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Feb 4

Blancpain Speed Command Chronograph

        A prestigious watch-making brand, headquartered in Villeret, Switzerland, Blancpain embodies one of the most fascinating legends of today’s Haute Horology, and for the watch-connoisseurs, it is not only a success story dating back to the first half of the 18th century but it is also identified with the pinnacle of Swiss luxury watch-making. Through over 250 years of exemplar existence, the brand manufactured countless timepieces of immaculate precision and stellar artisanship, which are now part of the universal cultural patrimony of the world.

        A brand, which designed some of the most beautiful and sophisticated timepieces ever created, Blancpain is internationally renowned for having one of the most exclusive clientele in this fine watch-making branch. Moreover, in order to please its demanding customers, the watchmaker introduced another outstanding timepiece, the new Blancpain Speed Command Chronograph a powerful sporty model designed for the audacious contemporary man.

        The robust construction of the watch’s case, measuring 45 mm in diameter, incorporates, up-to-date high-tech materials: carbon fiber, brushed DLC-coated steel and sapphire crystal. Its sober black hue was acquired through DLC-coating of the stainless steel, and it features vivid orange or yellow accents. Moreover, the case incorporates a bidirectional countdown rotating bezel manufactured from black sapphire, and it confers 300-meters water resistance.

        The remarkable Blancpain Speed Command Chronograph is fitted with an extremely legible checkered black carbon fiber dial that features stylish Arabic numeral hour markers also accented in yellow or orange, an interesting finish touché reminiscent of a vintage sports car’s dashboard.

        The model is animated by the high-precision Calibre F185, a self-winding fly-back chronograph movement manufactured from 308 individual parts that provides 40-hours power reserve. The sophisticated mechanism insures the following functions: central hours and minutes, second’s chronograph counter located at 6 o’clock position, a date window, also positioned at 6 o’clock, 30-minute chronograph counter, located at 3 o’clock and 12-hours chronograph respectively positioned at 9 o’clock.

        Designed to be the perfect timekeeping companion for a charismatic gentleman with an active life-style, the new Blancpain Speed Command Chronograph comes coupled with a sporty rubber-lined Barenia leather strap and it will be available for an approximate price tag of $13,650.00.

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