Blancpain 5015C-1130-52B Fifty Fathoms "Tribute to Aqualung" SS / Rubber (31455)

31455 Blancpain 5015C-1130-52B Fifty Fathoms "Tribute to Aqua Lung", 5015C113052B, limited to 500 pieces, brushed stainless steel on a rubber strap with matching steel deployant clasp, automatic Blancpain caliber 1315 Movement, 20 hour power reserve, date between 4 and 5 O'clock, black dial with applied luminescent stick Markers, 60 minute unidirectional sapphire bezel, sapphire crystal, screw down crown, water resistant to 300 meters, diameter: 45mm, thickness: 15.5mm, comes with an additional buckle, strap and changing kit, like new with original box and papers; dated January 2015

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This is a stainless steel Blancpain Fifty Fathoms "Tribute to Aqua Lung" 5015C-1130-52B. It has a sailcloth strap with holes (a la Jaques Cousteau), with a stainless steel deployment clasp, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal and bezel cap. There is a screw down protected winding crown with a Blancpain raised emblem, and it has a screw down exhibition sapphire case back engraved with "BLANCPAIN-FIFTY FATHOMS," and a serial number. The 45mm diameter solid three-body case, straight lugs, and rounded wide bezel with knurled edge, are polished. The 60-minute unidirectional sapphire bezel has luminous baton indices, Arabic numerals at 15, 30, and 45 minutes, and there is a white luminous diamond at the 60 position. The dial is black with applied luminescent baton hour indices and Arabic numerals at the quarter hours. It has pointed steel baton hands with luminous inserts, a red center sweep seconds hand, and a perimeter white luminous minute/second scale. There is a date aperture window between 4 and 5 o'clock, and it has a 120-hour power reserve due to its three mainspring barrels mounted in series. It's water resistant to 300 meters/1000 feet, and the 15.5mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Blancpain Fifty Fathoms "Tribute to Aqua Lung" 5015C-1130-52B has a mechanical automatic self-winding Blancpain Caliber 1315 movement. It's rhodium-plated, with fausses cotes embellishment, and it's constructed with 35 jewels, 227 components, and a shock absorber mechanism. It includes a straight-line lever escapement, a beryllium balance, a self-compensating nonmagnetic flat silicon balance spring, and a hacking seconds mechanism for precision time setting. It has a distinctive engine-turned propeller-shaped rotor, and the movement oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz).

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms "Tribute to Aqua Lung" 5015C-1130-52B was introduced in 2007 in a limited edition of 500 examples. The Fifty Fathoms was the first professional diving watch and is the world's oldest watch brand.