One of the signature 40mm Leman series models was undoubtedly the GMT Reveil reference 2041. In this essay we will take a closer look at the two regular collection stainless steel versions with black or white dial, but also include two existing rare iterations in the same metal and a detour into the titanium versions.Continue reading “Flashback: Leman GMT Reveil”
During the first decade of the 21st century Blancpain made numerous special editions for some authorized dealers, predominantly within the Leman line and many of them in the USA. Here’s a very rare one, the 2006 20th Anniversary Leman GMT Reveil for the South Florida dealer East Coast Jewelry.Continue reading “Flashback: the Leman GMT Reveil East Coast Jewelry”
With the new millennium Blancpain decided to give their sporty yet elegant timepieces a new name: from now on they were called Leman series. And this change came along with a remarkable makeover of the collection, offering a broad variety of 40mm timepieces.
Today let’s get up close with the Blancpain Villeret GMT Reveil reference 6640, the only version of the well known travel and agenda watch that is still in the Blancpain catalogue.
… but (to me) no less desirable since it has grown on me a lot and one week ago entered my modest collection…
Last weekend I had the pleasure to follow Blancpain’s invitation to visit the greatest GT3 event of the year, the 70th(!) 24h of Spa Franchorchamps with 63 cars from 13 different manufacturers.
Blancpain is the namegiving sponsor of the racing series since many years now and the highlight of season was a perfect opportunity to invite guests from various countries to enjoy exciting motorsports, beautiful timepieces and unrivaled hospitality.
Let’s take a look around at the Blancpain hospitaliy to give you an idea: