Pleased to offer this very rare Waltham “Fifty Fathoms” diver produced by Blancpain. In the early 1950’s Waltham stopped producing watches in the USA and partnered with Blancpain but were signed and retailed by Waltham for the North American market. These watches are identical to the early Blancpain early Fifty Fathom divers displaying the sought after 3-6-9-12 dial
From our research less than ten examples are known. The dial is original radium and shows some wear which is common for radium lume but still retains a beautiful gloss. The hands appear to have been relumed in the past and are a correct period match to the dial. The case looks to be unpolished and is very sharp. The original bezel is stunning with a small hairline crack at the 12, 30 and 45 markers which is very common on Bakelite bezels as they are very fragile.
A fantastic rare example.
Case Stainless Steel
Strap Black Nato
Model Waltham “Fifty Fathoms”