Thursday, May 23, 2019

Blancpain Barakuda...

Blancpain have introduced one more watch into the fifty Fathoms collection. This time it is the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Barakuda. 

Photograph: Phillips

The original watch from the 1960s.

Some would say reissue but I think it is more a homage then a reissue. The new watch, a Limited Edition run of only 500 pieces borrows much from its iconic predecessor. It features a date complication at the 3 o’clock position, a matte black dial with the Ecru rectangular markers with red accents. Additionally, got to love the pencil hour and minute hands.

Photograph: Blancpain

The watch is powered by the Frederic Piguet caliber 1151 automatic movement and has a 95 hour power reserve. And best of all, it comes in at a modest 40mm stainless steel case and with the added touch of being fitted with a tropic style rubber strap, much like the original. 

The watch is priced at CHF14,500.

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