Blancpain Vintage Fifty Fathoms Aqualung 1000FT "Jacques Cousteau" 41MM (28529)

28529 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Aqualung 1000FT, the "Aqualung" was Jacques Cousteau's name for the diving line, stainless steel bead blasted case is in excellent original condition and is on a nato strap, automatic AS 1361 caliber, Blancpain RAYVILLE signed rotor, original black radium dial has incredible patina and is in original condition, dial and hand radium patina match perfectly, original bakelite radium bezel in excellent condition with no cracks, original crown, plexiglas crystal has crazing visible and is likely original, solid screw down case back, size: 41mm, thickness: 14mm, Excellent Condition with European Watch Company pouch and 6 Month Warranty.

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The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms is one of the most iconic dive watches ever made in the history of watchmaking, the watch was introduced in the mid 1950s for not only military use around the world, but for recreational diving,

This Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Aqualung 1000FT 2462 has an automatic self-winding Blancpain caliber military specification AS 1361 movement. It's rhodium-plated, and it's constructed with 17 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, and a shock absorber device. It includes a monometallic balance, a blued steel flat balance-spring, an index regulator, and a signed rotor.

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Aqualung 1000FT 2462, referred to as the "life saver," due to its wide bezel, was introduced in the mid 1950's. It was originally requested for the French Ministry of Defense for the elite UDT "nageurs de combat" teams.