Blancpain Fifty Fathoms*** Milspec Demo*** 1969
BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms Milspec I 'Demolition Watch', Civilian, 1969
Serial: 207611
Circa: 1969
Reference: N/A

DIAL: Black glossy dial with humidity indicator at 6 o'clock and luminous hour markers. White pencil hands with luminous center. White spear tip center seconds hand.

MOVEMENT: AS 1700, automatic movement, 17 jewels
Rotor signed Blancpain Rayville S.A.

CASE: 41mm, sandblasted, black bakelite bi-directional 60-minute bezel. Acrylic crystal.

BRACELET: Not specified

CONDITION REPORT: The dial is in mint condition with a nice patina along with the hands. The case is in mint condition with original finish.

NOTES: This is a Blancpain Milspec ‘Demoliton Watch’ or Civilian. The civilian version is rarer then the military version. It got that name, The Demolition Watch, from an old Abercrombie & Fitch catalog from late 60's/early 70’s with this configuration. It is described as being used by Navy divers, resistant to water or explosive shock (therefore the nickname we assume), fitted with special humidity indicator, revolving bezel, screw in crown, and special sandblast case. All apparent here.
These are exceedingly rare & have the distinct advantage of civilian watch that is in absolutely mint condition .