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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms MilSpec Limited for HODINKEE Ref. 5008-11B30-NABA

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms MilSpec Limited for HODINKEE (40271)

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 indicator at 6 o'clock, white hands with matching lune, center sweep seconds, 60-minute unidirectional sapphire bezel, sapphire crystal, screw down crown, water resistant to 300 meters, diameter: 40.3mm, thickness: 13.3mm. Unworn with Blancpain box and papers dated January 2021. (40271)


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More about Fifty Fathoms MilSpec Limited for HODINKEE

This is an unworn stainless steel Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec limited for Hodinkee 5008-11B30-NABA. It includes a nylon NATO-style strap with a stainless-steel tang buckle and scratch resistant sapphire crystals (domed on the dial). There is a signed screw down winding crown protected with crown guards and it has a screw down exhibition sapphire crystal case back engraved with "BLANCPAIN – FIFTY FATHOMS," and an edition number. The 40.3mm diameter solid two-body case, straight lugs, and rounded wide sapphire crystal bezel with knurled edge, are polished. The 60-minute unidirectional sapphire bezel has silver baton indices, Arabic numerals at 15, 30, and 45 minutes, and there is a dive triangle at the 60-minute position. The dial is grained black with circular, rectangular, and diamond-shaped luminescent Super-LumiNova vintage-toned hour indices. It has white pointed steel baton hour and minute hands with luminous inserts, a white center sweep second hand with a luminous arrow tip and a sword-shaped counterbalance, and perimeter white pip luminous hour indices with luminous ovoid and trapezoidal hour markers. There is a round orange and white moisture indicator at the 6 o'clock position and it's water resistant to 300 meters/1000 feet. It has a 96-hour power reserve at full winding and the 13.3mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. This Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec limited for Hodinkee 5008-11B30-NABA has a mechanical automatic self-winding Blancpain Caliber 1151 movement. It's rhodium-plated, with fausses cotes embellishment, and it's constructed with 28 jewels, 210 components, and a shock absorber mechanism. It includes a straight-line lever escapement, a beryllium balance, and a self-compensating nonmagnetic flat silicon balance spring. It has an 18k white gold rotor with "BLANCPAIN HODINKEE," and the movement oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vph (3 Hz). The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec limited for Hodinkee 5008-11B30-NABA was introduced in 2021 in a limited edition of 250 examples and is closer in detail to the original Mil-Spec 1 dive watch from 1957 that was specifically designed for use by the Frogmen of the French Navy.

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