Blancpain Vintage Gilt Fifty Fathoms Rotomatic Incabloc GLOSSY EXCELLENT
Blancpain Vintage Fifty Fathoms Gilt Aqualung Rotomatic Incabloc, this is the first series Blancpain Fifty Fathoms from the 1950s and is one of the most important and first dive watches in history, stainless steel case on a rubber tropic strap, automatic signed AS movement, 17 Jewels, weighted rotor, stainless steel case is in excellent condition, with original details still visible, the very early Rotomatic Incabloc dial is exceptionally bright and glossy for its age, the round radium plots are bright and clean, Blancpain Fifty Fathoms gilt print is clean and unaltered, original bakelite bezel with nicely aged, original dust cover, SN 47XX size: 41mm, thickness: 13.8mm, a very rare and original Blancpain Fifty Fathoms reference that has beautifully aged and has remained in excellent condition. A must have in any collection seeking a rare and high quality vintage dive watch.
More about Vintage Gilt Fifty Fathoms Rotomatic Incabloc GLOSSY EXCELLENT
This is a Vintage c. 1950's stainless steel Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Gilt Aqualung Rotomatic Incabloc. There is a screw-down case back engraved with "BLANCPAIN – 50 FATHOMS – STAINLESS STEEL – SWISS MADE" in the center, and around the perimeter is "WATERPROOF – SHOCK PROTECTED – AUTOMATIC – ANTIMAGNETIC." Underneath is an antimagnetic protective dust cap engraved with "IN CASE OF OPENING THE WATERTIGHTNESS OF THIS WATCH MUST BE CHECKED BY AN OFFICIAL BLANCPAIN 50 FATHOMS DEALER." The 41mm diameter solid two-body case, downturned screwed lugs, and bidirectional revolving bezel with decompression times every five minutes including luminous Arabic numerals and baton indices with a diamond shape at 12 o'clock, are polished/brushed. It has the original Bakelite black bezel with a knurled edge. There are gilt Arabic numeral markers at the quarter hours, baton indices, original gilt skeletal baton hands with luminous inserts, and a gilt luminous arrow tipped center sweep seconds hand. Around the perimeter is a 60-minute/one-fifth second scale. The 13.8mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. This Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Gilt Aqualung Rotomatic Incabloc has an automatic Blancpain caliber AS 1361N movement, that's rhodium plated. It's constructed with 17 jewels, an Incabloc shock absorber device, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance, a weighted rotor, and a self-compensating flat balance spring.
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