Replica watches: The Air Command collection is inspired by a coveted 1950s Blancpain chronograph that was produced in small numbers. Following on from its predecessor, the new Air Command model features sophisticated styling and offers two different timekeeping modes: a flyback chronograph and a countdown bezel.
Born in the mid-1950s, the Air Command Chronograph is probably the rarest Blancpain watch of its time. The only extant traces of its past are the few bits of information collected sporadically at auctions, where Air Command pieces have fetched stratospheric prices, and the scattered memorabilia hoarded by descendants of the great Blancpain “family” of the 1950s. .
Joining the Blancpain collection, Blancpain’s new Air Command fully reflects the spirit of the vintage pilot’s watch. It features a flyback chronograph and a rotating countdown bezel. The flyback function is a valuable feature for pilots, allowing them with a single push to reset the current timing operation and start a new one while the chronograph is running. Perfect Fake Watches UK Shop
With a conventional chronograph, each new measurement requires three presses, on two separate pushers, to stop, reset, and restart the movement. The purpose of the countdown bezel is to indicate the time remaining until the destination is reached. Its numbers or hour markers run counterclockwise, unlike those on the bezel of a dive watch. The Blancpain Air Command also has a tachymeter scale indicating ground speed,
a 30-minute counter with three elongated markers marking three-minute increments, and a 12-hour counter.
Blancpain has chosen to highlight these indications with a deep blue color that energizes the character of the watch, infusing the perfect touch of modernity. The dial is enhanced by a fine sunray pattern, while the chronograph counters are finely set. This contrast enhances the legibility of the watch,
which is optimal for both day and night thanks to the use of the watch bezel,
which incorporates a scratch-resistant ceramic insert that matches the color of the dial.
To further intensify the emotions evoked by a watch of this nature, Blancpain has fitted both sides of its Air Command model with a sapphire “glass box” crystal, a strong aesthetic element of the 1950s models. Best Quality Luxury Replica Watches
The back of the watch reveals the Manufacture F388B movement (a variant of the F385),
distinguished by a free-spring silicon balance wheel that oscillates at a frequency of 5 Hz. The design reflects Blancpain’s philosophy of precision and robustness. The free-sprung flywheel and spring set with inertia screws are designed to facilitate fine adjustments and increase shock resistance. Compared to general-purpose metal balance springs,
the silicon balance spring is insensitive to magnetic fields and ensures greater precision throughout the power reserve. The 5 Hz frequency not only contributes to improved accuracy,
but also allows for a clear division of seconds into 1/10 intervals.
The F388B movement comprises a column wheel system with a highly advanced Blancpain replica vertical clutch that ensures perfect starting and stopping without the jerkiness that occasionally occurs with horizontal constructions. It is self-winding and is topped by an openwork gold oscillating weight with a snailed finish identical to that of the caliber bridges. This aesthetic coherence is accentuated by the color of the rotor, which matches that of the watch case.
Available in red gold or grade 23 titanium, a high-end variety rarely used in watchmaking,
the 42.5mm-diameter case is water resistant to 3 bar (approximately 30 meters). Alternating between satin and polished surfaces,
such as on the outer edges of the horns and the contact surfaces of the push buttons,
it reveals a refinement that confirms the prestigious character of the new Air Command. The model is combined with a blue calfskin leather strap with white stitching that completes the sporty look of this pilot’s watch.