This Blancpain is so versatile and legible that one could wear it...

Sep 15, 2016,06:30 AM

Anywhere... Anytime...

In the boardroom..

With jacket off, in the privacy of one's office

Welcoming VIPs in style

Having high tea with royalties

Meeting celebrities

Shooting a rifle.. 

Teaching a thing or two about Judo

In casual jacket.. ready for some gardening?

Relaxing by the waterfront, dressed down in a Polo-T

Fishing trip, anybody?

Now putting politics aside, this is, in any WIS' objective sense, a very fine example of a one-high-end-watch-for-everything, which most probably only someone who has worn it for a period of time could really appreciate. Besides the versatility and extreme legibility, I find that it has a really comfortable fit, well-balanced esthetics, hand finished movement, haute horlogerie prestige, and is relatively affordable(if you can still find one considering the rarity). 

Finally, with good eyesight inversely proportional with age, the grande date is really a big welcome for me indeed!

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Agreed. A nice, versatile watch.

 By: vitalsigns : September 15th, 2016-06:42
Not sure why BP removed it from the catalogue (didn\'t they?). Guess it wasn\'t very popular.

Thanks for the info.

 By: vitalsigns : September 20th, 2016-05:27
Hopefully BP brings back a similar line of watches at around the 40 mm size.

Not just this particular model..

 By: Dufourism : September 21st, 2016-06:58
In fact, the entire Leman line has been discontinued (from AD's mouth and physical BP catalogue), although the BP official website still lists them.

Rumours that the Leman line is discontinued...

 By: shortys home : September 21st, 2016-10:13
... exist since a couple of years, actually since Blancpain introduced the l'Evolution line. But since that one has been no real success, some existing Leman references are still alive ;-) I agree, Blancpain should invest a bit into this excellent blend o... 

Where are his other fine watches?

 By: marcelo : September 15th, 2016-06:54
This one looks like one of his favorites.

His current favourite I believe, is an FP Journe Chronometre Bleu..

 By: Dufourism : September 15th, 2016-07:05
which I'm quite certain he won't wear it to go swimming or fishing.

:-) [nt]

 By: marcelo : September 15th, 2016-09:32

Thanks, Count! [nt]

 By: marcelo : September 15th, 2016-09:32

True! :-) [nt]

 By: marcelo : September 15th, 2016-09:30

Doesn't he also own a Tourbograph? NT

 By: ZeroHour : September 15th, 2016-07:55
Sincerely and Respectfully Joseph

I love the picture with the De Caprio a lot. I am almost guessing what Putin is saying to him:

 By: amanico : September 15th, 2016-08:00
" You bloooody Bastardo, you have a Nautilus on your wrist... Care to trade? Miiine is a superb Blancpain , very rare, the Pope gifted it to me personally. You should accept... ".

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : September 15th, 2016-08:04

I've gotta start wearing mine again

 By: cazalea : September 15th, 2016-14:41
since he is such a famous figure maybe it will rub off on me Cazalea ...  

I love mine to bits! [nt]

 By: Dufourism : September 16th, 2016-04:41

If I was annexing Ukraine and needed a watch

 By: Bounce781 : September 16th, 2016-14:09
This Blancpain would be high on my list!

ROFL [nt]

 By: MTR : September 16th, 2016-18:14

Thug's Life!

 By: Dufourism : September 17th, 2016-07:41
Looks like he did sign an annexing treaty (Crimea) wearing this Blancpain! ...  


 By: Bounce781 : September 17th, 2016-12:10
And look at that concentrate. He is probably thinking P-U-T-I- ... Now what was that other letter ? Great "watch spotting"!


 By: Quotron : September 20th, 2016-00:32
It is water resistant to 100m, but is it polonium resistant as well?

Not polonium resistant.. Nevertheless..

 By: Dufourism : October 17th, 2016-06:04
He's back to wearing his favorite watch after a recent love affair with the FP Journe Chronometre Bleu... I guess for a daily wearer, he just couldn't do without the Grande Date... LOL ...