Let us also remember the old mechanical clocks that made this type of watch so popular. Let’s move closer with this Short Review of this Blancpain Air Command.
By now everyone must have noticed that the old-fashioned clocks are very aggressive. Almost every watchmaker has released their own models since yesterday. However, of all the flying watches out there, few bring back images of the post-WW2 era as a smaller Air Command watch from Blancpain. The new color is equally beautiful but different from the original.
This watch has a 42.5mm stainless steel case with a clear sapphire crystal on the back that gives you the opportunity to see a beautiful finished finish. The bezel wraps around both sides and has an edge.
Dial is a dark black and has well-printed white moments, seconds, and sections of the second song. One thing that differentiates between this small and original design is that in the most recent version, the word ‘Flyback’ is printed in white on the top at 6 p.m.
The clock dial has a reference number AC01-1130-63A with brightly colored instruments that glow green in the light. This bright filling is used by hand-drawn pencils, bold stencil-colored numbers, as well as on indices and minute markers of a round, double-sided bezel. The middle hand of the musical instrument is the second hand of the chronograph. There is a 30-minute record at 3 a.m. and a 12-hour record at 9 a.m. These small notes combine the numbers 2, 4, 7, and 8 o’clock and draw a small round piece from the numbers.
In the collection teams, there is a lot of controversy over the details of first The Air Command watch, many believe, was operated by 222 photos to walk. However, this new version of Blancpain Air Command has all-new sudden movement. And in the house Blancpain F388B Type with a clear chronograph with a vertical connector. These are great beating an autonomous sensor with a frequency of 5Hz or 36,000 similar to the previously known Zenith El Primero chronograph movement.
One of the most striking features of its movement is the rotor design that makes it self-propelled. It has a weight of 18kt white gold on top of it like rotors on very high clocks; however, it was also designed to look like an airplane with wooden panels and a middle gold nail fastened with stainless steel straps. The perimeter of the bottom also has the shape of an airstrip.
The Air Command has a brown cowhide belt with the vintage shape. It is soft to the touch and comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time. The strap is fastened with a stainless steel pin with the Blancpain logo.
This watch has a flyback chronograph, this is a clock stop function that allows it to be reset to zero position and press a button. The chronograph is operated using stainless steel wipes on the right side of the case above and below the curved crown.
This watch was carefully designed and has a new interest in detail. Each thread of this watch looks like a hundred years, a thousand years different. However, anything that makes this watch a ‘tick’ is only temporary in terms of foresight.
This small print is a new revision of the 1950s Blancpain Air Command that was shipped to the US Air Force. Few are present and usually carry a good coin in the mall. Most importantly, you don’t have to be Eddie Rickenbacker or Curtis LeMay to wear one of them.
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