The 2023 novelties so far

It’s time to open the annual novelties overview for 2023. Just like in the past years we will learn about the Blancpain novelties at different points throughout the year. With 2023 being the important 70th anniversary of the Fifty Fathoms I expect a lot of exciting new timepieces to be shared with the official press releases here. This overview will be updated whenever new models are released, and as usual I will try to do my best to provide hands-on photos of all new timepieces as soon as possible.

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The Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1 (Jan 2023)

2023 is the year Blancpain celebrates the 70th anniversary of their iconic dive watch. Throughout the year several new timepieces are expected, and on January 2 the first one, named Act 1 of the year, has been announced by the manufacture: the Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary ref 5010-1130 in a brand new 42.3mm stainless steel case.

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The watch comes as a limited edition in 3 series (I for EMEA, II for Asia Pacific, III for the Americas) with 70 pieces each. The FF 70th Anniversary will be sold exclusively through the Blancpain website (or WeChat in China) on January 10, 14.00 CET.

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You can read more on this exciting first release for the Fifty Fathoms Anniversary here in the blog.

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The annual Villeret Chinese Traditional Calendar (Dec 2022)

For the upcoming Chinese New Year Blancpain introduces a limited to 50 pieces platinum Villeret Calendrier Chinois Traditionel with a white Grand Feu enamel dial, this year highlighting the sign of the water rabbit.

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Here are the press release and the technical sheet, you find the timepiece here on the Blancpain website.

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The 2023 Saint Valentine (Dec 2022)

Another long time tradition is the annual Saint Valentine edition, for 2023 it is a premiere with the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe being the basis for the limited to 99 pieces edition:

The 38mm Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe offers visual highlights with the colorfurl applied indices, the special seconds hand and the rotor signature.

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All photos, press releases and technical sheets are copyright Blancpain.

This overview will be updated frequently.

Cheers

Henrik

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