Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Ceramic Blue
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 Blancpain box and papers 2022
More about Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Ceramic Blue
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. This Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5000-0240-o52a has a mehanical automatic self-winding Blancpain caliber 1315 movement that's rhodium-plated, with Cotes de Geneve 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). Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5000-0240-o52a 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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