For Baselworld 2017, Blancpain discloses a cool reevaluation of the 50 fathoms with water snugness indicator. Meet the Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC.
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms was planned in the mid 1950s by Jean-Jacques Fiechter (who was Blancpain’s CEO at that point) and later refined to meet the prerequisites of Captain Bob Maloubier, to time the jumps of French world class combat frogmen. The watch turned into a norm and still highlights all attributes of current jump watches (pivoting bezel with hour long scale, high water obstruction, clear iridescent markings… ). As shown by its name, it was water safe up to 50 fathoms, which is about 91.45 meters or 300ft.
With the pre-occupation for jumper security, an extra component was before long joined, a roundabout water-snugness indicator. A shaded plate permits to watch that the respectability (water opposition) of the watch is saved. Its tone would go to red in the occasion water opposition is compromised. It was available on the dial of the Fifty Fathoms model called the MIL-SPEC 1, which was presented in 1957-58 and turned into a standard component for American combat swimmers.
The new “Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC” comes with a 40.3 mm steel case. It includes a whole arrangement of present day plunge watch highlights and it is water impervious to 300m. Its unidirectional turning bezel is covered with sapphire. The bended sapphire precious stone is decent touch and it gives extraordinary visual depth.
The Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC is worked around the type 1151 with automatic winding. This high-grade, reliable, extra-level development with silicon hairspring works at 21’600 vib/h and has two barrels giving it a wonderful force save of 4 days. Its completion is customary with Geneva stripes, the rotor is in 18k gold with NAC coating.
The watch is offered with a NATO tie, sail material lash, or steel wristband with a safe buckle. For more data visit www.blancpain.com .
Technical specifications – Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC
- Case: 40.3 mm width x 13.23 mm thick – steel case – turning bezel – sapphire precious stone – Water impervious to 30 ATM/300m – dark dial with water-opposition indicator.
- Movement: type 1151 mechanical development with automatic winding – – 27.40 mm x 3.25 mm – 96h force hold – 28 gems – Functions: hours, minutes, seconds and date.
- Strap: NATO tie, sail material lash, or steel wristband with a safe buckle.
- Limited release of 500 pieces.
- Price: CHF 13,400
- Ref. 5008-1130-B52A.