The first modern diver's watch.
The Fifty Fathoms collection embodies Blancpain's passion for the marine world, originally expressed in 1953 with the creation of the first modern diver's watch.
All Fifty Fathoms models bear the main distinctive features that forged the reputation of their legendary ancestor and established it as the archetypal diver's watch.
Made in Switzerland
Hours, Mintutes, Small Seconds with Date
Unidirectional Rotating Bezel
FIFTY FATHOMS, BATHYSCAPHE, date and small seconds, blue dial, unidirectional satin-brushed grey ceramic, bezel with blue ceramic insert and liquidmetal, satin-brushed ceramic case, self-winding, diameter 43.60mm, 120 hour power reserve, Sail-canvas strap.
The Fifty Fathoms collection The spirit to preserve The Fifty Fathoms collection embodies Blancpain's passion for the underwater world that was originally expressed in 1953 with the presentation of the first modern diver's watch. All Fifty Fathoms models feature the main signature elements that forged the reputation of their legendary ancestor and established it as the archetypal diver's watch. The same professionalism is apparent in the decisive design choices, dictated by a wealth of experience in the field of diving, its risks and its imperious necessities. The latest additions to the collection are extraordinary technical achievements as well as a tribute to the pioneers who made scuba diving possible. It is their passion and dedication which opened up whole new vistas for underwater exploration and that continue to inspire Blancpain in using innovative materials and new technical solutions in order to push the limits of its timepieces and to fulfil the most sophisticated demands.
Thanks to the constant innovation and complete control over the manufacturing process, Blancpain has absolute freedom of creation. In-house design and manufacturing of a significant part of the components and tools; manual assembly of each movement by a single watchmaker; fully handcrafted refined finishes, even down to the last detail: the strength of the Manufacture lies in their capacity to create timepieces that are at once innovative and respectful of the Swiss watchmaking tradition.
This philosophy is reflected in each of Blancpain's models, from the classic Villeret pieces, to the emblematic Fifty Fathoms diving watches, the elegant Ladybird collection and the exceptional Métiers d'Art watches.