Perhaps there is no factor that excites vintage watch enthusiasts like the early military dive watches. The combination of classic design, durability, and the romantic warmth of bronze is an unbeatable combination. Few brands can grasp this magical formula better than Blancpain Replica Watches. The brand’s Fifty Fathoms collection is one of the longest-running and most famous dive lines in all watchmaking industries. Of course, Blancpain has no shortage of historical reference points for its collection. In the first major version of 2021, Blancpain specifically mentioned one of the most acclaimed military references in the Fifty Fathoms family.
Fifty Fathoms No Rad was originally produced for the elite Kampfschwimmer combat divers of the West German Navy in the mid-1960s. It provides the tough functions and underwater readability of these combat-tested frogmen without the use of radium lume. It was still the standard at the time, but it has been found to cause potential health problems. The new limited-edition Replica Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad seems to capture the same mid-century military spirit, adding bold graphics and mellow patina to the charm of the traditional Fifty Fathoms design and an eye-catching new appearance.
Measured at 40.3 mm, the stainless steel case from the high-end fake Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad maintains all the features of the current Fifty Fathoms series. The low square crown guard and short and wide lugs have been fully polished here, emphasizing Fifty Fathoms’s more sophisticated features compared to some competitors. The rounded curve of the sapphire bezel is the iconic element of the modern Blancpain Fifty Fathoms knockoff watches line, bringing a touch of softness and sophistication to the harsh practical concept of the dive bezel. Here, this insert works well in a warm khaki lume, making the work more purposeful and vintage in the original image.
However, it is worth mentioning that these elements are not particularly similar to the original Fifty Fathoms No Rad. The model from the 1960s has a significantly different appearance, without a crown guard, narrow tapered lugs, and a light gray flat bezel. Therefore, for this new type of watch, its purpose is not so much a direct copy, as it is to capture the spirit of dive watches in the 60s, and this seems to be done very well. Anyway, the Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad features a sapphire display and a limited edition serial number. The Best Blancpain Replica sets the water-resistance of Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad as 300 meters.
In contrast, the dials from the designer Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad use a more rigorous approach to capture the appearance of the original 1960s. To this end, the Blancpain replica changes to the classic printed dive watch index with a diamond-shaped 12-point mark is presented in khaki Super-LumiNova, because it is filled in the lume of the long and narrow white sword handset. Naturally, the red and yellow “No Radiations” logo prominent at 6 o’clock seized the limelight of this design, reminiscent of the original work in the 1960s, and boldly distinguished itself from the standard Fifty Fathoms.
With such a dominant central element, the copy Blancpain made a wise and historically accurate decision to cut back the rest of the dial design, only the branding at 12 o’clock, with a visually balanced logo. Although the “No Radiations” logo is an undeniable key design, Blancpain faithfully reproduces the subtle elements and the original dial is here as well. The silver-printed outer minute track and the wide printed white frame surrounding the 3 o’clock date window have been faithfully carried, as is the choice of the white date wheel.
High-end Swiss Blancpain replica watches manufacturer has tried to power the Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad through its In-house Caliber 1151 Automatic Movement. It is beautifully decorated with Côtes de Genève and polished chamfers along the bridge as well as a black-coated 18k gold rotor. With a silicon balance spring and twin mainspring barrels, the Caliber 1151 provides a huge 100-hour power reserve at a beat rate of 21,600 BPH. Although this lower-than-average frequency may cause divergence among enthusiasts, the extended power reserve is a big benefit, and the slower beating appearance adds to the authenticity of the vintage feel of the design.
To make the look military-inspired and vintage, the Exact 1:1 Blancpain paired Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad with a classic black strap. Made of soft rubber, perforated, and easily breathable, the tropical strap provides a versatile and tough casual option for the design while maintaining the original flavor.
By fusing the DNA of the modern Fifty Fathoms collection and its 60s forebears, top counterfeit Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad shows a unique charm on the basis of the classic diving series, paying the price for its wide pedigree, and selecting one of the most famous reference materials. Only 500 luxurious Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad examples will be provided, now available through authorized dealers, MSRP is $14,100. For more detailed information, please visit the brand’s website.