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Just for the pleasure of sharing…
Hello dear friends!
I’m happy to share this watch captured just a couple of days.
The Blancpain FF has been haunting my horological soul for many many long years and last week I had the unexpected chance to get this piece.
I know the most coveted variants are the Military ones but this particular variant signed Aqua Lung has a very special interest to me considering my fondness for Scuba diving and its history and asca collector of pieces if equipment from the 1950’s through 80’s.
Also because Aqua Lung trade mark is connected with the first commercial ventures of Jacques Cousteau as co-inventor of the diving lung. This watch was sold through the Aqua Lung dealers in the USA.
Rene Bussoz through his pioneer diving shop “Rene Sports” located in Los Angeles, California became the exclusive retailer of the first CG-45 regulator and created the famous U.S. Divers company in 1950 and adquired the licence to build in America the Cousteau Scuba.
I wish to thank our dear Nicolas for his valuable expertise and encouragement to get this piece as well to its seller for his great treatment to reach the final deal.
As you may imagine I’m touching the sky with this watch on my wrist after so many years dreaming with it.
Best cordial regards