Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 70th anniversary
In 2023, Blancpain celebrates the 70th anniversary of the first modern diving watch.
Launched in 1953, the Fifty Fathoms is the first modern 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. With its water resistance, robust doubled-sealed crown, self-winding movement, contrasting dark dial with luminescent indications, unidirectional rotating bezel and anti-magnetic protection, the Fifty Fathoms has become 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 movements renowned for their robustness and reliability. They feature numerous technical innovations derived from Blancpain’s longstanding experience in the field of diving, its risks and its imperious necessities.
The Fifty Fathoms has played an essential role in the development of scuba diving and the discovery of the ocean world. It has enabled Blancpain to forge close links with the ocean community that have been consistently strengthened over the past 70 years. The Fifty Fathoms is the catalyst for Blancpain’s commitment to the preservation of the ocean.
Two new faces for the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet
Blancpain presents two new interpretations of its Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet model: a red gold version with a blue-gradient dial; and a titanium version with an anthracite dial. Through their distinct styles, these new models bring together two emblematic Blancpain universes: the sporting DNA of its famous Fifty Fathoms diver's…
Blancpain and PADI join forces to help protect 30% of the ocean by 2030
Swiss prestige watchmaker, Blancpain, and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI®), the world’s largest dive training organisation, are joining forces with the aim to fundamentally increase the number of marine protected areas (MPAs) around the globe over the coming decade. The organisations unveiled their collaborative…
Blancpain Air Command Flyback Chronograph
The Air Command collection is inspired by a highly sought-after 1950s Blancpain chronograph that was produced in tiny quantities. In the slipstream of its predecessor, the new Air Command model features sophisticated styling and offers two distinct timing modes: a chronograph with flyback function and a countdown bezel. Born in the mid-1950s, the…