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 means of Jean-Jacques Fiechter who became Blancpain’s CEO on the time) to meet the requirements of Captain Bob Maloubier, to time the dives of French elite fight frogmen. The watch have become a fashionable and still capabilities all attributes of modern dive watches (rotating bezel with 60-minute scale, high water resistance, clear luminescent markings…). As indicated by means of its name, it turned into water resistant as much as 50 fathoms, which is about 91.forty five meters or 300ft.

With the pre-career for diver safety, a further characteristic changed into quickly incorporated, a circular water-tightness indicator. a coloured disc permits to test that the integrity (water resistance) of the watch is preserved. Its color could turn to pink in the occasion water resistance is compromised. It changed into gift on the dial of the Fifty Fathoms version called the MIL-SPEC 1, which turned into added in 1957-fifty eight and have become a trendy characteristic for American combat swimmers.

the brand new “Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC” comes with a forty.three mm metallic case. It capabilities a whole set of modern dive watch capabilities and it’s miles water resistant to 300m. Its unidirectional rotating bezel is blanketed with sapphire. The curved sapphire crystal is first-class contact and it offers terrific visible depth.

The Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC is constructed around the caliber 1151 with computerized winding. This excessive-grade, truthful, more-flat movement with silicon hairspring operates at 21’six hundred vib/h and has two barrels giving it a nice power reserve of four days. Its end is traditional with Geneva stripes, the rotor is in 18k gold with NAC coating.

The watch is offered with a NATO strap, sail cloth strap, or metallic bracelet with a relaxed buckle. For more data visit

Technical specs – Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC

  • Case: forty.3 mm diameter x 13.23 mm thick – steel case – rotating bezel –sapphire crystal – Water proof against 30 ATM / 300m – black dial with water-resistance indicator.
  • motion: calibre 1151 mechanical motion with automatic winding – – 27.forty mm x 3.25 mm – 96h strength reserve – 28 jewels – capabilities: hours, mins, seconds and date.
  • Strap:  NATO strap, sail cloth strap, or steel bracelet with a comfortable buckle.
  • restricted version of 500 portions.
  • fee: CHF 13,400
  • Ref. 5008-1130-B52A.

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