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WATCHES

Five things we love about the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms No Rad

Words by Rob Chilton

A watch with a military history and a radiation warning

Here’s a rundown of the highlights.



1. The watch has a rugged and colourful history, first used in the mid-1960s by the Kampfschwimmer, the elite frogman commando unit that was part of the German Navy.

2. The dial bears a ‘No radiations’ logo in yellow and red, which in the 1960s reassured the wearer that their health would not be harmed by radium, a radioactive material that was used to make watches luminescent.

First used by the German Navy

3. Limited to just 500 pieces, the Fifty Fathoms No Rad has a huge four-day power reserve and is sized at 40.3mm, a dimension exclusive to limited edition Fifty Fathoms watches.

4. The strap comes from renowned manufacturer Tropic, which rose to fame in the 1960s for making soft, comfortable and durable watch straps that were the preferred choice for professional divers.

Impressive in the dark

5. A lovely beige/orange colour marks the chapter ring, hands and time scale on the bezel to give a vintage feel to the watch.

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