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    • Circa 2020

    • 45mm diameter

    • Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Manufacturer: Blancpain
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: 5015-12B30B52A
    Case No: No. 198
    Model Name: Fifty Fathoms
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1315, 35 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Nylon
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Blancpain pin buckle
    Dimensions: 45mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by unstamped Blancpain International Warranty dated 7th February 2020, hang tags, technical and service booklet, instruction manual, 2019 calendar card, outer packaging and fitted Peli case presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms diver’s wristwatch first appeared in the 1950’s designed as a professional tool watch rivaling against the Rolex Submariner launched roughly around the same time. Fast forward to the 21st century, the Fifty Fathoms remains a thriving model with modern upgrades and enhanced professional capabilities.

    In 2014, Blancpain launched the Fifty Fathoms 5015 encased in titanium with an all sapphire crystal luminous bezel insert. Providing durability, the nature of the sapphire crystal ensures a tougher hardness while retaining a vintage aura. Whilst Fifty Fathoms is equivalent to 100 meters, the present example boasts a depth rating of up to 300 meters.

    Presented in brand new and unworn condition, the present example is accompanied by the full set of accessories along with its durable Peli fitted presentation box.

  • 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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Ref. 5015-12B30B52A
An attractive and well-preserved titanium diver’s wristwatch with center seconds, date, warranty and box

Circa 2020
45mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$60,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$81,250

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