Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Blancpain 50 Fathoms Concept 2000

ChrisL was due for a new watch.

In the toss up between two very different watches and brands, an unbelievable deal proved too good to resist and so off it was to J.Farren-Price to pick up his new wrist toy.

The removal of one and a half links later, Chris' new "whoosy" was locked onto his wrist.


Reference : 2200-6530-66
Model : Fifty Fathoms Men's Stainless Steel and Rubber Diver's watch
Features : Time, date window between 4 and 5 o'clock, red tipped seconds hand
Dial : Black. Hands and indices with luminous material

Case and Bracelet : Stainless Steel and Rubber
Case Size : 40.5mm, thickness 13mm
Movement : Blancpain Caliber 115
Jewels : 29
Frequency : 21,600
Power Reserve : 100hrs

This is a surprisingly lightweight sports watch that sits comfortably on the wrist. At 40.5mm, it is not too large and quite nicely sized, by contemporary standards. It also sits quite discreetly on the wrist.

Other models that were released at the same time were the 50 Fathoms GMT 24 Two Time Zones and the Air Command Chronograph. Perhaps ChrisL will collect all three?

Congratulations ChrisL on the latest member of your Blancpain family.


initialjh said...

the sticker is still on, will ChrisL take it off?? :p congrats on a great timepiece

Sidney said...

Congrats Chris!! :) Have to see it one day!

Anonymous said...

It is indeed a lovely timepiece, which has now found its way into my collection. I have named it Watch No. 139!!
Mr S

Anonymous said...

does anyone know where I can buy such a watch