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Feb 17

Blancpain 500 Fathoms Only Watch 2009

        Created in 1735, by an enthusiast entrepreneur, in Villeret Switzerland Blancpain is watch-making powerhouse that carries on an impressive cultural and historical heritage, and that preserved unaltered through the years its life-guiding principles, tradition and philosophy.

         A brand renowned among the watch-connoisseurs worldwide for its mechanical movements of near-perfection accuracy and sublime aesthetics, Blancpain recently introduced another sophisticated addition to its emblematic 500 Fathoms Collection, especially designed for the Only Watch 2009, the new Blancpain 500 Fathoms watch for Only Watch 2009.

        The timepiece is defined by powerful masculine design that immediately hints about its nautical dynamic spirit, and its profound connection with the ocean’s eternally fascinating and mysterious universe. The outstanding wristwatch was created in the fine Blancpain watch-making tradition, preserving most of the elements of the iconic Fifty Fathoms launched in the 50s. The timepiece is characterized by a powerful retro elegance, although it masterfully combines up-to-date, high-tech materials, the large 48 mm titanium case, and the carbon-fiber central dial fitted with blued smoked sapphire crystal. The watch’s dial is shielded by a cambered sapphire crystal that ensures a vital space between the glass and the dial of the timepiece, extremely important for a diver’s watch during decompression. Moreover, the timepiece is equipped with a ratcheted bezel for user-friendly handling underwater; it features a unidirectional rotation system that prevents the accidental extensions of the diving timings and it features luminescent indexes for perfect time-legibility in poor light conditions.

        A surprising feature of the new Blancpain 500 Fathoms watch for Only Watch 2009 is the sapphire crystal case-back that masterfully exhibits the delicate dance of the watch’s movement and, at the same time, is capable of providing an amazing 1,000-meter water-resistance.

        This remarkable model features a very interesting dial, remarkable due to its eye-pleasing anthracite hue and to its contemporary creative design. It features a central carbon-fiber surface, surrounded by a brushed outer ring, and a calendar disc placed underneath blued sapphire crystal inserts, located at 6 o’clock, there s a small date aperture. For optimal time-legibility under the sea surface, the timepiece features square hour indices and sward-shaped hour and minutes hands with luminescent coating. At the heart of this remarkable diver’s watch beats the Blancpain in-house automatic caliber 1315 movement which confers the advantage of 120 hours power reserve.

        Created for an audacious diver, keen on horological mastery and sophisticated stylish looks, the one-of-a-kind timepiece features a salt-water-resistant bracelet manufactured from rubber-lined black sail canvas and it was sold for an impressive sum of 22,000.00 Euro, at the Only Watch 2009 auction.

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