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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms “Tribute to Fifty Fathoms”

 

Limited Edition of 500 Pieces

The flagship model of the watchmaking Manufacture in Le Brassus, the Fifty Fathoms was created in 1953 in response to a special order from French Navy combat divers unit.

50 Fathoms circa 1950 
 

From that time onwards, the Fifty Fathoms firmly established itself as the archetypal modern diver’s watch and has been interpreted since then in around twenty different versions, all distinguished by their powerful identity and their tried and tested reliability.

50 Fathoms circa 1970 
 

The case, in stainless steel, measures 45mm x 15.5mm, with 23mm lugs. It has an AR-coated sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 300 meters.

Movement is the Swiss automatic Blancpain in-house caliber 1315 with 35 jewels, comprised of 222 parts and with a power reserve of 120 hours (double-barrel).

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Written by kevin

November 1, 2010 at 2:08 pm

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