BLANCPAIN
TRIBUTE TO FIFTY FATHOMS MIL-SPEC
FOR ONLY WATCH 2017, BLANCPAIN REINTERPRETS ONE OF ITS HISTORIC MODELS.
BLANCPAIN TRIBUTE TO FIFTY FATHOMS MIL-SPEC FOR ONLY WATCH 2017, BLANCPAIN REINTERPRETS ONE OF ITS HISTORIC MODELS.

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BLANCPAIN
TRIBUTE TO FIFTY FATHOMS MIL-SPEC
FOR ONLY WATCH 2017, BLANCPAIN REINTERPRETS ONE OF ITS HISTORIC MODELS.
Model name / Reference: Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC “Only Watch unique piece” / 5008A-1130-NABA
Case: 40 mm stainless steel case guaranteed water-resistant to 300 meters
Dial: Date and seconds, unidirectional bezel, black dial with water-resistance indicator. If any liquid were by chance to seep into the watch case, the disk at 6 o’clock would signal the problem by changing color from white to red.
Calibre: Blancpain’s in-house self-winding calibre 1151, comprising 210 components including two seriescoupled mainspring barrels and offering a four-day power reserve. Movement with NAC-coated solid gold winding rotor
Bracelet: Black NATO strap
Dimensions: Diameter 40.30 mm - Thickness 13.23 mm
Specificities: Hour-markers and hands enhanced with intense yellow Super-LumiNova®, yellow date display, reflecting the color code of the Only Watch 2017 logo, unidirectional bezel with luminescent yellow markings, “Only Watch” inscription engraved on the solid gold winding rotor






Lot Essay

The Fifty Fathoms, presented in 1953, was the first modern diving watch in the world. In the wake of its adoption by the French Navy’s combat swimmers corps for which it was initially designed, this timepiece was ordered by some of the most powerful navies in the world. Soon after its debut, Jean-Jacques Fiechter, Blancpain’s CEO at the time, added a first additional element to his diving watch: a circular water-resistance indicator, which was to become a standard-issue feature on watches worn by American combat swimmers.

For Only Watch, Blancpain presents a one-of-a-kind creation inspired by the new Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC timepiece, featuring hour-markers and hands enhanced with intense yellow Super-LumiNova® reflecting the colour code of the Only Watch 2017 logo. The movement with its NAC-coated solid gold winding rotor bearing the Blancpain logo and the inscription “Only Watch”, is clearly visible through the transparent sapphire case back.

EXPERIENCE
Gianluca Genoni holder of 18 freediving world records, including 160 meters in depth and a static apnea time of 18 minutes and 3 seconds.

He will serve as an apnea instructor, for you and four of your family members or friends to discover this discipline and go beyond your limits.

In addition, Blancpain, the world’s oldest watch brand, offers an opportunity to discover the workshops where the Manufacture’s horological complications have been created for more than 280 years.



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