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    Default Blancpain Air Command

    I was going to post this on our "Most desirable military chronographs" thread but I thought that it deserved one of its own...

    I'm not sure that these were actually issued? I recall reading somewhere that several were taken to the U.S. bases in Germany for testing(?) or for private sales to pilots? Can anyone remember the true story?

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    Dunno... I have read and forgotten more about Blanpain watches than any other... it is however very cool....


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    Default BP Air Command

    This watch is #1 on my all time wishlist. I even would sell / trade one of my cars for this watch.
    BP built great watches at that time. But now they've lost control over themselves, I think.

    I went into a Blancpain AD shop in The Hague (overhere in Holland) where young, fashionably dressed men with white gloves hand you a BP like it's the one of the Crown Jewels. That's not what I want!!

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    One of the most beautiful chronos ever made... I wish too Menno.

    According to Achim, there were 50 pieces issued to a USAF Helicopter squad in Germany. No markings and no definite confirmation/records from Blancpain.

    If one can't afford the real deal, Corvus I believe will be making a homage to the AC



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    They're meant to be, but nothing has been forthcoming from Corvus in quite a while WRT to the AC homage.

    I love these watches and didn't realise (as I'm catching up on Feb threads) that there was a separate chrono thread. Now I have to go back and re-evaluate!

    But the BPAC is the ne plus ultra (or as we say in Hawai'i "no ka oi") for me in vintage chronos, issued or not. Love that watch
    Cheers all, Colin

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