BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   7Post - 7 Series Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Watches

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-10-2023, 12:51 AM   #1
Nivarox
Quadrex
Nivarox's Avatar
1086
Rep
1,421
Posts

Drives: W212 Mercedes=Benz E Class
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Close To German Car Dealer

iTrader: (0)

Blancpain Fifty Fahtoms And Swatch Collaboration

I don't know what you think about this but I find it very cool .It doesn't feel like a genuine Blancpain product which features a solid case as well as a in house movement but it's still a good idea and opportunity for buyers who don't like to splurge a hefty amount of money to buy one of the greatest watches in the world.
Well, my fave model is the Atlantic model that comes with the blue case and blue dial but other models are cool too . I also like the Antarctic model very nice one

Here's the link to the product :

https://www.swatchgroup.com/en/servi...-fifty-fathoms
__________________
Comparing BMW i8 to Tesla Is Like Comparing Apples to Pineapples
Appreciate 0
      09-10-2023, 10:40 AM   #2
gatorfast
Major General
gatorfast's Avatar
United_States
4947
Rep
6,846
Posts

Drives: 718 Cayman
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SoFla

iTrader: (4)

I like the collaboration but not crazy about any of the color combos.
Appreciate 0
      09-10-2023, 12:27 PM   #3
Fredcohiba
Enlisted Member
98
Rep
37
Posts

Drives: 2022 X3 xDrive30i
Join Date: Jul 2023
Location: Midwest

iTrader: (0)

Simpler / solid color bands would be better.
Appreciate 0
      09-10-2023, 12:36 PM   #4
Lady Jane
Cailín gan eagla.
Lady Jane's Avatar
67299
Rep
957
Posts

Drives: 2020 X3 and R1200RT.
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Atlantic Canada.

iTrader: (0)

An interesting twist and departure from the bland and mundane. I like it.


https://www.ablogtowatch.com/blancpa...watch-concept/
Appreciate 0
      09-13-2023, 01:24 PM   #5
SaMaster14
Brigadier General
SaMaster14's Avatar
4283
Rep
3,833
Posts

Drives: '23 G80 M3C xDrive; '13 e92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I’ll be picking up an “Indian Ocean” model when I can get to a Swatch store. Color scheme matches my G80 near perfectly 😅
__________________
2023 G80 M3 Competition xDrive Isle of Man Green on Kyalami Orange full leather - 826M black wheels - Carbon Fiber Trim - Carbon Bucket Seats - Executive/Driving Assist/Parking Packages - Laserlight - M Shadowline Lights - M Drive Pro - CS Trans/Diff/Steering Coding
2013 E92 M3 Mineral White on Bamboo Beige noviello leather (Base w/ Nav, Comfort Access, Lighting Pack) - DINAN Stage 1 and Free Flow Axle-Back Exhaust
Appreciate 0
      09-14-2023, 12:20 AM   #6
Nivarox
Quadrex
Nivarox's Avatar
1086
Rep
1,421
Posts

Drives: W212 Mercedes=Benz E Class
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Close To German Car Dealer

iTrader: (0)

I picked up Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Atlantic as well as Antarctic models . Pictures later
__________________
Comparing BMW i8 to Tesla Is Like Comparing Apples to Pineapples
Appreciate 1
SaMaster144282.50
      09-14-2023, 01:44 PM   #7
SaMaster14
Brigadier General
SaMaster14's Avatar
4283
Rep
3,833
Posts

Drives: '23 G80 M3C xDrive; '13 e92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nivarox View Post
I picked up Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Atlantic as well as Antarctic models . Pictures later
Looking forward to some IRL photos!
__________________
2023 G80 M3 Competition xDrive Isle of Man Green on Kyalami Orange full leather - 826M black wheels - Carbon Fiber Trim - Carbon Bucket Seats - Executive/Driving Assist/Parking Packages - Laserlight - M Shadowline Lights - M Drive Pro - CS Trans/Diff/Steering Coding
2013 E92 M3 Mineral White on Bamboo Beige noviello leather (Base w/ Nav, Comfort Access, Lighting Pack) - DINAN Stage 1 and Free Flow Axle-Back Exhaust
Appreciate 0
      09-16-2023, 10:18 AM   #8
Nivarox
Quadrex
Nivarox's Avatar
1086
Rep
1,421
Posts

Drives: W212 Mercedes=Benz E Class
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Close To German Car Dealer

iTrader: (0)

Here's the pictures of the watches

I have noticed something and wanted to share it with you as well. You can't easily replace the nato strap that came with the watch as those watches don't feature a spring bar which damped my enjoyment a bit . You need to buy a 0.9mm hexagon screwdriver to loosen the screws at both ends of the lug to replace the strap
Attached Images
         
__________________
Comparing BMW i8 to Tesla Is Like Comparing Apples to Pineapples

Last edited by Nivarox; 10-08-2023 at 11:00 PM..
Appreciate 3
Lady Jane67299.00
SaMaster144282.50
      10-08-2023, 03:04 AM   #9
Nivarox
Quadrex
Nivarox's Avatar
1086
Rep
1,421
Posts

Drives: W212 Mercedes=Benz E Class
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Close To German Car Dealer

iTrader: (0)

I have decided to update this topic with the new pictures . I replaced the nato straps that came with the watch to a curved rubber straps which I bought from Amazon .
I also didn't use the stock bars that came with the watch. I used thick spring bars that would provide a tight fit .If you decide to use an aftermarket spring bar make sure you choose the thicker ones , thin ones would not fit .
Lug width is 22MM for those watches . I used not 1 but 2 screwdrivers to remove the factory screw bars . One side to push in the other was to turn the nuts
Attached Images
       
__________________
Comparing BMW i8 to Tesla Is Like Comparing Apples to Pineapples
Appreciate 2
      11-01-2023, 09:39 PM   #10
SaMaster14
Brigadier General
SaMaster14's Avatar
4283
Rep
3,833
Posts

Drives: '23 G80 M3C xDrive; '13 e92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I was able to pick up the Indian Ocean one (matches my G80 pretty perfectly...) while in Houston. If I were to get another, it would be Antarctic (grey).

Honestly, definitely feels more "solid" than my MoonSwatches, and it is thicker. The caseback is very nice and cool with the Sistem51 movement. Honestly very pleasantly surprised. The NATO is also a nice touch (although the plastic clasps are flimsy).
Attached Images
        
__________________
2023 G80 M3 Competition xDrive Isle of Man Green on Kyalami Orange full leather - 826M black wheels - Carbon Fiber Trim - Carbon Bucket Seats - Executive/Driving Assist/Parking Packages - Laserlight - M Shadowline Lights - M Drive Pro - CS Trans/Diff/Steering Coding
2013 E92 M3 Mineral White on Bamboo Beige noviello leather (Base w/ Nav, Comfort Access, Lighting Pack) - DINAN Stage 1 and Free Flow Axle-Back Exhaust
Appreciate 2
Nivarox1085.50
      12-02-2023, 08:08 PM   #11
SaMaster14
Brigadier General
SaMaster14's Avatar
4283
Rep
3,833
Posts

Drives: '23 G80 M3C xDrive; '13 e92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Lume is surprisingly impressive!
Attached Images
 
__________________
2023 G80 M3 Competition xDrive Isle of Man Green on Kyalami Orange full leather - 826M black wheels - Carbon Fiber Trim - Carbon Bucket Seats - Executive/Driving Assist/Parking Packages - Laserlight - M Shadowline Lights - M Drive Pro - CS Trans/Diff/Steering Coding
2013 E92 M3 Mineral White on Bamboo Beige noviello leather (Base w/ Nav, Comfort Access, Lighting Pack) - DINAN Stage 1 and Free Flow Axle-Back Exhaust
Appreciate 2
Nivarox1085.50
      12-07-2023, 05:30 PM   #12
wishbone
///M
wishbone's Avatar
United_States
82
Rep
443
Posts

Drives: '18 F80 M3 ZCP, '14 F30 328i
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Raleigh, NC ITB

iTrader: (11)

Garage List
2014 BMW 328i  [0.00]
2018 BMW M3 ZCP  [9.00]
interesting... might try to pick one up in a swatch store, next time.
__________________
F80 ///M3 2018 / ZCP / executive / 6-speed / nav

F30 328i 2014 / dinan sport kit / premium pkg / 6-speed / nav / hex trim / HK sound / B14 coilovers / oem roof rack
Appreciate 0
      01-11-2024, 02:10 AM   #13
Nivarox
Quadrex
Nivarox's Avatar
1086
Rep
1,421
Posts

Drives: W212 Mercedes=Benz E Class
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Close To German Car Dealer

iTrader: (0)

Blancpain Fifty Fahom's newest release

I find it very cool but I didn't expect this model , probably later
__________________
Comparing BMW i8 to Tesla Is Like Comparing Apples to Pineapples
Appreciate 2
      01-16-2024, 10:39 PM   #14
Nivarox
Quadrex
Nivarox's Avatar
1086
Rep
1,421
Posts

Drives: W212 Mercedes=Benz E Class
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Close To German Car Dealer

iTrader: (0)

It's here Ocean Of Storms
Attached Images
   
__________________
Comparing BMW i8 to Tesla Is Like Comparing Apples to Pineapples
Appreciate 2
      01-19-2024, 06:47 PM   #15
SaMaster14
Brigadier General
SaMaster14's Avatar
4283
Rep
3,833
Posts

Drives: '23 G80 M3C xDrive; '13 e92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nivarox View Post
It's here Ocean Of Storms
How is the "sunburst" black dial in person??

Looks pretty cool!

If I do get another "Scuba" I'll probably go for the no-date grey/white Antarctic.

Really enjoying my Indian Ocean model and not opposed to adding another to the collection.
__________________
2023 G80 M3 Competition xDrive Isle of Man Green on Kyalami Orange full leather - 826M black wheels - Carbon Fiber Trim - Carbon Bucket Seats - Executive/Driving Assist/Parking Packages - Laserlight - M Shadowline Lights - M Drive Pro - CS Trans/Diff/Steering Coding
2013 E92 M3 Mineral White on Bamboo Beige noviello leather (Base w/ Nav, Comfort Access, Lighting Pack) - DINAN Stage 1 and Free Flow Axle-Back Exhaust
Appreciate 0
      01-19-2024, 10:50 PM   #16
Nivarox
Quadrex
Nivarox's Avatar
1086
Rep
1,421
Posts

Drives: W212 Mercedes=Benz E Class
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Close To German Car Dealer

iTrader: (0)

The dial of the black model is very nice but it doesn't pop as it does on the Atlantic Blue Dial model . I expected a matte dial but this one is better to me
I highly recommend Antarctic model as well .
__________________
Comparing BMW i8 to Tesla Is Like Comparing Apples to Pineapples
Appreciate 1
SaMaster144282.50
      01-20-2024, 04:40 PM   #17
SaMaster14
Brigadier General
SaMaster14's Avatar
4283
Rep
3,833
Posts

Drives: '23 G80 M3C xDrive; '13 e92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nivarox View Post
The dial of the black model is very nice but it doesn't pop as it does on the Atlantic Blue Dial model . I expected a matte dial but this one is better to me
I highly recommend Antarctic model as well .
The newly opened Swatch store in Los Angeles (Topanga mall) didn’t have it last time I went (nor did they have the Neptune MoonSwatch I’ve been chasing since release…)

Really want to see Antarctic in person, as I saw Arctic and didn’t love it in person - VERY orange and the “nuclear” log is smaller than it appears in photos.

I will say though, the detail on these dials, especially for the price, is quite good!
Attached Images
 
__________________
2023 G80 M3 Competition xDrive Isle of Man Green on Kyalami Orange full leather - 826M black wheels - Carbon Fiber Trim - Carbon Bucket Seats - Executive/Driving Assist/Parking Packages - Laserlight - M Shadowline Lights - M Drive Pro - CS Trans/Diff/Steering Coding
2013 E92 M3 Mineral White on Bamboo Beige noviello leather (Base w/ Nav, Comfort Access, Lighting Pack) - DINAN Stage 1 and Free Flow Axle-Back Exhaust
Appreciate 2
Nivarox1085.50
      02-01-2024, 03:39 PM   #18
SaMaster14
Brigadier General
SaMaster14's Avatar
4283
Rep
3,833
Posts

Drives: '23 G80 M3C xDrive; '13 e92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southern California

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Well it definitely matches the car...

(and just realized the date is 12 hours behind!)
Attached Images
 
__________________
2023 G80 M3 Competition xDrive Isle of Man Green on Kyalami Orange full leather - 826M black wheels - Carbon Fiber Trim - Carbon Bucket Seats - Executive/Driving Assist/Parking Packages - Laserlight - M Shadowline Lights - M Drive Pro - CS Trans/Diff/Steering Coding
2013 E92 M3 Mineral White on Bamboo Beige noviello leather (Base w/ Nav, Comfort Access, Lighting Pack) - DINAN Stage 1 and Free Flow Axle-Back Exhaust
Appreciate 2
Nivarox1085.50
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 AM.




7post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST