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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
Vintage “Fifty Fathoms Aqualung” Diver

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1960 | No original box | No original papers
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Basic Info

Listing code F6PAB5
Brand Blancpain
Model Fifty Fathoms
Reference number Fifty Fathoms
Year of production 1960 (Approximation)
Condition (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Location United States of America, Florida, Sunny Isles Beach
Price $35,250
Availability Available now

Caliber

Movement/Caliber AS 1361

Case

Case diameter 41mm mm

Description

In the early 1950s, an elite unit of the French Navy, responsible for their own diving equipment and not satisfied with any of the current diving watches on the market, set out to make their own watch that they deemed suitable for diving, known as the “Frogmen”. The result was an inevitable partnership with Blancpain for the creation of the watch we know as the Fifty Fathoms. The example offered here today is a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, retailed by the dive equipment outlet, “Aqualung”. The watch is fitted with the popular “3-6-9-12” dial layout.

The watch itself is in great vintage condition. The case has never been polished, and retains its original finish. The dial shows normal aging, namely some light “matting”/patina to the clear-coat lacquer, likely from years of sitting mixed with aging often caused by the radium. As such, the original radium lume is present on the dial and hands, aged to a golden yellow. The bakelite bezel has a very attractive and unique look, obviously used and aged as intended, and has only one crack in the triangle (common on these bezels), overall very well-preserved for these bakelite bezels.

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