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New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 4:36 am

Blancpain just announced some new 'Heritage' pieces that are re-creations of some highly sought after vintage pieces.

The Air Command - 42.5mm, LE of 500 pcs

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The Fifty Fathoms Barakuda - 40.3mn

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Fifty Fathoms 'Nageurs de Combat' - 45mm, brushed case, LE of 300 pcs

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Lots more info here:

https://www.watchprosite.com/blancpain/ ... 0834336/0/

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 4:47 am

That baradakakakakaka is pretty cool looking.

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Post by aikiman44 » Fri May 17, 2019 4:52 am

Love ‘em both.
"We'd better synchronize our watches."

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 4:56 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:47 am
That baradakakakakaka is pretty cool looking.
That's my favorite of the bunch.

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by stonehead887 » Fri May 17, 2019 4:58 am

The Baracuda looks great but what cant the likes of BP have a dail coloured date wheel? It looks so out of place

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Post by pbj204 » Fri May 17, 2019 5:00 am

I want them all. I bet they'll all be impossible to get though.

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 5:01 am

pbj204 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:00 am
I want them all. I bet they'll all be impossible to get though.
BP isn’t Rolex or PP. if you’re serious, I bet you can get one if you act now.

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 5:12 am

stonehead887 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:58 am
The Baracuda looks great but what cant the likes of BP have a dail coloured date wheel? It looks so out of place

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It follows the design of the original.

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 5:26 am

logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:12 am
stonehead887 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:58 am
The Baracuda looks great but what cant the likes of BP have a dail coloured date wheel? It looks so out of place

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It follows the design of the original.

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That date looks yellowed to me. If you go with yellow lume, you shouldn’t do a white date.

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Post by dukerules » Fri May 17, 2019 5:26 am

Those are all incredible.

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 5:41 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:26 am
logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:12 am
stonehead887 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:58 am
The Baracuda looks great but what cant the likes of BP have a dail coloured date wheel? It looks so out of place

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It follows the design of the original.

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That date looks yellowed to me. If you go with yellow lume, you shouldn’t do a white date.

The complaint was that the date disk didn't match the dial color. I'm just pointing out that it didn't on the original either.

I'm guessing that the date disk on the original was white when it was new and yellowed a bit with time. I suppose BP could have gone with an off white date to simulate its aging as well, but it still wouldn't match the dial color.

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 5:45 am

logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:41 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:26 am
logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:12 am
stonehead887 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:58 am
The Baracuda looks great but what cant the likes of BP have a dail coloured date wheel? It looks so out of place

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
It follows the design of the original.

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That date looks yellowed to me. If you go with yellow lume, you shouldn’t do a white date.

The complaint was that the date disk didn't match the dial color. I'm just pointing out that it didn't on the original either.

I'm guessing that the date disk on the original was white when it was new and yellowed a bit with time. I suppose BP could have gone with an off white date to simulate its aging as well, but it still wouldn't match the dial color.
I agree on all counts. I do think a cream date wheel would have been really nice.

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by JBZ » Fri May 17, 2019 5:55 am

They all look good - the Barakuda in particular.
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Post by hoppyjr » Fri May 17, 2019 6:04 am

Looks like both are about $20k each. They also announced this 45mm model.

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Post by RALAustin » Fri May 17, 2019 6:51 am

Love the barramudi, but man I wish they would come up with a third BPFF case in the 41.5mm or 42mm range with 20mm lugs. My BPIII OC is just a tad too small, and my 45mm ones are just a tad too big, and annoying with very narrow 23mm lugs.

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 7:39 am

Liking the Air Command quite a bit...

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Post by Nellipj » Fri May 17, 2019 8:05 am

logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:39 am
Liking the Air Command quite a bit...

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Yep, that’s a winner :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by AtomicTom » Fri May 17, 2019 9:48 am

Boy oh boy Andrew, is it me? Or does it seem like watch companies are
pulling out all the stops more, and more?! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Just seems like every company, or brand has more up their sleeves
every month, or even week. ..I mean we used to expect to see cool
things at the various watch shows. But now we see amazing watches,
and hear great news all of the time !

Love it Andrew, along with these new Blancpains !!! Thanks so much !

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 10:01 am

AtomicTom wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 9:48 am
Boy oh boy Andrew, is it me? Or does it seem like watch companies are
pulling out all the stops more, and more?! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Just seems like every company, or brand has more up their sleeves
every month, or even week. ..I mean we used to expect to see cool
things at the various watch shows. But now we see amazing watches,
and hear great news all of the time !

Love it Andrew, along with these new Blancpains !!! Thanks so much !
Sure, Tom.

I think it's relatively easy to 'pull out all the stops' when you have a rich back catalog of great designs to raid. It's a smart strategy, most of the old designs are so much better than the new ones.

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 10:07 am

Geez, this is nice. Not cheap at about $19K, though...

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by demer03 » Fri May 17, 2019 10:10 am

‘Kuda for the win. It’s pretty
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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by AtomicTom » Fri May 17, 2019 10:11 am

logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:01 am
AtomicTom wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 9:48 am
Boy oh boy Andrew, is it me? Or does it seem like watch companies are
pulling out all the stops more, and more?! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Just seems like every company, or brand has more up their sleeves
every month, or even week. ..I mean we used to expect to see cool
things at the various watch shows. But now we see amazing watches,
and hear great news all of the time !

Love it Andrew, along with these new Blancpains !!! Thanks so much !
Sure, Tom.

I think it's relatively easy to 'pull out all the stops' when you have a rich back catalog of great designs to raid. It's a smart strategy, most of the old designs are so much better than the new ones.
It's a terrific point Andrew ! ..Watch brands, or companies have so many
classics to look back on for inspiration. It's awesome ! :headbang: Then at
the same time will always be coming up with new ideas, along with models.

What a hobby !!! :thumbsup: :)

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 10:40 am

logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:07 am
Geez, this is nice. Not cheap at about $19K, though...

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Just based on looks, I'd rather have that for $19k than a modern Daytona from everyone's best buddy DavidSW at $25k.

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 10:47 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:40 am
logan2z wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 10:07 am
Geez, this is nice. Not cheap at about $19K, though...

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Just based on looks, I'd rather have that for $19k than a modern Daytona from everyone's best buddy DavidSW at $25k.
+1, no contest IMHO

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Re: New 'Heritage' Blancpains

Post by jimyritz » Fri May 17, 2019 10:49 am

Air Command-- love it and 42.M case.

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