Fifty Fathoms - The Dive and Watch History 1953-2013



Marc A. Hayek

Dietmar W. Fuchs

Jeffrey S. Kingston

Stephan Ciejka

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The histories of Blancpain's legendary Fifty Fathoms, the world's first modern diving watch, and diving itself have been intertwined ever since 1953. Blancpain has brought these two stories together in a richly illustrated collectible volume entitled "Fifty Fathoms - The Dive and Watch History". Blancpain's editors enlisted experts from both fields to chronicle the twin evolutions and milestones: the stories of revered divers have been assembled by diving expert and photographer Dietmar Fuchs; the sixty years of the iconic Fifty Fathoms timepieces and the Blancpain CEOs whose visions have guided its creation and development has been chronicled by noted watch journalists Jeffrey Kingston and Stephan Ciejka. The result is a comprehensive portrait of pioneers and inventors never before assembled in a single album. "Fifty Fathoms - The Dive and Watch History" in its 475 pages with more than 600 dazzling photographs recounts the stories of 24 of the most important adventurers who pioneered exploration of the world's oceans - such as Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Hans Hass, Ernest H. Brooks II and Stan Waterman - and follows the achievements of Blancpain's CEOs, Jean-Jacques Fiechter and Marc A. Hayek.