BLANCPAIN WINS THE SPORTS WATCH PRIZE IN THE 2009 TIEMPO DE RELOJES AWARD

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Mexico City, October 2009 – The Tiempo de Relojes specialised watch magazine held its festive prize-giving ceremony during the closing gala dinner of the third Salón Internacional de Alta Relojería, Latin America’s premier luxury watch show. Attended by eminent representatives of the watch industry, the press and numerous VIPs, this glittering event saw the presentation of prizes in eight different categories to watches selected from a total of 24 nominated models. The jury of internationally renowned experts chose Blancpain’s 500 Fathoms GMT as the Sports Watch of the Year.

Powered by the innovative proprietary movement, Blancpain Calibre 5215, and heir to Blancpain’s well-established tradition in the field of exceptional diver’s watches, the prize-winning model features a dynamic design entirely in tune with its high-tech mechanism and top-class performances. It is enriched with stellar technical and aesthetic features such as a unique system of micrometrical balance-regulating screws, three series-coupled barrels, strategically placed inertia-blocks; as well as exquisitely distinctive hand-crafted movement finishes including a delicately engraved oscillating weight shaped like a boat propeller.