Just for the pleasure of sharing…

Jan 23, 2023,04:47 AM

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 

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Muchas Gracias amigo Nicolas!!

 By: Subexplorer : January 23rd, 2023-14:07
Agree that these watches have such an strong power and character! It feels when you have it on your wrist! I’m happy and enjoying it so much! Thank you again for your kind help! Abrazo fuerte amigo mio! Abel

A beauty!

 By: MiguelFlash : January 23rd, 2023-05:00
Congratulations👏 I love the shape of the lugs.

What a joy to have on the wrist, I am sure!👏👏

 By: Andy_Mac : January 23rd, 2023-05:14
Wonderful, thanks for the great shots and congratulations 👌👌

Thank you so much for your kind compliments Andy!

 By: Subexplorer : January 23rd, 2023-14:08
My big pleasure to share these shots! Best! Abel

Congrats Abel!

 By: JohnFM : January 23rd, 2023-06:10
A piece of history and wonderful addition to your collection. New is nice, as we know, but these vintage pieces, especially an older FF Aqua Lung like this, are quite special.

Thanks a lot for your kind comments John!

 By: Subexplorer : January 23rd, 2023-14:11
Agree with you that modern FF are wonderful pieces but of course the vintage ones have that unique charme which make them so special . Cheers! Abel

As a fellow dive watch aficionado

 By: Arronax : January 23rd, 2023-06:21
Congratulations to you on this wonderful addition, it will be hard to top! I have been chasing aqualung leman models on occasion, less special but a bit more affordable. But Nico is right, these pieces are very charming it makes BP's insistence to not giv... 

Absolutely agree!!💪💪👏👏👏👏

 By: Subexplorer : January 23rd, 2023-14:19
And not a limited edition please!!!🙏🙏🙏🙏 😉 Cheers !!

Por cierto, NO! ;)

 By: amanico : January 23rd, 2023-15:59


 By: Subexplorer : January 27th, 2023-06:05

Thank you so much for your kind message Arronax!

 By: Subexplorer : January 23rd, 2023-14:19
Agree with your thoughts. I already own the Limited Mil Specs version offered just a few years ago which I love so much. It has a 40 mm case and is very charming on the wrist. I agree it would be wonderful if BP would offer a new model with a case shape a... 

Congratulations 👏👏👏

 By: Cpt Scarlet : January 23rd, 2023-09:58
On hunting down this superb vintage Blancpain FF. The patina looks absolutely wonderful and I hope you share it with us regularly. Best regards Captain

Thank you so much dear Captain!! Appreciate so much…

 By: Subexplorer : January 23rd, 2023-14:22
… your kind comments!! Yes, of course will take some new shots soon as I return home and find some suitable “props” to make company to the watch. Best Abel

Thank you ZSHSZ for your kind message.

 By: Subexplorer : January 23rd, 2023-14:24
Yes, it has been a hunt of several years till the stars aligned unexpectedly past week. Agree its a great feeling to finally enjoy it on my wrist! Best, Abel

Thank you so much Ajas for your kind message!

 By: Subexplorer : January 23rd, 2023-14:24
Appreciate so much! Best Abel

Dear Abel, this is a great addition!

 By: S F : January 23rd, 2023-11:28
Congrats on finding and landing this attractive sample. Enjoy!

Thank you so much dear S F for your kind message!

 By: Subexplorer : January 23rd, 2023-14:27
Agree with you its a great addition to any collection … which I was dreaming for so long time. Glad to know you like it! Cheers! Abel

Thanks a lot for your kind comments Lars!

 By: Subexplorer : January 23rd, 2023-14:28
Its really exciting to get it after so many years of dreaming with owning a piece like this. I’m enjoying it so much indeed. Thank you!! Cheers Abel

Excellent choice

 By: Blue and White : January 23rd, 2023-13:54
A gorgeous watch in an even more appealing version than the standard FF (which is already great). Enjoy it!

Thank you so much Blue and White for your kind message!

 By: Subexplorer : January 23rd, 2023-14:31
Yes, it’s a very nice and interesting variant indeed. I feel every vintage FF has its own big charm . Thank you!! Cheers Abel

What a beauty, Abel!

 By: AlexSunrise : January 23rd, 2023-15:12
Muchísimas Felicidades!!! Fuerte abrazo y qué siga así el 2023 con Salud y muchas de estas joyas! Alex

Muchas Gracias amigo Alex!!

 By: Subexplorer : January 23rd, 2023-15:17
Asi sea para ti también amigo mio!! Con Salud y buenas incorporaciones a las colecciones!! Abrazos afectuosos! Abel

Hello montres1! Thank you for your kind comments!

 By: Subexplorer : January 24th, 2023-20:36
Yes, I feel very lucky to having bagged this piece after so many years of dreaming with it. Agree is a great satisfaction for a collector to reach a piece so much desired. Best cordial regards Abel

Thank you so much dear friend Yacomino!!

 By: Subexplorer : January 24th, 2023-20:38
I’m very happy and enjoying it so much!! Agree the watch has a very strong character. Cheers! Abel

Thank you Nicetomeetyou!!

 By: Subexplorer : January 24th, 2023-20:40
Appreciate your kind comments. These straps where fitted by the seller and found very nice. As you well say they match the lume color so well. Cordial regards Abel

Congratulations 🍻

 By: Harry_Jay : January 24th, 2023-02:18
This is as cool as it gets

Thank you so much Harry_Jay! And welcome to our Forum!

 By: Subexplorer : January 24th, 2023-20:42
I wish you’ll enjoy so much participating here. Agree with you: its a very cool watch! Best cordial regards Abel

This watch is a marvel!!

 By: MTR : January 29th, 2023-09:23
Wonderful shots, too! Many congrats for this most beautiful historical piece, dear Abel. Bravo!!!! You did everything right. 👏👏👏👏 And the cherry on the cake is for me, that this strong and pure dial has not date which would disturb the wonderful harmony o... 

Hello dear Thomas! Thank you so much for your kind comments and compliments. This is a very interesting watch indeed and a piece I had been...

 By: Subexplorer : January 29th, 2023-15:21
... Wishing for many long years. I feel lucky to have it now in my commection. Appreciate and agree with your thoughts on this piece. Cheers, Abel