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    new release from Blancpain>>

    This is rather good looking - or is it just yet another 'special edition'?

    Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III



    ref: https://watch-insider.com/blancpain/...ommitment-iii/

    40mm limited to 250 pieces. Price on request.

    Martyn

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    Looks nice - but we could see Blancpain milking the 40mm size for a while. Also 250 is not a lot of pieces, could be one for the privileged few.....

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    $17,100 according to Hodinkee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanm_3 View Post
    $17,100 according to Hodinkee.
    Ouchio!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33JS View Post
    Ouchio!
    Must be the bracelet pushing the price up a bit...

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    I would have been up for some of that but not at that price, it's just stupid, should have priced it at Sub money and not made it a limited run

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.L View Post
    Must be the bracelet pushing the price up a bit...
    A bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    I would have been up for some of that but not at that price, it's just stupid, should have priced it at Sub money and not made it a limited run
    Agree, mental!

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.L View Post
    Must be the bracelet pushing the price up a bit...
    I thought it came with a sailcloth strap and a NATO.

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    I think it's pretty shocking not having a bracelet included at that price - seems to be the trend of late though

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    That's very expensive, and actually makes the Mil-Spec look cheap (which it most certainly wasn't). Not impressed with the pricing strategy at all - shame, because I love Blancpain as a brand.

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    I'd love to own a 40mm Blancpain dive watch, the FF is just too big for me, I've tried one on a few times and it just doesn't work despite me wanting it to.

    Agreed at that money i'd expect a beautifully engineered bracelet as well as the NATO and Sailcloth thrown in

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    That is lot of money for something that doesn't seem particularly impressive. So 1k goes to a charitable cause, but that seems pretty insignificant in terms of what they're charging.

    'Ocean Commitment' is at a jaunty angle atop the globe too:


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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    That is lot of money for something that doesn't seem particularly impressive. So 1k goes to a charitable cause, but that seems pretty insignificant in terms of what they're charging.

    'Ocean Commitment' is at a jaunty angle atop the globe too:

    My thoughts exactly - shockingly badly executed text on the logo and it actually makes me uncomfortable to see it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanguard View Post
    I would have been up for some of that but not at that price, it's just stupid, should have priced it at Sub money and not made it a limited run
    It's never going to be Sub money.

    When I bought my 50th Anniversary 50 Fathoms it was £8150! The 2003 50th Anniversary green Subs were £2650!

    I'd have preferred this watch a lot more in a very dark green or black.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post

    'Ocean Commitment' is at a jaunty angle...
    Ouch, once seen...!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsmck View Post
    I thought it came with a sailcloth strap and a NATO.

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    Indeed.

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    They may have been speaking to Bremont about how best to stick one up you with maximum penetration....

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggie747 View Post
    They may have been speaking to Bremont about how best to stick one up you with maximum penetration....
    Strange similarity - but then Omega and others have been at it for a while now with the ‘Limited editions’ except they do not produce such editions in small runs. Brietling seem to go for runs of 300, Zenith 1000 for their Ltd Editions. But at least their pricing is not at the same level as these guys.

    Martyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    It's never going to be Sub money.
    Quite.

    Does look expensive though.

    I'll stick with this one

    Andy

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    Asked the local AD about this one and they are all gone. I assume this is the UK allocation but didn't check. I knew I wouldn't buy it but just interested in whether they were selling.

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    In Milan at the minute and seen two available at different ADs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanm_3 View Post
    $17,100 according to Hodinkee.
    That's a lot of white pain! [And I've always hated MY charity money being used for a charity chosen by a company to try to gain it Brownie points.]
    Last edited by WatchIng; 10th August 2018 at 13:45.

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    Looking pretty hideous on that horrible nylon strap thing!

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    Looking at it it's quite nice and somewhat controversially it seems, I also think it's well priced. With the 1151 calibre it will have the same capabilities as the base calibre for the Breguet Marine, and as it's Blancpain I would expect hand finished anglage and black polishing on the movement. It's priced less than the titanium Breguet Marine, and is quite a bit cheaper than a PP Aquanaut.

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    It looks rather gaudy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33JS View Post
    Ouch, once seen...!!!
    Yip! That’s just ruined the watch for me

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