Blancpain 5008-1130-B52A Tribute to Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec SS LIMITED (27551)

27551 Blancpain 5008-1130-B52A Tribute to Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec, 50081130B52A, limited to 500 pieces, stainless steel on a rubber-backed sailcloth strap with stainless steel tang buckle, automatic 1151 movement, 96-hour power reserve, date between 4 and 5 o'clock, moisture indicator at 6 o'clock, matte black dial with applied luminescent markers, center sweep seconds, 60-minute unidirectional sapphire bezel, sapphire crystal, screw down crown, water resistant to 300 meters, diameter: 40.3mm, thickness: 13.3mm, Like New with original box and papers dated November 2017.

SOLD

See similar watches in-stock Have a watch like this? Sell or trade with us

For current in stock inventory please go to our website www.europeanwatch.com

We ship FEDEX overnight in US, or to Europe by FEDEX International Priority

If you have a watch that you are interested in selling or trading, please contact us.

1-888-393-8463

More about Blancpain 5008-1130-B52A Tribute to Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec SS LIMITED

This is an unworn, limited edition stainless steel Blancpain Fifty Fathoms "Tribute to Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec" 5008-1130-B52A. It has a rubber-backed sailcloth strap with holes (a la Jaques Cousteau), with a stainless steel tang buckle, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and bezel cap. There is a screw down protected winding crown with a Blancpain raised emblem, and it has a screw down exhibition sapphire case back engraved with "BLANCPAIN-FIFTY FATHOMS," and a serial number. The 40.3mm diameter solid three-body case, straight lugs, and rounded wide bezel with knurled edge, are polished. The 60-minute unidirectional sapphire bezel has luminous baton indices, Arabic numerals at 15, 30, and 45 minutes, and there is a green luminous diamond at the 60 position. The dial is matte black with applied luminescent hour indices. It has pointed steel baton hands with luminous inserts, a luminous tipped center sweep seconds hand, and a perimeter white luminous minute/second scale. There is a date aperture window between 4 and 5 o'clock, and an orange and white moisture indicator at the 6 o'clock position. It's water resistant to 300 meters/1000 feet, and the 13.3mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Blancpain Fifty Fathoms "Tribute to Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec" 5008-1130-B52A has a mechanical automatic self-winding Blancpain Caliber 1151 movement. It's rhodium-plated, with fausses cotes embellishment, and it's constructed with 28 jewels, 210 components, and a shock absorber mechanism. It includes a straight-line lever escapement, a beryllium balance, and a self-compensating nonmagnetic flat silicon balance spring. It has an 18k white gold rotor, and the movement oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vph (3 Hz).

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms "Tribute to Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec" 5008-1130-B52A was introduced in 2017 in a limited edition of 500 examples. The watch is based on the original Mil-Spec 1 from 1957 which was specifically designed for use by the Frogmen of the French Navy.