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Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC

Blancpain 2017

ref. 5008-1130-B52A
Men's

Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC square

 

 

Launched over half a century ago, the

Fifty Fathoms hasn't aged a day. This iconic dive watch has proved impervious

to trends, although it is first and foremost its water-resistance that has won

the allegiance of security-conscious underwater explorers. Inspired by the original

Fifty Fathoms from 1953, this 500-piece limited edition is housed inside a

40.30-mm steel case, topped with a unidirectional rotating bezel covered with scratch-resistant

sapphire. The SuperLumiNova®-coated hour markers are the same shape as those on

the 1950s MIL-SPEC 1 model. The water-tightness indicator at 6 o'clock also

makes a comeback. Movement-wise, this tribute watch dives into the very latest

innovations, with two series-coupled barrels that provide four days of power

reserve, and a silicon balance spring. A look through the sapphire back reveals

the gold oscillating weight with a NAC (platinum alloy) coating.

 

 

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes, Seconds

Complications

  • Calendars
    Simple calendar

Movement

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

Case

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

Dial

  • Colour
    Black

Strap

  • Material
    Sail cloth
  • Colour
    Black

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    500