Quick specs Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1 Series I/II/III
Price: CHF 16’200 | $ 17,400 | approx. € 17.000 | approx. £ 15,000
Size: 42.30 mm
Reference: 5010A 1130 NABA (Series I) / 5010B 1130 NABA (Series II) / 5010C 1130 NABA (Series III)
This Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1 Series I, II and III commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Fifty Fathoms model. Which was the brands first diver, launched in 1953. It is a limited edition of 210 in total, divided into 3 series of 70 pieces. Why is not clear but Blancpain uses the following regions: Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Each of these three regions will get ‘their own’ Series plus number on the dial. Maybe you want to collect them all.
The watch is 42.3 millimeters, a bit smaller than most new FF’s that will go with 45, and a bit bigger than recent special versions that have 40 millimeters. Like this Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC. The new model has a black sunray-brushed dial that matches the cream-colored super-luminova hands and markers. Nice, as it keeps the classic characteristics of the watch.
Most of the design of this Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1 goes back to the first model
Like all new Fifty Fathoms models the dial has the logo on top, then the brand name followed by the model’s name and diving depth capabilities. Under the center you will find the 70th Anniversary indication and whether you are dealing with a Series I, II or III.
Inside the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1 is an automatic in-house caliber 1315 with a more than sufficient power reserve of 120 hours. And of course, the watch can withstand water up to 300 meters / 1.000 feet. The black NATO strap is made from recycled fishing nets.
|Technical data Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1 Series I/II/III|
5010A 1130 NABA (Series I) / 5010B 1130 NABA (Series II) / 5010C 1130 NABA (Series III)
Blancpain caliber 1315 | Automatic | Diameter: 30.6 mm (13 lignes) | Thickness 5.65 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Parts: 227 | Jewels: 35 | Anti-magnetic silicon balance spring | Hours, minutes, seconds and date | Power reserve: 120 hours
|Case and dial:|
42.30 mm | Stainless steel | Thickness: 14.3 mm | Domed sapphire crystal with AR coating | Black sunray-brushed dial | Hour and minute hands, Arabic numerals and indices treated with cream-coloured super-luminova | Central small seconds hand with lume and red tip | Screw-down crown with guards | Screwed case back with sapphire crystal | Unidirectional bezel with 60-minute diving scale | Water resistance: 30 ATM / 30 bar / 300 meters / 1.000 feet
Black NATO strap | Steel buckle
|Price Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1 Series I/II/III:|
CHF 16’200 | $ 17,400 | approx. € 17.000 | approx. £ 15,000