Blancpain Vintage Gilt Fifty Fathoms Aqualung Rotomatic Incabloc RARE (24914)

24914 Blancpain Vintage Fifty Fathoms Gilt Aqualung Rotomatic Incabloc, this is the first series Blancpain Aqualung from the 1950s and is one of the most important and first dive watches in history, stainless steel case on a NATO strap, automatic signed Blancpain movement, 17 Jewels, weighted rotor, stainless steel case is showing normal signs of wear for its age but with sharp edges, rare two-piece caseback, original radium dial and hands, (please note, scratches are on the original crystal not on the dial), original bakelite bezel with nicely aged, original dust cover, size: 41mm, thickness: 13.8mm, Rare Watch in Good Condition with European Watch Company 6 Month Warranty and Pouch. The watch was purchased from the grandson of the original owner.

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This is a Vintage c. 1950's stainless steel Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Gilt Aqualung Rotomatic Incabloc. It has a NATO strap with a stainless steel tang buckle, and an acrylic crystal. There is a screw-down case back engraved with "BLANCPAIN – 50 FATHOMS – STAINLESS STEEL – SWISS MADE" in the center, and around the perimeter is "WATERPROOF – SHOCK PROTECTED – AUTOMATIC – ANTIMAGNETIC." Underneath is an antimagnetic protective dust cap engraved with "IN CASE OF OPENING THE WATERTIGHTNESS OF THIS WATCH MUST BE CHECKED BY AN OFFICIAL BLANCPAIN 50 FATHOMS DEALER." The 41mm diameter solid two-body case, downturned screwed lugs, and bidirectional revolving bezel with decompression times every five minutes including luminous Arabic numerals and baton indices with a diamond shape at 12 o'clock, are polished/brushed. It has the original Bakelite black bezel with a knurled edge. There are gilt Arabic numeral markers at the quarter hours, baton indices, original gilt skeletal baton hands with luminous inserts, and a gilt luminous arrow tipped center sweep seconds hand. Around the perimeter is a 60-minute/one-fifth second scale. The 13.8mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Gilt Aqualung Rotomatic Incabloc has an automatic Blancpain caliber AS 1361N movement, that's rhodium plated. It's constructed with 17 jewels, an Incabloc shock absorber device, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance, a weighted rotor, and a self-compensating flat balance spring.