For the Only Watch 2023, Blancpain has created a unique piece of Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1.
Blancpain has been supporting the Only Watch charity auction of the Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy for more than two decades.
The venerable Swiss watch brand has been celebrating the 70th Anniversary of its iconic Fifty Fathoms which publicly debuted in 1953. For the Only Watch 2023 Auction, Blancpain has created a special edition – featuring a unique blue-themed colour motif – of the Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1 timepiece launched earlier this year.
This special edition of the Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1 for Only Watch has been inspired by the 1953 original Fifty Fathoms as well as two other landmark editions: the 2003 50th Anniversary Fifty and the 2007 Fifty Fathoms, which marked the birth of the new generations of this icon.
This unique edition in stainless steel comes with a blue unidirectional bezel featuring a domed shape ensuring exceptional visual depth and made of sapphire with its extraordinary scratch resistance
Its subtle blue-gradient dial has darker outer rim and luminous indexes – Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock and baton-type hour-markers at the five-minute marks. Each marker employs multiple layers of Super-LumiNova® to bestow extra depth.
Inside this watch beats the Blancpain movement 1315 featuring three mainspring barrels, giving the timepiece a reliable five-day power reserve, as well as a free sprung balance fitted with a silicon hairspring, for greater precision and robustness.
The sapphire crystal case-back offers a view of the movement’s high-end finishing, extra-large jewels and 18-carat gold winding rotor. The oscillating weight is coated with a NAC platinum-based alloy and bearing the inscription “Only Watch Blancpain”.
The stainless steel case features the same 42.3 mm size recently launched on the Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1.
The watch comes with a blue NATO-style strap made of nylon reclaimed and recycled from fishing nets removed from the sea as part of environmental ocean clean-up efforts.
Model: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1 for Only Watch 2023, Unique Edition, Ref. 5010-1140-NAOA
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 42.3 mm
Sapphire case back
Blue unidirectional bezel
Water-resistant to 30 bar (300 meters)
Subtly graduated blue dial
Blancpain calibre 1315
Three mainspring barrels with a 5-day power reserve
Free sprung balance fitted with a silicon hairspring, for greater precision and robustness
The 18K gold winding rotor coated with a NAC platinum-based alloy and inscribed with the Only Watch legend
Blue nylon NATO-style strap
CHF 20,000 – 30,000
USD 22,000 – 33,000
EUR 20,600 – 30,900