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Stock # SKU22783
Stock # 22783
Model Name Fifty Fathoms
Brand Blancpain
Model Ref #
Condition Very Good
Gender Mens
Movement Automatic
Case Stainless Steel
Case Shape Round
Case Size 41.5mm
Crystal Acrylic
Band / Strap Strap
Dial Black
Caseback Solid
Year 1950's
Additional Information

The idea of the Fifty Fathoms came alive in 1952 and then first produced in 1953 for the French navy’s Nageurs de combat.  This piece actually pre-dates the submariner made by Rolex by a few years.

Case is 41.5mm in diameter and 13.5mm thick.  It measures 52mm lug to lug. Width of the lugs is 20mm.

Dial is glossy black with a perfectly proportioned 12/3/6/9 configuration with radium luminous indexes. The dial and bezel closely resemble the original from 1953. The bezel is acrylic. A rich black color with minute indicators at each quarter hour and diamond-shaped indicator at 60.  Minute indicators have a beautiful and unique patina that closely matches the radium numerals on the dial. The coin edge around the bezel is in wonderful shape.

The movement for this amazing vintage timepiece is an automatic winding A. Schild Caliber 1361 with hacking feature.


Rich in military history and in excellent condition.  A real rarity to find.     



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