Blancpain Has A Special Fifty Fathoms For Only Watch 2024

by The Balance Coq

  • May 8, 2024
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Blancpain has been an enthusiastic donor to and supporter of the Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy for more than two decades.  The Association’s Only Watch 2024 Auction coincides with the 70th Anniversary of Blancpain’s iconic Fifty Fathoms which publicly debuted in 1953, and so it is fitting that the brand has created a special edition – featuring a unique blue-themed colour motif – of the Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1 timepiece launched earlier this year.

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This special edition of the Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1 for Only Watch has been inspired by the 1953 original Fifty Fathoms as well as two other landmark editions: the 2003 50th Anniversary Fifty and the 2007 Fifty Fathoms, which marked the birth of the new generations of this icon. The DNA of all three shines through this unique edition with its blue unidirectional bezel featuring a domed shape ensuring exceptional visual depth and made of sapphire with its extraordinary scratch resistance; its subtle blue-gradient dial with darker outer rim and luminous indexes – Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock and baton-type hour-markers at the five-minute marks – each fashioned from multiple layers of Super-LumiNova® to bestow extra depth; its Blancpain movement 1315 featuring three mainspring barrels, giving the timepiece a reliable five-day power reserve, as well as a free sprung balance fitted with a silicon hairspring.

The clear caseback offers a view of the movement’s high-end finishing, extra-large jewels and 18-carat gold winding rotor, coated with a NAC platinum-based alloy and bearing the inscription “Only Watch Blancpain”.

The stainless steel case features the same 42.3 mm size recently launched on the Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1.  The watch is paired with a blue NATO-style strap made of nylon reclaimed and recycled from fishing nets removed from the sea as part of environmental ocean clean-up efforts.

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