Blancpain AquaLung: A Pictorial

by Michael Sandler

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The Statistics

Case

Case Composition: Stainless steel, brushed, Blancpain name engraved on side
Crystal: Domed sapphire, glareproofed
Caseback: Screwed in, stainless steel with sapphire insert
Crown: Screwed down
Case Diameter: 37.8 millimeters
Case Thickness (incl. crystal): 9.8 millimeters
Case Length (lug-end to lug-end): 42.0 millimeters
Distance between lugs: 20.0 millimeters
Strap Composition: Natural rubber, hand stitched
Buckle: Stainless steel, deployant, with dual pushbutton release
Buckle size: 16 millimeters

Dial/Hands

Available colors: Black only
Markers: Luminescent, 18K white gold, applied
Hands: Luminescent, 18K white gold, plated with rhodium
Additional Indications: Date at 3

Movement

Calibre: Blancpain Calibre 1151 by Frederic Piguet
Diameter: 26.80 millimeters (12 lignes)
Thickness: 3.25 millimeters
Number of Components: 185
Balance: Cupro-beryllium, annular
Winding: Automatic (18K gold rotor)
Vibrations per Hour: 21,600
Adjustment: 5 positions
Power Reserve: Approx. 100 hours (2 barrels)
Number of Jewels: 29

General

Retail Price: US$5,700 on rubber strap

US$7,000 on steel bracelet

Edition Size: 1,999 units

 


The Pictures


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The Basics

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Other Pictures of the Watch (Dial Side)

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The Back of the Case and Movement

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The Water Pictures

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Close-Ups

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Some Final Dial Shots

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