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Fifty Fathoms Barakuda

Blancpain 2019

ref. 5008B-1130-B52A
Men's

A dive into its archives took Blancpain back in time to the 1960s, when the brand supplied the German Bundesmarine with Fifty Fathoms watches via Barakuda, a manufacturer and distributor of diving equipment. Now the watchmaker is reviving a civilian equivalent of its legendary dive watch as a limited edition with a distinctly vintage air. The black dial of this Fifty Fathoms Barakuda features large, rectangular hour markers, coated with "old radium"-type Super-LumiNova® and swept by white lacquered pencil-shaped hands. The prominent date window, a key element of the original model, takes up the 3 o'Clock position. Bringing new to old, Blancpain tops the dial with the unidirectional bezel with a domed scratchproof sapphire crystal insert that premiered in 2003. Water-resistant to 300 metres, the 40mm steel case (a diameter reserved for the limited editions) contains the 1151 calibre which is automatically wound by a cut-out rotor, a reference to certain historic models in the collection.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes, Seconds

Complications

  • Calendars
    Simple calendar

Movement

  • Movement name
    Calibre 1151
  • Energy supply
    Self-winding
  • N° of components
    210
  • N° of jewels
    28
  • Power reserve
    100 hours
  • Vibrations
    21600
  • Form
    Round
  • Height/thickness
    3.25 mm
  • Diameter
    27.40 mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    Steel
  • Height/thickness
    13.23 mm
  • Diameter
    40.30 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    300 m

Dial

  • Colour
    Black

Strap

  • Material
    Tropical rubber
  • Colour
    Black

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    500