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SOLD OUT: Blancpain Leman Flyback 38mm Chronograph 2185-F Steel Bracelet Box Papers 2185F
WHY THIS WATCH
In the mid-1990's Blancpain released what has become known as one of the greatest sports chronographs of all time. The Blancpain Leman Flyback 2185-F can be considered one of the best chronographs of all time for reasons we will get into shortly.
At 38mm, with a stepped bezel, the case on the Leman Flyback hits the sweet spot for a timeless case size and design. This case has some beautiful curves and is high polished throughout. On the flank we have "Blancpain" engraved, which was a controversial love it or hate it design element. Dial side we have beautifully bold Arabic numbers with a generous amount of luminous material applied.
The case contrasts perfectly with the legendary X-71 bracelet. The bracelet on this watch has become just as legendary as the watch itself. It's got a nice contrast of matte and polished finishing and is supremely comfortable.
Perhaps the primary reason this watch has become legendary is the Calibre F185 movement that drives this watch. The Calibre F185 is still one of the top automatic movements of all time. It's incredibly compact, at 26mm in diameter and 5.5mm high. This is one of the smoothest, reliable, and compact chronograph movements of all time.
When you combine the timeless case/dial design, the supremely comfortable and sexy bracelet, and one of the best chronograph movements of all time, it's no wonder this watch is highly prized among sophisticated collectors.
On the wrist, this watch fits just perfectly. 38mm is the sweet spot for sure. The dial is super legible and reminds me of some older military watches from the 1940's. I feel like this is the type of watch that just stays in your collection forever. It just hits all the right spots. The chronograph is so smooth. This watch is insanely accurate. Some days its completely dead on showing no deviation. This watch kind of reminds me of a Porsche in that it's well engineered and beautiful but it can be driven every day.
THE LITTLE DETAILSWatch was purchased from an Authorized Blancpain dealer in 1997. The watch comes with all that you see in the pictures including box, and original paperwork. The watch was serviced a few years ago at an independent watchmaker, however the owner has lost the service paperwork. The watch is in overall excellent condition with only minor wear throughout I would say the case and bracelet are around 90% with only light scratches from normal use. There is a scratch on the crystal right around the center post area, that is hard to see unless you're looking for it. The movement is keeping excellent time, with the chronograph resetting to zero and the flyback working properly.
Available for Pickup in our Showroom in Mclean, Virginia
Want to see this watch in person? We are located in Mclean Virginia off of Chain Bridge Road. We are by appointment only (no walk ins), so please shoot us an email to schedule a time and get the address.
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