Rarest original Swiss made remarkable technical marvel – The Blancpain 50th anniversary 50 Fathoms diver’s watch, Ref. 2200A-1130-71, Limited Edition of 50 pieces. The world first dive watch with unique hand made sapphire bezel! Come with original Blancpain Fifty Fathoms box (not original to this particular watch, but original to the 50 Fathoms series). Practically mint condition. Run great and all functions work as expected.
Equipped with a self-winding Cal. 1151 with center seconds and 100h power reserve, water resistancy up to 300m, and the unidirectional rotating bezel, this watch is of course a professional diver’s tool – but it is also a hand-crafted marvel, and a real ‘toy’. The design is a slightly modernised interpretation of the first 50 Fathoms watches: Dial, hands, case – and even the nifty rotatable bezel! If you take a close look at the bezel, you’ll see that it is hand-made of sapphire, and it features an out-curved surface! This is a measure, together with the unusually thick sapphire crystal, to protect the bezel from being scratched by hard surfaces (e.g. rock) and is a world’s first. The Anniversary 50 Fathoms is build in three series, I, II and III, each limited to 50 pieces, whereby the 1st series is reserved for the asian market, 2nd for Europe and 3rd for US market. The watch comes with 71-type metal bracelet.
Technical data of the Ref. 2200A-1130-71:
Case: diameter 40.3mm – height 14mm – water resistant up to 300m – stainless steel – unidirectionally rotatable bezel with curved sapphire inlet. Movement: Cal. 1151 self-winding- diameter 26.2mm – height 3.25mm – 21600 bph – 100h power reserve – 210 hand-finshed components – 28 jewels.