Neo-Vintage Blancpain Leman Flyback Chronograph Ref.2185F-1130-71 c.1996-1998.

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The Watch
The Blancpain Flyback Chronograph Ref.2185F-1130-71 is no doubt one of the best known Blancpain Chronographs of all time. Introduced in 1996, it redefined the benchmark of Sports Chronographs.

 The Watch oozes Sophistication. Featuring a sporty 38mm by 11mm thick stainless steel case, easily adjustable screw-down crown and pushers, a top quality calibre and Early Tritium Stepped Military Style Dial. The Bracelet really is the cherry on the cake, known as one of the most comfortable bracelets ever to be produced, the X-71.


View this Sporty Chrono in a video: here



The Specs

Age: c.1996-1998.
Reference: 2185F-1130-71
Movement: Automatic with 12 Hour/ 30 Minute Flyback Chronograph, Seconds Register and Quickset Date.
Calibre: Blancpain Calibre F185.
Timekeeping: Very Good.
Service History: Unknown. Fully Lab Checked.
Dial: Original Blancpain Tritium Factory Dial.
Case: Stainless Steel.
Case Size: 38mm.
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original Hands.
Crystal: Original Sapphire Crystal with Anti-Reflective Coating.
Crown: Original Screw Down Blancpain Crown and Pushers. 
Strap/Bracelet: On its Original Desirable X-71 Steel Bracelet. Fits up to approx 7.25in with 1 spare link which will probably take it up to approx 7.5in.
Lug Width: 22mm.
Box/Papers: None.

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Early Tritium Dial, only produced 1996-98.
- Iconic Chronograph.
- Desirable X-71 Bracelet.
- Top Quality Movement.

Nitty Gritty:
- Scratch above the BLANCPAIN on the side of the Case.
-  Hardly a bad thing, the Anti-Reflective coating on the Crystal has discoloured slightly. I find it quite cool!

Overall this Flyback is in very nice condition with very minor signs of wear.
The Bracelet measures up to approx 7.5in Wrist with the spare link inserted.
Photographed on a 7in Wrist.