Introducing: The Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph Restricted Version (Stay Pics, Pricing)

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It then goes on to say, “Nevertheless, as a few of the Air instructions have Blancpain-signed actions, it’s attainable that examples just like the one offered right here have solely been assembled and fitted with a Valjoux 222 after the sell-off of the circumstances, dials, bezels and pushers and arms.” Whereas the origins of the unique Air Command appear to be destined to stay a thriller (albeit if we had information from the period, many passionate collectors would probably be disadvantaged of the pleasure of arguing with one another) it was a good-looking flyback chronograph, with traditional mid-century instrument-timepiece attractiveness, and Blancpain has when it comes to cosmetics, stayed very near the unique.  Certainly, from the dial facet, at first look it could be tough to differentiate one from the opposite. The brand new-for-2019 mannequin could be very barely bigger than the unique (42mm, vs. 42.50 for the brand new mannequin). The Arabics are bigger within the new mannequin (as is the crown), the phrase “Flyback” is current in a really subdued vogue on the brand new man, and naturally, the distinction in chronograph pusher positioning offers away the newer motion, however taken as an entire, it is a fairly devoted replica, proper right down to the elongated Three-minute markers within the 30 minute register.


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