Speaking of the ancestor of modern diving watches in the history of watchmaking, Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms is currently recognized in the watch industry. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms was born in the 1950s, more than 60 years later, it is still deeply sought after and loved by watch friends. Today, let’s talk about the “Blast Model” that the brand launched this year-Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms “No Radiation Mark” watch.
Today’s modern Fifty Fathoms, you can find the corresponding styles in Blancpain’s historical watchmaking. Whether it is the “Barracuda” we know or the 5008D we are talking about today, the inspiration comes from the brand’s 6th, last century, Works from the 70s. Tracing back to the source and having traces to follow may also be one of the reasons why Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms can be loved by so many loyal friends.
Today we are talking in detail about this 5008D. The prototype watch was born in the mid-1960s. Its specific style was the standard equipment of the German Navy’s frogman diving unit. There is also a source here. In the movie “My Motherland and Me”, the Hong Kong senior inspector, played by Hui Yinghong, is wearing an antique Fifty Fathoms watch produced in 1965 with a “radiation-free mark”.
The most striking design of this Blancpain Fifty Fathoms “No Radiation Mark” watch is the no radiation mark at 6 o’clock. This mark means that the material of the watch does not contain radium which is harmful to nature. This special logo was born from this. It consists of a yellow background, three red color blocks and a black cross mark, and is accompanied by the words No Radiations, although most of the luminous coatings in modern watchmaking have been Research and development are no longer harmful to the environment, but this is undoubtedly a pioneering work in the past era.
“No Radiation Mark” Re-engraved limited edition watch with Super-LumiNova
In addition, the “Non-Radiation Mark” replica limited edition watch is water-resistant to 300 meters, equipped with the Blancpain 1151 automatic winding movement equipped with silicon hairspring, and has a power reserve of up to 4 days. The two barrels are also wound through an oscillating weight with a rounded bar window design, paying tribute to a series of classic watches including the original Fifty Fathoms. This detail was used to Improve the flexibility of the oscillating weight to protect the movement in the event of an accidental collision.
Of course, many swiss watches friends have “complained” that it’s really hard to grab a watch and get a watch! Nowadays, with its excellent watchmaking skills and design style, Blancpain’s watchmaking has gradually “out of the circle” and is well known by more people. If you encounter it, you must get it in the bag.