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Blancpain: Provided that you're still operating...

...yes, the pushers can be used at 300M without damaging the watch. Regards, Adam
7Y
By: craniotes
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Blancpain: It's good to 300M...

...just like the three-hander. Regards, Adam PS - I love the ceramic chrono, but I've yet to see the steel version, which will also have a bracelet option.
7Y
By: craniotes
1

Blancpain: There were far less than 50 made...

...and the reason for this has everything to do with the difficultly of manufacture and cost of the ceramised cases, and not defects. Remember, this piece slots below the FF Sport, so having a unit cost that's higher wouldn't exactly fly with a numbers-oriented concern like Swatch Group. Hopefully t
7Y
By: craniotes
1

Horological Meandering: What is the significance of the pattern...

...of dots on the dial? This far it seems that every version shares a variation of the same theme. Regards, Adam
7Y
By: craniotes
1

Blancpain: Here you go...

Regards, Adam
7Y
By: craniotes
1

Blancpain: I couldn't agree more...

] Hold on to that elegant beast; far fewer were made than you might think. ;-) Regards, Adam
7Y
By: craniotes
1

Blancpain: Several did "escape"...

No. 27 reporting for duty: I'm not sure how many were sold, but the retail channel is pretty much bone dry (the NYC boutique can't source any more). So, does this mean that it has suddenly become a collectible? Doubtful, at least in the near-term. Perhaps many years down the road, particularly if Bl
7Y
By: craniotes
1

Blancpain: My pleasure, sir...

One can only hope that they reintroduce the material in the future, as it really does have an interesting appearance. Mind you, I haven't had the opportunity to test just how scratch-resistant it is (thank god), but I can say that my watch case and strap hardware (loops and buckle) are still in 100%
7Y
By: craniotes
1

Blancpain: I've had this confirmed from a couple of sources...

The ceramised titanium has been discontinued for the moment in favor of a more traditional "satin-brushed" finish, though when the new pieces begin to hit the market I couldn't tell you. I also couldn't tell you why the cermaised titanium ceased production, however I think it's safe to assume that t
7Y
By: craniotes
1

Blancpain: It's already been changed online...

Note that the description of the case on the site has changed from "Ceramised titanium" to "Satin-brushed titanium". Also, the model number for the case has changed from 5000-12C30 to 5000-1230 ; I assume that the "C" denoted the ceramised titanium. In any case, the switch was confirmed to my by a w
7Y
By: craniotes
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