Blancpain - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Blancpain
    Year: Circa 2022
    Reference No: 5200-0153-B52A
    Case No: 2062
    Model Name: Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph
    Material: Ceramic
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. F385, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Canvas
    Clasp/Buckle: Ceramic Blancpain pin buckle
    Dimensions: 43.6mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Blancpain international warranty stamped Blancpain Taipei 101 Boutique dated 5th September 2022, purchase invoice, blank service booklet, instruction manual, diver’s logbook, additional strap, cloth, travel pouch, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Introduced in 1953, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms is one of the firm’s most iconic designs and it has been cemented as the classic archetypal diver’s watch through time. The name “Fifty Fathom” refers to the depth ratings that divers could safely reach in the 1950s.

    - Taking inspiration from the original, the present timepiece is a great modern re-interpretation. It is fitted in a full ceramic case, making it highly resistant to scratches, corrosion, and oxidation. It also features a charming green sunburst dial and unidirectional satin-brushed bezel, filled with Liquidmetal™ markers.

    - It houses the caliber F385, a modernised in-house flyback chronograph movement with a column wheel, vertical clutch, and free sprung balance with silicon balance spring, delightfully observable via the transparent caseback. It boasts a power reserve of 50 hours and is 300 meters water-resistant.

    - This present example is offered in “like new” condition and complete with its full set of accessories.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1735

    As the watchmaking brand with the earliest founding date, Blancpain remains close to tradition, concentrating on classical mechanical watches. Established in 1735 by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain, the Le Brassus manufacturer today continues to innovate with the development of high-quality calibres and is proud of their heritage, having never made quartz watches. One of the firm's greatest successes was the Fifty Fathom wristwatch introduced in 1953 — the vintage models of which are now highly coveted by collectors. The earliest dive watch available to the market, Fifty Fathom came out a year prior to Rolex's Submariner.  Another key model is the Air Command from the 1960s, considered one of the most mythical collector's watches due to their extreme rarity. Today, the firm specializes in creative innovated complicated timepieces. 

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 5200-0153-B52A
A “like-new” and attractive ceramic diver’s chronograph wristwatch with date, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2022
43.6mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$88,900

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024