I was very excited when the Blancpain 2019 novelties were released and like you & others, I put in an order. A few days ago, I was ready to cancel my order with my AD. That’s how disturbed I was when I found out that Blancpain had agreed to this blog watch collaboration. I don’t have a problem with
Remember that Blancpain had made a collaboration with Revolution watch magazine 3 years ago and they made 30 Bathyscapes back then. I will be upset if Marc Hayek is selling any models to Clymer & co that overlap with the novelties that are being released later this year. Or any limited editions from
Hodnkee has done a pre-sale setup where friends of Clymer & co get to reserve/purchase the LE watch before the general public. The general public release is likely never the full lot of units available. I would guess more than a few friends are dealers and private collector guys who flip regularly.