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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

LOT 169

BLANCPAIN, FIFTY FATHOMS A fine and very rare, self-winding, stainless steel divers wristwatch with date

Brand Blancpain

Model Fifty Fathoms

Year Circa 1965

Numbers Case N. 5255

Caliber LP61

Dimensions 41 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement.

CHF 3,500 - 5,500

HKD 28,000 - 44,000 / USD 3,500 - 5,500

Sold: CHF 16,250


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8-28

Very good

Slightly scratched

Replacements

Movement: 2-27*

Very good

Custom-made

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-23-01

Very good

Later

HANDS Original


Notes

While this Blancpain has obviously been altered during its lifetime, one must remember that these dive watches were tool watches and were made to survive in extreme conditions and to be repaired easily. This example obviously has had its caseback changed, a later dial fitted and the entire movement was switched with a non-original one. The value obviously resides in the case, caseback and bezel which are in excellent condition and almost impossible to find.