Blancpain Fifty Fathoms No Radiations - Military

German Bundeswehr - iconic diver

This Blancpain Fifty-Fathoms is one of the oldest and most famous diving watches in the entire watch history.

The timepiece was first produced in the mid-1960s for the combat swimmers of the West German Navy. What makes this model so special is its functionality and readability underwater without the use of radium lume, which was still standard at the time but was considered potentially harmful to health. The yellow and red "No Radiations" symbol on the dial of this watch indicates the absence of radium on the dial.

On the screw-down back of this Blancpain, you can see the military engravings "BUNDESWEHR" and the correct supply number.

On the wrist, the legendary diver's watch offers an impressive look. This is ensured by the large 40mm case, the wide black Bakelite bezel and the domed acrylic crystal.

Condition report
Dial: excellent matte black dial without scratches - original lume in hands and markers - signed "SWISS T < 25 MC".

Case: very good condition - light wear marks - full profile - intact engravings on the back: "Bundeswehr 6645-12-149-5012" and the serial number.

Bezel: bakelite bezel in great condition - light wear marks, not visible to the naked eye - rotatable in both directions - original luminous material.

Movement: Automatic caliber AS 1700 - 17 Jewels - operates properly.

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms is a true legend among diving watches. This one is even more special and rare due to its military history. Overall, an iconic diver that is very difficult to replace due to its great condition.

Serial number: 208xxx

Int.Exe.: 1804170

Manufacturer: Blancpain

Model: Fifty Fathoms

Functions: central second - hour and minute - rotating bezel - screwed-on caseback

Material: Stainless steel

Dial: black

Watch glass: acrylic crystal

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: pin buckle

Diameter: 40mm

Caliber name: A Schild AS 1700/01, 25 Jewels

Movement type: automatic

Year of Manufacture: 1965

Overall condition: 9 - has rarely been worn - top condition


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