In a hurry of exciting new releases, Blancpain Villeret Chronographe Pulsomètre Watch has enlarged the Fifty Fathoms range even further. This one, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Naguers De Combat Watch, relies heavily on the earliest models in this collection dating from 1953. Here we have a extremely pared back imagining of the Fifty Fathoms design DNA. The stainless steel case measures 45mm with a well decorated closed caseback, showing an anchor that has been mounted by two handed seahorses with wings. Because why not? Who doesn’t like watching winged seahorses kiss?
Model: Fifty Fathoms Nageurs De Combat Watch
Dimensions: 45mm × 15.7Millimeter
Water Resistance: 300 meters
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Crystal/Lens: Sapphire Crystal
Movement: Caliber 1315
Power Reserve: 120 hours
Strap/Bracelet: 23mm leather-backed fabric
Price & Availability: Limited to 300 pieces
But I jest. The seahorses are not really smooching. (I believe they are only colleagues.) They are, in actuality, a part of a very special emblem that Blancpain Replica needed to receive permission from the French military to use. The caseback image is, in actuality, that the Combat Diver Qualification Badge awarded to divers when they pass their training. The anchor represents the sailors, along with the winged seahorses signify the underwater world and parachutists.