Category Archives: Blancpain

Blancpain Watch Brand Watch Types Wrist Watch

Introducing The New Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC

Published by:

The new Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC

The Blancpain showcased its latest re-interpretation of one of its vintage pieces from the 1950s at Baselworld 2017, the Fifty Fathoms with a water-tightness indicator.

The history of Fifty Fathoms is strictly linked to Jean-Jacques Fiechter a passionate diver who was Blancpain’s CEO for three decades, 1950-1980 as well as to Captain Robert “Bob” Maloubier and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud, founders of the French Navy’s combat swimmers corps and who were searching for a reliable watch for their underwater missions. read more

Blancpain Chronograph Watch Watch Brand Watch Types Wrist Watch

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe In Grey Plasma Ceramic

Published by:

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in grey plasma ceramic

The original Fifty Fathoms wristwatch was one of those watches that helped to define the original, mid-20th century idiom of the modern dive watch: stainless steel case, timing bezel, simplicity in design with every other consideration subordinated to practicality (which is what you generally should do when you make something someone’s life might depend on). It’s common nowadays to say that the mechanical diver’s watch is obsolete, and unlike many commonly held views this one is actually partly true; the primary wrist instrument for marine exploration is the digital dive computer. However, depending on which diver you ask, an analog dive watch is a great backup, with mechanical movements often preferred for their non-reliance on a battery. read more

Blancpain Chronograph Watch Dive Watch Watch Brand Watch News Watch Reviews Watch Types

Introducing The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean Commitment II

Published by:

Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean Commitment II

Blancpain has upped the ante on last year’s excellent Ocean Commitment watch, with a second – even bluer – limited edition.

These days it’s not unique for a watch brand to have a corporate social responsibility program, usually tied in with a limited edition product. Few, however, do it with the level of integrity and (dare we say it) commitment as Blancpain’s work in marine conservation and research programs. Though the Ocean Commitment program itself is comparatively young, Blancpain has donated a total of roughly seven million Euro over the past seven years. But beyond this, the Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean Commitment II wears its marine allegiances on its sleeve, so to speak, thanks to a unique case. read more

Blancpain

New Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Watch

Published by:

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Watch

In a reinterpretation of their famous diving line, we see the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in gray plasma ceramic for Baselworld 2016. Blancpain has created various iterations of this iconic watch in the past, and this vintage-inspired piece is another hit you’ll likely admire.

The ceramic dial is a gorgeous, deep blue that references the very depths of the ocean. The hour markers are LiquidmetalÂ, and the thick, illuminated hands ensure legibility in the deepest of dives, especially with the lume on the unidirectional rotating bezel. You will find a date window between 4 and 5 o’clock and the sapphire crystal case back allows a view of the movement. Blancpain first used a grey plasma ceramic case with the Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback Ocean Commitment in 2014, and here it is again in stunning form. The production of this case adds a metallic sheen to the color palette and produces an elegant yet utilitarian experience. read more

Blancpain

Reviewing Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

Published by:

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

At Baselworld 2013, two iconic sport watches — the Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Carrera — celebrated their 50th birthdays with new models, while another historic watch brand, one with “50” in its name, celebrated its 60th. Blancpain’s influential Fifty Fathoms divers’ watch, now an entire collection, went back to the basics of its 1953 creation with the release of the vintage-inspired Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe. read more