First Blancpain in the stable

Sep 07, 2019,00:04 AM
 

And I ask myself why this model ?! Well, I’m always a vintage guy first and foremost, and ever since my gravitation towards 38-40mm watches, I decided to jump on a Bathyscaphe base...no vintage in sight yet....

Chilling out on a Saturday arvo with the Mark XVIII



Can’t say I have a lot of love for Hodinkee, but heck, I always have love for a good design.

HAGWE
Gatsby

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Perhaps Blancpain should pay attention

 
 By: dhendolan : September 7th, 2019-00:20
And make a non-limited FF without a date window in this size range? I'd buy one.

+++1! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 7th, 2019-00:29

or...

 
 By: keks : September 7th, 2019-04:38
a Puristpro edition... gilt hands and dial please...

now that....

 
 By: keks : September 7th, 2019-08:52
would be spectacular! Please make it happen, I will sign up!

That’s the irony of it

 
 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 7th, 2019-00:29
The date function is something rather conflicting. To do away with it in a lot of sense, connects to the purists way of thinking about a time only watch. Yet for the average guy out there who wears a watch, it appears that buying a watch without a date fu... 

When it was present on the original model, why not? See the Barakuda. Both the original and the re edition have a date. It would be weird to have a faithful re edition without date.

 
 By: amanico : September 7th, 2019-00:33
BUT the same argument has to be taken in consideration when the original doesn't have a date. Why putting a date on the modern version which is clearly inspired from the original? See the Tribute to Milspec... I still don't get why they put a date in... B... 

No issues with the Barracuda

 
 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 7th, 2019-00:35
The Milspec I agree with you. But still it’s a lovely watch. The dAte window just bugs me. Argh conflicting

Yep, it bugs me a lot! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 7th, 2019-00:36

That one looks insane NT [nt]

 
 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 7th, 2019-00:55

The road to a vintage Blancpain

 
 By: Mr.Gatsby : September 7th, 2019-00:33
Is long, hard, arduous and expensive. But I will get there

And dangerous. ;) [nt]

 
 By: amanico : September 7th, 2019-00:34

Cool watches.

 
 By: VMM : September 7th, 2019-02:07
I like these clean no date dials. Enjoy them. Vte

gorgeous duo

 
 By: keks : September 7th, 2019-04:38
very good addition, congrats!

Great Blancpain choice but I am biased :-)

 
 By: Divingondesks : September 8th, 2019-04:26
I have seen the IWC and like the all-black case they did with that edition. Low key and looks great.