Fifty Fathoms MilSpec Limited for HODINKEE 2020
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Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe SS 2021
Ref. No 5000-1110-52A
(45292) Blancpain 5008-11B30-NABA Fifty Fathoms MilSpec Limited for HODINKEE, 500811B30B52A, limited to 250 pieces with details that bring it even closer to the original Blancpain dive watches from the 1950's, brushed stainless steel case on a nylon Nato-style strap with a matching stainless steel tang buckle, automatic 1151 movement, 96-hour power reserve, matte black dial with applied vintage-toned luminescent markers, moisture i...
$20,900See More Pictures
(43325) Blancpain 5015B-1130-52A Fifty Fathoms No Radiation 5015B113052A "Tribute to Fifty Fathoms" limited edition of 500 pieces, stainless steel on a strap with a stainless steel deployant buckle, automatic Blancpain caliber 1315 movement, black dial wil applied luminous hour markers, "No Radiation" symbol at 6 o'clock, date between 4 and 5 o'clock, 120 hour power reserve, sapphire crystal, screw down crown, water resistant to 30...
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(43183) Blancpain Villeret Monopusher Rattrapante Chronograph, 6086-3642-55B, 18k rose gold on a strap with an 18k rose gold deployant buckle, automatic, opaline silver dial with Applied Roman numerals, rattrapante/ split seconds function operated by the pusher at 10 o'clock, start/stop/reset functions operated by the pusher set into the crown, small seconds, date, Size: 38 mm, Thickness: 13 mm, sapphire crystal, water resistant, d...
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(43882) Blancpain 4082-3642-55B Villeret Chronograph 4082364255B, 18k rose gold case on a strap with a mathcing 18k rose gold double folding deployant buckle, automatic movement, chronograph, off-white dial with applied rose gold Roman numerals, sapphire crystal, water resistant, diameter: 40mm, thickness: 12.1mm. Like New with Blancpain box and papers dated March of 2013
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(44934) Blancpain 0021-3427-55 Villeret Ultra Slim 0021342755, platinum case on a strap with a matching platinum tang buckle, manual wind Blancpain caliber 21 movement, white dial with applied white gold roman numerals, sapphire crystal, display back, diameter: 33mm, thickness: 6mm. Like New with Blancpain box and instruction booklet.
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(44513) Blancpain 5008D-1130-B64A Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Radiation limited edition of 500 pieces, stainless steel on a rubber strap with a stainless steel tang buckle, automatic Blancpain caliber 1151 movement,100 hour power reserve, matte black dial with applied luminous hour markers, "No Radiation" symbol at 6 o'clock, date at 3 o'clock, sapphire bezel with lumed insert, sapphire crystal, screw down crown, display back, wa...
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(43196) Blancpain 5000-0130-B52A-0001 Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 50000130B52A0001, black ceramic case on a sailcloth strap with a ceramic tang buckle automatic Blancpain caliber 1315, 120 hour power reserve, black sunburst dial, luminous hands and hour markers, date between 4 and 5 o'clock, black polished ceramic fill bezel, centered sweep seconds hand, sapphire crystal, display back, diameter: 43mm, thickness: 13.4mm. Like New with...
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Blancpain produces around 20,000 watches per year. This is less than half the production of its competitors such as Audemars Piguet or Patek Philippe. Blancpain is most famous for the Fifty Fathoms model, which was the world’s first modern dive watch when launched in 1953.
Since 1992, Blancpain has been owned by the Swatch Group, which also has a number of other Swiss watch brands in its portfolio, including Omega, Breguet, Longines, Tissot, Rado and Glashutte Original. Jean-Claude Biver, one of the more colorful personalities in the watch industry, ran Blancpain from 1992 until 2003 when Marc Hayek, the grandson of the Swatch Group’s founder Nicolas Hayek, took over.
Blancpain is considered to be the oldest watch brand in the world and was founded in 1735 by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in the Swiss village of Villeret. After being family owned and operated for almost two centuries, Betty Fiechter took the helm during the tumultuous 1930’s as one of the only female executives in a traditionally male dominated industry. She came to Blancpain as an apprentice and rose through the ranks to become CEO, a remarkable achievement at the time. In 1950 Betty Fiechter was succeeded by her nephew, Jean-Jacques Fiechter, who made his mark with the development of the Fifty Fathoms model.
The Fifty Fathoms was initially developed because the CEO at the time, Jean-Jacques Fiechter, was an avid SCUBA diver and wanted a watch that could accompany him on his diving expeditions. While the original idea was more of a personal passion project, the watch was soon adopted by the French Navy and world-famous marine explorer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who wore the watch during his Oscar-winning underwater documentary “The Silent World” which quickly propelled the Fifty Fathoms to international cult status.
Ever since the introduction of the Fifty Fathoms model back in 1953, Blancpain has had a longstanding connection to diving and the ocean. As a direct result of this connection, the company established its Ocean Commitment program to aid in the restoration of the world’s oceans and to raise awareness through ocean exploration. Blancpain supports major scientific ocean expeditions and is a founding supporter of the World Ocean Summit. In addition, Blancpain has donated 1,000 Euro for each limited-edition Ocean Commitment timepiece it has sold since the launch of the first model in 2014.