Detailed features & specifications
In keeping with their forerunner, renowned as the most sought-after military chronograph of its time, the Air Command models are distinguished by their sophisticated design and offer two separate timekeeping features: a flyback chronograph function, and a countdown bezel.
The rarest Blancpain timepiece of its era
In the 1950s, the United States Air Force was looking for a high-precision chronograph capable of meeting demanding specifications. Blancpain, which had already won over the American Navy with its Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch, drew inspiration from it to develop a chronograph for the US Air Force. This timepiece was offered to American military pilots through the distributor Allen V. Tornek, for whom Blancpain is thought to have created a dozen watches as prototypes. The total production of Air Command chronographs was probably very limited.
The flyback chronograph, which measures a succession of elapsed times, eliminates many superfluous repetitive operations.
Case Material – Red Gold
Case Diameter – 42.5 mm
Case Thickness – 13.7 mm
Water Resistance – 3 bar
Width Between Horns – 22 mm
Specificities – Tachometer two-way rotating titanium bezel with blue ceramic insert and Super-LumiNova® hour-markers
Dial Color – Blue
Strap Type – Calfskin strap
Strap Clasp – Folding clasp