1. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Barakuda
In the 1960s, Blancpain supplied its Fifty Fathoms dive watches to a German company called Barakuda. The new Barakuda recreates the aesthetic codes of the old watches, from the rectangular hour markers to the prominent date aperture at ‘3’. The tropical-type rubber strap, known for its durability and comfort on the wrist, is also the same one that was used for the 1960s model.
These vintage features aside, everything else about the watch has been updated to modern standards. Powered by the ultra-thin automatic 1151 movement with a power reserve of 100 hours, it is water-resistant up to 300m. A scratchproof domed sapphire insert protects the unidirectional bezel. Case size is 40mm, a dimension that is reserved for limited edition Fifty Fathoms – in this case only 500 pieces will be produced.