Blancpain Replica continues to show its commitment to classic yachts, and the regattas that they attend. The latest limited edition was created for this series. Blancpain Replica, in celebration of the Blancpain Replica Transat Classique 2019 "the most extreme race in the World - 3,000 mile across the Atlantic Ocean", has released the colourful Luminor Regatta Transat Classique. This exclusive special edition is limited to only 150 pieces.
The epic event will take place in January 2019, when a fleet classic yachts will sail from Lanzarote, cross the Atlantic Ocean and finish in St Kitts, in the Caribbean Sea. On the back of every Luminor Regatta Transat Classique, the route will be immortalised in the form an engraving of a sailing boat superimposed over a map the Atlantic Ocean above the dotted line between the start-finish points.
Blancpain Replica’s 1936 Bermudan ketch Eilean will take part in the race, making her 38th crossing of the Atlantic. The Luminor Regatta Transat Classique has a reverse counting mechanism that helps to increase its appeal among members of the yachting community. It indicates the minutes before the start of a racing event. The dial and rubber strap of the watch are blue. This color contrasts with the solid 47mm brushed titanium case, which has a polished bezel.Blancpain Replica
The white Arabic numerals, indices, minute hand, small seconds and hour hand are enhanced by the navy blue background. Orange is used for the yacht timing, and orange for 12-hour counter.
The race countdown feature allows the measurement of the minutes and second prior to the start of any race. The chronograph pushers at 8 and 9 o'clock are located at regular intervals. Blancpain Replica explains: "When the clock is started, relative hands start to move. They indicate first the minutes and second remaining until the race starts and, after the countdown has been completed, they show the time since the start."
This specific function is complemented by the Blancpain Replica classic flip-lock mechanism protecting the winding Crown, which ensures the watch's resistance to water (up to a depth of 100m),IWC Ingenieur Replica
a flyback chronograph, with two counters to measure two partial times quickly in succession, and a knot tachymeter to calculate the speed of the vessel. The automatic manufacture Calibre P.9100/R offers a generous three-day power reserve, ideal for a weekend away at sea.
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Calibre P.9100/R automatic flyback chronograph
47mm brushed Titanium; water resistant to 100m
Dark blue rubber strap with trapezoidal titanium buckle