Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad for Only Watch

Technical specifications


  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds


  • Self Winding/Automatic
  • Manufactured
  • Swiss Made


  • Round
  • Stainless steel
  • Polished
  • 40.30mm


  • Sapphire

Water resistance

  • 30.00atm / 300.00m / 1000.00ft


  • Pin Buckle
  • Stainless steel


  • Rubber
  • Black


  • 2021

Official description

Blancpain, who has been supporting the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy since its creation in 2001, renews its participation to the charity auction Only Watch. The Maison has chosen to dedicate a one-of-a-kind, Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad model, to this noble cause. This exclusive timepiece inspired by an iconic Blancpain historical timing instrument joins the ranks of the rare and highly prized "No Rad" collector's items, coveted by watch enthusiasts. This unique iteration will be awarded to the highest bidder, in Geneva, on November 6th 2021.

The Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad watch revisits a Blancpain diving instrument from the mid-60s, which was notably used by the German Navy's Combat Swimmers. The latter has the characteristic feature of a stamp on the dial with a "no radiations" logo indicating that Blancpain did not use luminescent materials composed of radium – a highly radioactive element declared harmful to health. This distinctive symbol has forged the success of this timepiece, which has become one of the most sought-after Fifty Fathoms watches among collectors.