 By: shortys home : August 24th, 2019-00:09
... and to me it looks like it is okay and the difference is due to the lighting and the angle. There’s no other way for you to take a loupe and check especially the gap between the B and L in Blancpain, which looks a bit different in your photos initiall... 

That’s what I thought first but

 By: BlancpaiN1735 : August 24th, 2019-06:18
If you look closer you’ll notice spacing and font are a bit different, here’s the comparison ...  

I emailed them as well!

 By: BlancpaiN1735 : August 24th, 2019-08:40
Let’s see if they bother replying lol

Thought so! Very cool [nt]

 By: BlancpaiN1735 : September 18th, 2019-06:15

One might be fake [nt]

 By: Jurry : September 23rd, 2019-10:35

Naw, blancpain emailed me

 By: BlancpaiN1735 : September 23rd, 2019-10:38
Both are real, here’s the reply from them; “ Dear Tony, I checked again with the Head of production on the engraving. They changed the police for engraving when they were harmonizing the production process. The drilling tool has been a bit modified which ... 


 By: Jurry : September 24th, 2019-02:13
I was merely joking when I replied with potential fake. Apologies for that. As you can see at the picture my rotor looks slightly different as well