Blancpain Dive Watches
In October of 2015, the monthly giveaway watch was a Squale 2002 Collection 1000 Meter Automatic Dive watch. The winner was James H. from Norton, Massachusetts, USA, and after enjoying his new timepiece, he has shared with us a watch winner review for you. According to James and all the other watch winners who share their experiences with the world. And don't forget to enter here for a chance to win this month's giveaway for a TAG Heuer watch and Indianapolis 500 Race experience. Here is James' review:
Dive watches tend to be among the chunkier types of timepieces, which has often made it hard to find one small enough to be suitable for most ladies’ wrists — whether you’re choosing for yourself or as a gift for that special someone above and below the water. It gets even more complicated if you prefer a mechanical movement. When a Rolex Submariner unquestionably looks great on a woman’s wrist as well as a man’s, some manufacturers do in fact offer smaller versions of their dive watch models.
When it comes to Swiss dive watches, this blue chrono from Blancpain is hard to ignore. The case is matte grey ceramic (highly cool, right?) and the blue dial looks vivid even in dim light. It houses the same in-house flyback chronograph movement as its black sibling and wears really well. The only downside is that the 250-piece limited edition is likely already sold out. $20,200
Dressed in an emblematic blue, Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback is a limited edition of 250 pieces to mark Blancpain's marine preservation initiatives.And the blue colour theme extends from the dial to the unidirectional satin-brushed grey ceramic bezel with blue ceramic insert and liquid metal indexes.
It can be said with certainly that watch collectors are keen on dive watches.And rare dive watches are even more appealing. This Fifty Fathoms is a rare creation from a Swiss factory for a century-old American watchmaker, and you can count the number made on one hand.
Some time ago, WatchTime New York event offered at least 30 additional very good reasons to visit the show at Gotham Hall. And just in case you missed it, here is a comprehensive overview of what the sponsoring brands had on display (from A to Z):
Ball Watch Co. showed most of its current collection; among the brand’s comprehensive range of dive watches was the recently relaunched Skindiver II
Recently Blancpain worked together with globally renowned diver and naturalist Laurent Ballesta, researchers from the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, scientists from the Museum of National History and the French National Research Institute. The group went to South Africa on a 40 day deep water diving expedition to meet with a legendary living fossil. The Coelacanth, measures two metres long and was thought to have become extinct about 70 million years ago, until it was discovered alive in 1938.