Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms is known to be the first modern diver’s watch. The vintage Fifty Fathoms dive watch was first introduced in 1953. Today, the most popular Blancpain 50 Fathoms watch is the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, a tribute to the deep-sea submersible. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms watches are commonly found in two diameters, the Blancpain Bathyscaphe 38mm and the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 40mm. In addition to the Blancpain fifty fathoms bathyscaphe watch, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms GMT is another popular Blancpain watch, which allows users to keep time on 2 time zones. The Blancpain 50 Fathoms collection offers a wide variety of luxurious materials, with the Fifty Fathoms stainless steel being the most commonly used. Additionally, Blancpain offers both the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms titanium and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms gold. This Blancpain diver watch is overwhelmingly popular as the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms blue, yet the Blancpain dive watch has its origin in black.
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Collection Review
The luxury Fifty Fathoms Collection by Blancpain, is exclusively designed and marketed for the marine world. The brand has launched its Fifty Fathoms collection satisfying the heavy requirements of divers, marine photographers that work underwater and scientists. The luxury watch brand Blancpain actually pays tribute to the pioneers of deep-sea diving that explored the wonders of the marine world and encouraged companies like them to launch their products based on their needs. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Collection, as they rightly call it, “Modern diver’s watch” is a combination of class, elegance, trendy, and handy. Want to get your hands on this exclusive collection? Head here.
History of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Collection
From the hype, you might think that Omega or Rolex would be the one to launch the diver’s watches first, but Blancpain was also right there. The Swiss luxury watch brand Blancpain released its famous divers watch collection, 50 Fathoms in 1953, jut side by side with Rolex.
Nageur de Combat, the elite squad of Scuba in the French Navy wanted some exact specification with their watches when they went underwater. They clearly specified that they did not want their time to be overextended, thus need a timepiece with a bezel that is locking. Further, they wanted a clear indication when their watch is leaking or has gotten moisture with a dot that turns red on the dial. The demands of the scuba squad were taken into consideration by Blancpain that introduced their diver’s collection of Fifty Fathoms that satisfied their varied demands in a single timepiece.
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Watch Collection with the Changing Trends
The Fifty Fathoms Watch Collection went under some changes in the get-up before getting into its final groove we see today. In the 1970s, under the changing trend of the disco era, the Blancpain made its Fifty Fathom Collection a little more bling to match with the “luxury sport watches”.
After some years, the new management of the brand Blancpain introduced 50 Fathoms Collection again in 2007, but this time with the inspiration of originally designed timepieces in this collection. The collection became so popular that watch lovers drooled over to get it. The Fifty Fathoms Collection now has expanded to over 70 timepieces, which is a huge collection. The collection, in today’s get-up, has a good 50s vibe with its vintage timepieces and also the intricately designed modern and trendy timepieces to the ones with mechanical complexities. The Fifty Fathoms collection also pays tribute to its cool blingy look of the 1970s.
The Special Features of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Collection
- Fifty Fathom Diver’s Collection by the Swiss Luxury Watch Brand Blancpain has some extraordinary special features listed below
- Fifty Fathoms Collection has the mechanical in-house movements of Blancpain specially installed in it
- The modern diver’s collection possesses the intricately designed balance springs made of silicone
- The timing bezels of Fifty Fathoms Collection are specially made with ceramic or the sapphire that is unidirectional
- The super level of water-resistant capacity starting from 30 bars i.e. 300 meters
- The Fifty Fathoms Collection presents timepieces that come in exclusively thin cases as compared to other diver watches, almost 13mm.
Notable Timepieces of Fifty Fathoms Collection
If you are a watch lover, then these timepieces by Fifty Fathoms Collection of Blancpain would not go unnoticed by you. The collection inspires both the vintage loving classic people by its Models that are Inspired by Vintage design and also more buzz loving trendy people by the modernly designed models of Fifty Fathoms by Blancpain.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Vintage
The timepieces of Fifty Fathoms that are inspired more by the Vintage designs give the vibe of the 1950s, with the classy get up of bezels that are dome-shaped with the traditional lugs and markings on the dial that remind of the 50s era. Notable timepieces inspired by this design are:
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Barakuda
The Barakuda timepiece in the Fifty Fathoms collection has the vintage vibes all over it. The lume of the dial gives the aged look which perfectly matches the lume of the bezel that is made dome-shaped with the ceramic bezel. The bits of red on the dial gives the nice sporty touch to it. With the diameter of the case being 40 mm and installation of the Automatic 1151 movement, the Barakuda is worth collecting. The timepiece is only limited to 500 at Exquisite Timepieces.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Limited Edition Bathyscaphe
The story of this limited-edition Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe timepiece is pure minimalism. Blancpain Bathyscaphe is 10.77 mm thick, without the date and extra markings and has a 38 mm diameter of the case. The classy timepiece has a bezel of ceramic that is inserted with the numerals of liquid metal and installed with the automatic 1153 movement. Only a hundred Bathyscaphe timepieces were produced by the Blancpain and were sold instantly. But if you want to get your hands on this subtle and classy timepiece, visit Exquisite Timepieces.
Blancpain 500 Fathoms and 500 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms GMT
Consider the 500 fathoms if you want the same traditional vintage vibe but with the cutting edge technology. The piece is specially designed to include the vintage look with exquisite features such as water resistance up to 100 meters, valve for decompression, winding rotor like the ship and an enormous titanium case with a diameter of 48 mm installed with 1315 standard movement and a 5215 movement for GMT. Exquisite Timepieces provides the best quality timepieces if you are considering buying one. Fifty Fathoms Automatique 40mm
If you want to take a look at the quintessential example of the vintage-inspired Fifty Fathoms timepiece, take a look at this model of Automatique 40mm. It also includes a model of Ocean Commitment that Blancpain launched for showing their contribution towards the conservation of the oceans. This model of the Fifty Fathoms offers color and strap choices for their customers. You can choose between some colorways and also whether you need a strap or a bracelet. There is also a red dot in the Fifty Fathoms watch of this model that also leads back to the vintage model that they designed to warn for leakage, which has also become an iconic feature of Blancpain. With the case diameter of 40.3 mm and automatic 1151 movement, this model is a must-have. You can buy this model at Exquisite Timepiecesthat provides the best quality luxury watches.
The Modern Timepieces of Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
The all so intricate timepieces with the superior quality machines of the Fifty Fathoms are also with the modern flair. The aesthetics of these models are specially designed to give a modern chic look along with the complexities of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. The Notable timepieces of this modern flair are:
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
The modern Blancpain diver watch has a pretty straightforward design that goes with every outfit. The window of date is at 4.30 in this model with the minimalistic approach. The Bathyscaphe watch carries a no-fuss vibe with different cases and slight variations in sizes. The model is available in the ceramic case, the steel cases, and the most exotic gold case. The complex movement of 1315 by Blancpain, installed in this model, is its staple. The diameter of the case is 43.6 mm in the model of grey ceramic and that of steel is 42mm. This epic famous model of Fifty Fathoms is available at Exquisite Timepieces that provides quality luxury timepieces.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 38mm
This 38mm Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 38 mm model is marketed as a women’s watch but it would look equally stylish on a man’s wrist. These watches are versatile, modern and also come in a very popular size. However, the candy color of straps with a white dial and white bezel makes it typically unique choice smaller wrists. Put the minimalistic design with the masculine camo NATO strap and the Bathyscaphe 38mm is converted to a cool hip design for men. With 1150 movement of Blancpain installed, the watch is totally into the groove of modern divers. Grab this unique versatile model on Exquisite Timepieces.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Annuel
Adding the annual calendar to the Bathyscaphe model, this watch is entering into the complexities of the next level while staying true to the generic modern diver timepiece. Only a few brands are entering into this complexity while Fifty Fathoms Blancpain does it with signature elegance. 43mm case diameter and 6054P movement add to the intricacy of this model. Want to get this amazing piece? Get it here.
Wrap Up: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Collection Review
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms collection comes in two designs i.e. vintage-inspired and with the modern flair. Both types of pieces are no less when it comes to complex movements, intricate details, and signature Blancpain style. This luxury watch collection has certainly turned heads of the watch lovers for many years.