Refined excellence: the Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel platinum

Last year Blancpain introduced the Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel in stainless steel with white dial and rose gold with opaline dial, now there’s a mesmerizing version in platinum with a stunning blue dial.

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Hands-on with the Blancpain novelties (3): the sports watches

Blancpain introduced three new regular models in the Fifty Fathoms line, the Fifty Fathoms Grande Date, the Bathyscaphe Quantieme Annuel and the Bathyscaphe Quantieme Complet.

Let’s take a look at the Fifty Fathoms Grande Date first. Executed in brushed titanium, it is the first watch in the FF line to feature the instant changing big date we know since 2005 when it was first introduced in the Leman Aqua Lung Grande Date.

The Fifty Fathoms Grande Date has a very distinct look to it, which is also emphasized by the numerals 3 and 9 being left out from the dial. It comes on either a sailcloth strap or a Nato strap, which would be my personal choice. A titanium bracelet is not planned as of yet. The watch is a real beauty, not easy to capture in photos, though.

Here are some impressions:

Fifty Fathoms Grande Date

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Wrist shots of the Blancpain Bathyscaphe Ceramic grey/blue

After having seen the grey ceramic Bathyscaphe in the Munich Boutique a couple of weeks ago, this one left me sleepless, so I had to do something about it 🙂

Here are some welcome shots, revealing the different shades of blue and how surprisingly well the grey ceramic case accompanies the dial in its transformation:

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