In 2023, Blancpain will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fifty Fathoms timepiece which first saw the light in 1953.
Launched in 1953, the Fifty Fathoms is the first modern diver’s watch. Created by Blancpain CEO and passionate diver Jean-Jacques Fiechter to meet the needs of the newly developed sport of scuba-diving, it was chosen by diving pioneers and elite marine corps around the world as their timekeeping instrument.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms - Not Just an Archetypal Modern Diver’s Watch, but an Icon of Style and Innovation
Since it was first launched, the Fifty Fathoms timepieces continues to impress with design refinements and technological innovations...:
Timepieces and exclusive experiences will punctuate the next 12 months, orchestrated around the key number 70, as well as 20 and 10 -- 70 for the 70th anniversary of the Fifty Fathoms; 20 for the 20th anniversary of the contemporary Fifty Fathoms and the Blancpain Ocean Commitment; and 10 for the 10th anniversary of the Gombessa expeditions.