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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Act 3 release date

  1. NGO1 Sep 22, 2023

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    Teaser is already on IG, and invites are sent out. Act 3 will be announced on Sep 23. It looks like Blancpain will finally reissue the original 1953. I’m hoping for a 40mm case, although lots of rumblings of 42mm. (I’ll pass at 42mm. Very happy with my 40mm Barakuda).

    Act 1 and 2 were, meh, I didn’t see much relation to 70th anniversary of FF. I knew they are saving the best for last. Rumors retail to be $18k. I’m currently first reservation holder with a deposit. But boutique manager has zero clue how exclusive Act3 will be. If it’s an ultra exclusive release and only offer them to top clients, I won’t make the cut.

    Anyone else following these releases?

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  2. Watch my Whisky Sep 22, 2023

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    Blancpain is desperate to be taken seriously.
     
  3. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Sep 22, 2023

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  4. w154 Sep 22, 2023

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  6. NGO1 Sep 22, 2023

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    Looks to be carbon/ceramic case and maybe movement?
     
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  7. eugeneandresson 'I used a hammer, a chisel, and my fingers' Sep 22, 2023

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    Most Swiss cheese is actually hole-less…

    Nicely orchestrated hype-build-up with the SwatchPain timing too…
     
  8. spacemission Sep 22, 2023

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    I prefer the morbier.

    It's blancpain x swatch.
     
  9. ErichKeane Sep 22, 2023

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    He commented on WUS a few times pretty immaturely in a thread about that article. He apparently was live-editing without cite for a while as folks were identifying the obviously wrong parts of the article (and got super defensive about the obvious lack of evidence for his thoughts).
     
  10. BLOW UP Sep 22, 2023

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    Really love the original..
    But $18,000.. That seems very steep..
    I'm guessing at that price it'll be a precious metal??
     
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  11. NGO1 Sep 22, 2023

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    last 2 limited editions (in steel) MilSpec and Barakuda were $15k. That was several years ago. $18k is a low estimate for this release. Case looks to be carbon/ceramic.
     
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  12. abrod520 Sep 22, 2023

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    I have been thoroughly bored by Blancpain's releases so far, and if this is even the slightest bit over 42mm I will continue to be. I don't have much faith in whoever's running Blancpain.
     
  13. NGO1 Sep 22, 2023

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    seems they are allergic to 40. Case material in teaser left me cold. If it’s a black carbon ceramic case, I’ll pass and hunt for an original. I initially thought/hope a straight reissue of original FF.
     
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  14. abrod520 Sep 22, 2023

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    I actually think the Bathyscaphe line looks all right, but it's so unnecessarily large that it leaves a ridiculous amount of open space on the dial. If their lineup was 40-42mm and they integrated the date better, it'd be all right. (Still overpriced though)
     
  15. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Sep 22, 2023

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    I’m curious to see what it will be. But I’m holding out for a Swatch x Longines. :p
     
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  16. NGO1 Sep 22, 2023

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    Im willing to camp overnight when this happens.

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  17. BLOW UP Sep 23, 2023

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    Wow, I had no idea they were nearly double the price of a Submariner; I Love the original 50 Fathoms but not so keen on the current model/s.. but for circa 18k I think Air Command is significantly better value for money, and it has those beautiful original style lugs and relatively flat bezel.

    I did look at the new Tornek Rayville when it was released, but wasn't so keen on the strange moisture-meter-shaped disc in gray and black, and would have expected an ETA movement or similar Swiss movement rather than a Japanese movement.
     
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  18. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Sep 23, 2023

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    Pity that’s never happening. The Swatch Crash would heve been brilliant. Kudos to whoever came up with this!
     
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  19. YY77 Sep 23, 2023

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    So it's a 555 LE chf 30k 41.3mm bronze gold watch;

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  20. DrmexicoII Sep 23, 2023

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    How much?!