Baselworld 2017 – Blancpain Tribute To Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC (Specs & Price)

For Baselworld 2017, Blancpain unveils a cool reinterpretation of the 50 fathoms with water tightness indicator. Meet the Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC.

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms turned into designed inside the early 1950s (by way of Jean-Jacques Fiechter who changed into Blancpain’s CEO at the time) to fulfill the necessities of Captain Bob Maloubier, to time the dives of French elite fight frogmen. The watch became a general and nevertheless features all attributes of modern dive watches (rotating bezel with 60-minute scale, excessive water resistance, clean luminescent markings…). As indicated by its call, it became water-proof up to 50 fathoms, which is set 91.45 meters or 300ft.

With the pre-career for diver protection, an extra function became soon included, a round water-tightness indicator. a coloured disc lets in to test that the integrity (water resistance) of the watch is preserved. Its shade might flip to red inside the occasion water resistance is compromised. It became present on the dial of the Fifty Fathoms version called the MIL-SPEC 1, which became brought in 1957-fifty eight and have become a general characteristic for American fight swimmers.

the brand new “Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC” comes with a forty.three mm steel case. It functions a whole set of modern-day dive watch functions and it’s far water immune to 300m. Its unidirectional rotating bezel is protected with sapphire. The curved sapphire crystal is first-rate touch and it affords superb visible intensity.

The Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC is built around the quality 1151 with automated winding. This excessive-grade, straightforward, more-flat motion with silicon hairspring operates at 21’600 vib/h and has two barrels giving it a pleasant energy reserve of four days. Its finish is conventional with Geneva stripes, the rotor is in 18k gold with NAC coating.

The watch is offered with a NATO strap, sail material strap, or metallic bracelet with a relaxed buckle. For greater records visit www.blancpain.com.


Technical specifications – Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC

  • Case: 40.three mm diameter x 13.23 mm thick – metal case – rotating bezel –sapphire crystal – Water immune to 30 ATM / 300m – black dial with water-resistance indicator.
  • motion: calibre 1151 mechanical movement with computerized winding – – 27.40 mm x 3.25 mm – 96h energy reserve – 28 jewels – features: hours, mins, seconds and date.
  • Strap:  NATO strap, sail material strap, or metallic bracelet with a at ease buckle.
  • restricted version of 500 pieces.
  • price: CHF 13,four hundred
  • Ref. 5008-1130-B52A.

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