Hi Mick ,
I have one of these on order , I believe production is commencing about now .
The official Blancpain price for the steel model is CHF 11,900 , I forget the price of the rose gold version .
As far as I know the 38mm will be superceded , but the moderator would probably be more knowledgeable than I on this point .
It is a stunning watch ! . The only thing I disliked about the 38mm model was that it lacked the crescent date indicator , as per the Villeret moonphase , but the 40mm has removed my last excuse for not taking the plunge
Regards from Oz ,