Blancpain has just introduced a model called the Speed Command Chronograph. It is presented in a 45 mm diameter case made of a satin brushed DLC treated stainless steel that. It features Blancpain’s signature sapphire bezel, in this case, it is of the bi-directional variety. The dial is made of carbon fiber and the black chrono has a choice of yellow (pictured above) or orange accents.

As for the movement, it is a Calibre F185, a 308-part mechanical self-winding chronograph with a 40-hour power reserve. It has hours, minutes and small seconds at 6 o’clock. It also has a window-type date display as well as central chronograph seconds hand and 30 minute and 12 hour counters as well. Lastly the chronograph movement has a flyback function.

A few other notable features are a sloping inner dial ring with a tachometric scale and hour, minute hands and the central chronograph seconds with touches of red Superluminova. Water resistance is 300 meters.

Posted by:Jason Pitsch

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