For Only Watch 2009, Blancpain has created the unique 500 Fathoms Only Watch No. 1/1. The 48mm diameter 500 Fathoms is water-resistant to 1000 meters. An automatic decompression valve housed inside the brushed titanium case guarantees the watch’s security and reliability. The unique anthracite gray dial sports a carbon fiber center. A tinted blue sapphire ring provides a transparent view of the date disc rotating beneath a window at 6 o’clock.
The luminescent coating applied to the hour markers, bezel markings and hands, along with the red tip of the central seconds hand, ensure optimal read-off in all circumstances. The easy-grip raised notched unidirectional rotating bezel facilitates handling, while the titanium and scratchproof sapphire crystal bezel is slightly domed to reduce the risk of impacts.
The sapphire crystal case-back allows the owner to admire the self-winding Calibre 1315 with its hand-decorated oscillating weight shaped like a boat propeller. The 500 Fathoms Only Watch N°1/1 is equipped with a rubber-lined black sail canvas strap, while an additional rubber strap and the dedicated instrument required to fix it complete the set, delivered in an ultra-sturdy watertight presentation box able to withstand extreme conditions.
Under the high patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, Only Watch 2009 is an exceptional charity auction initiated by Luc Pettavino, Founder of United Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (UPMD) and President of the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM). The Only Watch auction will be held on September 24th 2009 in the Principality of Monaco during the prestigious international MONACO YACHT SHOW. The Only Watch concept brings together Patrizzi & Co. Auctioneers and 34 of the most renowned watch brands. The unique pieces donated by the manufacturers are auctioned, with the entire proceeds donated to AMM, created by parents of children suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy.