Live from Time to Move: Blancpain Novelties with quick impressions and live pics.

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We start with the Novelties. We were presented with the ladies Villaret Collection 33mm case. With a new font for the date. In SS and RG with and without diamonds.

A mille maille metal bracelet is also available in SS and RG produced by Simon Menbrez who makes Blancpain cases and bracelet. Prices range from S$12,800 up.

A new hour moonphase in a larger case (33mm) is also released in SS and RG. Price S$15,300 and S$25,200.

Next the Villaret Collection for men sees also a evolving sizes, now 40mm.

The classic Ultra Thin manual now 40mm case in red gold. S$14,000 in SS and S$27,400 in RG w deployant buckle.

Power reserve in the back. Double barrel, 100 hours power reserve. 21,600 bph. Caliber 11A4B.

Villaret Full calendar GMT 40mm in S$16,600 in SS and S$39,900.

New also the Fifty Fathoms. Reissue of the 2007 version. Now in Ti, black bezel and dial. S$23,900.

Now with open back case. 300m antimagnetic. 45mm case.

Fifty Fathoms Combat Swimmers, with the French elite force, similar to the SEALs. With the 7 on the dial as this for frogman, the diving gear used 100% pure oxygen for dives shallower than 7m for faster decompression. Diving deeper than 7m w 100% O2 is dangerous and may cost death. S$21,400 LE300.

The reissue of Barracuda, almost a faithful reproduction of the originals in 1968. LE 500 pieces. S$19,500.

Another reissue: the Air Command done in 1957 for the US Army but was not selected though the Colombian Army selected it in the late 1950s. Flyback Chronograph. LE 500. S$27,400.

And the back

Peter Chong


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