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