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Fifty Fathoms Origins


Launched in 1953, the Fifty Fathoms is the first true diver's watch. Created by a diver to meet the needs of underwater exploration, it was chosen by diving pioneers and elite marine corps around the world as a professional timekeeping instrument. 

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Jean-Jacques Fiechter

CREATED BY A DIVER FOR DIVERS

 

 

With its water resistance, robust double-sealed crown, self-winding movement, contrasting dark dial with luminescent indications, lockable rotating bezel and anti-magnetic protection, the Fifty Fathoms became an indispensable instrument for divers on their underwater missions.

 

These key signature elements that established the Fifty Fathoms as the archetypal diver's watch continue to define the identity of such timepieces for the entire watch industry. Bearing witness to the past while simultaneously looking firmly to the future, contemporary Fifty Fathoms models incorporate modern high-end in-house movements renowned for their robustness and reliability. 

 

Blancpain's in-house mechanical movements feature numerous technical innovations derived from the brand's longstanding experience in the field of diving, its risks and its imperious necessities.

TOWARDS THE BIRTH OF 
BLANCPAIN OCEAN COMMITMENT

 

 

The Fifty Fathoms has played an essential role in the development of scuba diving and thus the discovery of the ocean world. The adoption of the Fifty Fathoms by ocean pioneers, explorers, marine scientists, underwater photographers, and others has enable Blancpain to forge close links with the ocean community, that have been consistently strengthened for more than 70 years. 

The Fifty Fathoms is the catalyst for Blancpain's commitment to ocean preservation.

 

 

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