Blancpain TR 900 / Fifty Fathoms Bronze Milspec US NAVY. The Dream Pair.

Sep 15, 2022,08:37 AM

The TR 900 is famous. It is a legend, an icon, and one of the most sought after vintage Fifty Fathoms. Rare it is, clearly. But compared to the Bronze Milspec US NAVY which was only a prototype, there is no comparison. 

When I think that I couldn't get this US NAVY when I was offered it... It is one of my biggest regrets. 



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I just wanna say...

 By: caarl_watcher : September 15th, 2022-09:36
Can I have one too?


 By: amanico : September 15th, 2022-10:20

I know, I know!

 By: amanico : September 15th, 2022-16:22

Thanks for looking, Lars.

 By: amanico : September 15th, 2022-16:23

It’s interesting they would consider making this in bronze, no?

 By: ArmisE : September 15th, 2022-14:50
I mean it’s supposed to be a practical, military watch. Would a bronze case offer any benefit to the military purchasing eg cost savings? And i guess it didn’t go to production since you mention this is a prototype.

Hello Armis: probably military were looking for…

 By: Subexplorer : September 15th, 2022-16:05
… a safer case material for divers working with magnetic mines and experimented with a bronze case. By some reason they decided it was not practical or too expensive and remained with classic steel cases. Just my feelings. May be Nicolas can confirm this.... 

I could bet on that.

 By: amanico : September 16th, 2022-15:25


 By: Subexplorer : September 16th, 2022-16:18

Fantastic duo you show here dear Nicolas!!

 By: Subexplorer : September 15th, 2022-16:01
That bronze prototype would have been a wonderful addition to your FF collection indeed. Rarest of rare! Thank you so much for sharing!! Cheers! Abel

Looking forward to view that!

 By: Subexplorer : September 16th, 2022-15:18

Gracias, Amigo.

 By: amanico : September 16th, 2022-15:26

A ti tambien!

 By: amanico : September 17th, 2022-21:55


 By: Subexplorer : September 18th, 2022-03:53

Grazie, amico!

 By: amanico : September 15th, 2022-21:21