Blancpain Fifty Fathoms – passion, reliability and the fascination of the sea
It has been fifty years since Blancpain made the step towards the first modern diver's watch on the world market. The Fifty Fathoms has since been considered one of the icons of horology and today presents itself more robust, more precise and more diverse than ever before. Experience the high class of maritime watches with this stunning collection. Get to know every detail about the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms on Uhrinstinkt.
From military to classic: The success story of the Fifty Fathoms
France in 1953: The renowned military unit of undersea divers desperately required a functional watch which could surpass the impermeability of previous editions. After several rejections from bigger companies a small Swiss factory accepted the challenge and was able to impress the whole industry with the final outcome. This was due to the fact that the new Fifty Fathoms - the name was supposed to emphasize the original impermeability of fifty fathoms (91,45 m) – turned out to be a pioneer of its time creating a base with inserted nuts, an antimagnetic automatic clockwork and a particular crown seal. Shortly after, the watch was utilized by British, US-American and Israeli military units.
The following decades enrichened the variety of models of the time pieces immensely while the watches continued to surpass existing boundaries. The highlight is the current diver family from Le Brassus which was introduced in 2007 for the first time. Consequently, there is not merely the famous Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe but also the high-end model Tourbillion 8 Jours which belongs to the exclusive range of products.
Handicraft meets topmost individuality
The centre point of the series is still marked by the classic Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique which embodies an unmistakable character with its ceramic bezel and an impressive size of 45 mm. It contains the renowned sport calibre 1315 and is optionally available in 18-carat rose gold or as gigantic 48 mm limited edition "500 Fathoms". The calibre does not merely convince due to its robust construction but thanks to three spring barrels which are connected in series it furthermore provides a power reserve of 120 hours.
As high-class luxury watches all Editions are produced in well-versed handicraft and retrospectively reflect the 280 years of company history. Since the establishment in 1735 the company has believed in the concept of supreme innovative capacity while keeping a low quantity up until today. The results impress every single time with elaborate applications like perpetual calendars, minute repetitions and carousels.
Your Blancpain Fifty Fathoms awaits you at Uhrinstinkt
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