Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Ceramic Blue Dial (34776)

(34776) Blancpain 5000-0240-o52A Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 50000240o52A, brushed grey ceramic case on a sailcloth strap with a ceramic tang buckle, automatic Blancpain caliber 1315, 120 hour power reserve, blue sunburst dial, luminous hands and hour markers, date between 4 and 5 o'clock, blue polished ceramic fill bezel, central sweep seconds hand, sapphire crystal, display back, size: 43mm, thickness: 13.4mm, like new with original box and papers dated April 2019.


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This is a Ceramic Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, 5000-0240-o52a. It has a canvas strap with matching ceramic tang buckle, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The 43mm diameter solid three-body lightweight case, downturned lugs, and uni-directional bezel are brushed; the graduated diving time indicators are made of scratch resistant Liquidmetal, bonded on blue ceramic with a luminous raised dot at the 12 o'clock position. It has a screwed down winding crown, and a sapphire crystal display case back. The dial is metallic blue with a sunray finish, with luminous baton hands and raised dot and baton hour index markers, and a polished steel central seconds hand with a luminous dot & red tip. There is a date aperture window between 4 and 5 o'clock, and it has a power reserve of 120 hours at full wind. It's water resistant to 300 meters/1000 feet, and the 13.4mm case, dial, and movement are all signed. . The automatic self-winding Blancpain caliber 1315 movement is rhodium-plated, with fausses cotes embellishment. It's constructed with 35 jewels, 227 components, and a shock absorber mechanism. It includes a straight-line lever escapement, a beryllium balance, a self-compensating nonmagnetic flat silicon balance spring, and a hacking seconds mechanism. The movement oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz). This watch celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Fifty Fathoms collection, introduced in 1953. This was a project requested by Lieutenant Claude Riffaud and Captain Robert Maloubier, co-founders of the “Combat Swimmers,” the French version of the US Navy Seals. The Fifty Fathoms was soon the industry standard for diving watches with its reputation hugely enhanced by famous undersea explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau. They Bathyscaphe is a re-edition of popular model from the late 1950's.

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