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Feb 23, 2023

The Grey NATO – 228 – From Rangiroa With Love, Blancpain, and Laurent Ballesta

This is an extra special and extra long episode of TGN as Jason is back from his trip to Rangiroa with Blancpain and we have ...  both a full download from the trip – including a chat about the new Fifty Fathoms Tech Gombessa – and a full interview with the one and only Laurent Ballesta. Jason went to paradise and came back with one heck of an episode and we think you’re going to love it.

The Grey NATO - 227 - Jason Gallop And The Fire That Almost Ended His Family Watch Business

This episode has been a couple of years in the making and it is guest hosted by watchmaker, diver, raconteur, and friend-of-the-show, Jason Gallop. As many of you already know, Jason is the proprietor Roldorf & Co, a watch business in Vancouver, Canada that offers both sales and service.
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Quantum Watch Strap

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The Grey NATO - 153 - Gombessa 6, Mysterious Rings, and Decompressing With Laurent Ballesta

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Rangiroa - Wikipedia

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Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 2: Tech Gombessa

Designed for long-duration deep dives Inspired by the invaluable heritage of the 1953 Fifty Fathoms - the world's first modern diving watch - and, above all, by his own underwater experiences, Blancpain's President & CEO embarked on the design of a new mechanical diving instrument with fellow diver Laurent Ballesta.
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Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 2: Tech Gombessa

Designed for long-duration deep dives Inspired by the invaluable heritage of the 1953 Fifty Fathoms - the world's first modern diving watch - and, above all, by his own underwater experiences, Blancpain's President & CEO embarked on the design of a new mechanical diving instrument with fellow diver Laurent Ballesta.
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Gombessa Expeditions

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Salt Cod Gratin Brandade de Morue a Recipe from Provence

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How to Hike the Tour du Mont-Blanc: 3 Countries, 11 Mountain Passes, and All the Fresh-Baked Tarts You Can Eat

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