Blancpain Le Man Day/Night

Regular price
$5,950
Regular price
Sale price
$5,950
REF 2160-1130M-71
Automatic
38 MM
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SKU AS04665
ref 2160-1130M-71
case size 38 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Avant-Garde
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 20
Includes Includes stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed deployant clasp.
REF 2160-1130M-71
Automatic
38 MM
– Show less
SKU AS04665
ref 2160-1130M-71
case size 38 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Avant-Garde
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 20 MM
Includes Includes stainless steel multi-link bracelet with signed deployant clasp.

Why We Love it

Although it literally translates as 'White Bread' , Blancpain's complicated wristwatches are anything but.

Take this Le Man Day/Night Moonphase. Dating to the early 2000s, it perfectly characterizes an almost intangible Blancpain flavor - something that you can't quite explain, yet is instantly recognizable as the work of a very specific maison.

This particular example features a 38mm steel case with glossy black dial, matching sword handset, stylized luminous Arabic indices, and a moonphase indicator at 9:00.  It also features a second time display at 12:00, date at 3:00 and a subsidiary seconds register at 6:00.  It comes fitted to a multi-link steel bracelet with a hidden butterfly clasp, signed by Blancpain.

Timepieces such as this combine elements of style and manufacturing quality that lend themselves to the same timeless qualities we seek in our vintage collection - at great value for a modern wristwatch!

Overall Condition

Case is in excellent, near mint condition overall showing only faint signs of handling wear. Luminous black gloss dial is in as-new condition with matching handset. Signed crown.

Brand Story

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Blancpain, the esteemed Swiss manufacturer that opened its doors in 1735 (and the oldest surviving watchmaker in the world), is known globally for crafting some of the most elegant pocket and dress wristwatches in history. Many of these pieces are brilliant works of horological art, and as a category are worthy of in-depth study and analysis. Since the firm’s acquisition by the modern forerunner of the Swatch Group in 1992, it has become synonymous with dazzling and complicated dress pieces, many of which are produced in precious metals.

But Blancpain's other genius — and what has arguably ensured their legacy — is the entrant into the world of purpose-built tool watches, and the industry's prototypical modern diver's watch: the legendary Fifty Fathoms. The genesis of this legendary timepiece has its roots in post-World War II France, where Captain Bob Maloubier (previously of the Special Operations Executive) and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud were tasked with setting up the French combat diver commando unit. The two approached Blancpain in the pursuit of a specialized diver’s watch — the design of which Maloubier drew up himself — and the Fifty Fathoms was born.a

Later adopted by the militaries of Germany and the United States, the Fifty Fathoms now forms the core of Blancpain’s dive watch collection, having spawned myriad iterations over the years, including complicated and chronograph versions. It is the savoir faire necessary to produce such disparate products as an elegant gold moon phase and a steel combat diver’s watch that makes Blancpain such a fascinating company, and a compelling product to collect.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Make it yours will fit standard 20mm watches

Ralstra® Desk Diver Strap - Wash Blue
Regular price
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Regular price
Sale price
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Blancpain Le Man Day/Night

Blancpain Le Man Day/Night

Regular price
$5,950
Regular price
Sale price
$5,950
Blancpain Le Man Day/Night

Why We Love it

Although it literally translates as 'White Bread' , Blancpain's complicated wristwatches are anything but.

Take this Le Man Day/Night Moonphase. Dating to the early 2000s, it perfectly characterizes an almost intangible Blancpain flavor - something that you can't quite explain, yet is instantly recognizable as the work of a very specific maison.

This particular example features a 38mm steel case with glossy black dial, matching sword handset, stylized luminous Arabic indices, and a moonphase indicator at 9:00.  It also features a second time display at 12:00, date at 3:00 and a subsidiary seconds register at 6:00.  It comes fitted to a multi-link steel bracelet with a hidden butterfly clasp, signed by Blancpain.

Timepieces such as this combine elements of style and manufacturing quality that lend themselves to the same timeless qualities we seek in our vintage collection - at great value for a modern wristwatch!

Overall Condition

Case is in excellent, near mint condition overall showing only faint signs of handling wear. Luminous black gloss dial is in as-new condition with matching handset. Signed crown.

Brand Story

+
Blancpain, the esteemed Swiss manufacturer that opened its doors in 1735 (and the oldest surviving watchmaker in the world), is known globally for crafting some of the most elegant pocket and dress wristwatches in history. Many of these pieces are brilliant works of horological art, and as a category are worthy of in-depth study and analysis. Since the firm’s acquisition by the modern forerunner of the Swatch Group in 1992, it has become synonymous with dazzling and complicated dress pieces, many of which are produced in precious metals.

But Blancpain's other genius — and what has arguably ensured their legacy — is the entrant into the world of purpose-built tool watches, and the industry's prototypical modern diver's watch: the legendary Fifty Fathoms. The genesis of this legendary timepiece has its roots in post-World War II France, where Captain Bob Maloubier (previously of the Special Operations Executive) and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud were tasked with setting up the French combat diver commando unit. The two approached Blancpain in the pursuit of a specialized diver’s watch — the design of which Maloubier drew up himself — and the Fifty Fathoms was born.a

Later adopted by the militaries of Germany and the United States, the Fifty Fathoms now forms the core of Blancpain’s dive watch collection, having spawned myriad iterations over the years, including complicated and chronograph versions. It is the savoir faire necessary to produce such disparate products as an elegant gold moon phase and a steel combat diver’s watch that makes Blancpain such a fascinating company, and a compelling product to collect.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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