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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Diver Day-Date Ref. AAR00075

Blancpain, the venerable Swiss manufacturer with a legacy dating back to 1735, has earned global renown for its exquisite craftsmanship, particularly in the realm of pocket and dress wristwatches. These timepieces stand as brilliant examples of horological art, deserving of meticulous study and analysis. However, today, our focus shifts to Blancpain’s lesser-known brilliance—their foray into purpose-built tool watches and the creation of the quintessential modern diver’s timepiece, the iconic Fifty Fathoms.

The genesis of Blancpain’s groundbreaking endeavor lies in the name itself—the “Fifty Fathoms,” derived from the British unit of measurement equivalent to approximately 91.45 meters. This depth was deemed the maximum achievable by divers using the oxygen mixture available at the time. Notably, the French Navy, for logistical reasons, centralized its procurement of diving gear, including Blancpain’s diving watches, through Spirotechnique, situated on the left bank of central Paris.

Adding to the tapestry of Blancpain’s diver’s watch legacy is the rare and distinctive Fifty Fathoms ref. AR00075. This particular timepiece boasts a unique allure with its greyish vignette dial complemented by a striking red handset, housed within a bull-shaped case emblematic of 1970s style. Featuring a day-date complication and an inner dive bezel, this variant presents a refreshing twist on the iconic design—a testament to Blancpain’s enduring innovation and commitment to pushing boundaries in watchmaking.

€ 12.900

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Details
Brand Blancpain
Movement Automatic
Model Fifty Fathoms
Diameter 40 mm
Reference AAR00075
Bracelet/strap: Rubber
Year of production (circa) 1970s
Lug Width 22 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Mineral
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Brown
Backstory

All of our vintage watches have been carefully selected for you. Each watch is meticulously inspected on condition and originality. Furthermore, our watches receive a full service by our highly skilled and qualified watchmakers before hitting the store, so you can wear your special find with confidence. A statement we back up with a 2-year warranty.

With over two decades of experience in vintage watches, we have developed an eye for great quality and great stories. Because we believe every vintage watch tells a story through its unique design, history and patina. A vintage watch is a time-traveling device in that sense. A practical item for daily use, that connects us to something bigger than ourselves at the same time. In an age of single-use goods and quick consumption, a mechanical marvel that is designed to last for generations is quite simply a fantastic thing to have in your life.

At AWCo, we are a diverse team of watch experts, each with their own niche interests and expertise. From history buffs to tech geeks and style gurus, we all approach this beautiful passion from different angles. We operate under the mantra that every vintage watch is unique and so is every client. We get a massive thrill out of helping you find that one special watch that perfectly suits your personality, style and budget. To see you staring at your wrist with a big smile on your face, is what we get out of bed for.

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Brand

Blancpain

Model

Reference

AAR00075

Year of production (circa)

1970s

Material

Steel

Crystal

Mineral

Dial color

Brown

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

40 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Rubber

Lug Width

22 mm

Set Content

Watch only