Blancpain, best known for producing the 1735 Grande Complication, one of the most intricate wristwatches ever made, has found remarkable improvements under Chairman and CEO Marc A. Hayek. In the last ten years, the Fifty Fathoms collection has indeed been reintroduced, the Villeret Collection has been significantly reworked, and the L-evolution line has debuted.
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms is one of the world’s most recognizable dive watches. It was also one of the industry’s first best dive watches, alongside the Panerai and Rolex Oyster prototype. The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms had an adventurous beginning that included a secret agent, severe diving qualifications, and a French combat diving corps. These updated Fifty Fathoms timepieces, designed with a contemporary look, preserve the modest flair and refinement of the legendary originals.
Bathyscaphe Ocean Commitment I&II
The Ocean Commitment collection, which Blancpain has been exhibiting abroad for the past years, is unsurprisingly popular among internet groups. The 250-piece limited edition features a whole blue ceramic casing, which was previously unachievable due to color matching using two separate procedures. A recent trend analysis discussed the enthusiasm surrounding the Ocean Commitment.
Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Ceramic
This 2015 content is a modernization of a classic. Originally intended to be the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Ceramic’s Millennial-friendly counterpart, pushing its way into a new market, the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Ceramic met expectations it produced years ago and tried to strike the perfect blend between modernity and tradition. The watch has bright hand markers, a glass back, and a thin NATO band.
Blancpain’s signature piece is the famous Fifty Fathoms Automatique 5015. Since its initial debut, the revival of their foundation Fifty Fathoms Automatique has been a mainstay of their dive watch series. The watch sports a curved sapphire crystal bezel, bezel SuperLumiNova numerals, and is 1,000 feet water-resistant.
Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Meteor
The Bathyscaphe Meteor is a true classic, with a 43mm stainless steel case, a grey meteor dial, and a black sail-canvas strap. The dial is almost unadorned, with only the luminous hour markers and hands — trapezoids and dot — and a date window between 4 and 5 o’clock. It has a sapphire caseback, a unidirectional satin-brushed steel bezel, and a 300-meter water resistance. The automatic Caliber 1315 movement with a 120-hour power reserve drives this watch.
Fifty Fathoms Complete Calendar Flyback
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Complete Calendar Flyback is the finest choice if you need a professional dive watch that will add a splash of color and a stylish mood to your clothing. It has a metallic blue dial, a stainless steel 45mm case, and a dark-blue sail-canvas strap. It has chronograph pushers and a screw-down crown, as well as a sapphire display caseback. The blue dial comprises subdials with a 30-minute register at 3 o’clock, a 2-hour totalizer at 9 o’clock, and a moon phase at 6 o’clock, as well as steel sword hands with illuminating inlays and luminous index and hour markers. Meanwhile, at 12 o’clock, the day and month aperture may be seen.
Bathyscaphe Automatique (Green Canvas)
The Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Automatic 5000 is both a dependable field watch and a powerful dive watch. Just take a look at the military-inspired style. This dive watch appears equally at home in the forest as it does undersea, thanks to its index and hour markings, black dial with luminous hands, and green canvas strap. Furthermore, its movement is equipped with a nonmagnetic silicon balance-spring to ensure resistance not only to magnetic fields but also to water for up to 3000m.
It has a unidirectional bezel with graded luminescent indicators for maximum visibility even in low light and a 43mm brushed stainless steel case. The automatic Blancpain caliber 1315 movement, made up of 227 pieces, powers the watch and has a 120-hour power reserve – truly a competent watch undersea and in the middle of a forest.
Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Ladies Watch
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Ladies Watch is a true work of art, both inside and out. But don’t be fooled by its gentle appearance. This dive watch is just as efficient and dependable as its male counterpart. It has a gorgeous white dial with luminous index and dot hour markers and hands, and it has a stainless steel casing. Between 4 and 5 p.m., there is a beautiful dating opportunity. This 38mm watch is the ideal size for a lady’s sports watch.
It has a unidirectional bezel with graduated luminescent indicators and 300-meter water resistance. It has a power reserve of 100 hours and is powered by the Blancpain automatic Calibre 1150, which is made up of 210 components and 28 jewels. Take it on your next dive trip with your man or a shopping trip with your ladies. In either case, you will not be lacking in both style and practicality.
Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon
At first glance, you’d notice that the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon isn’t your average timepiece. It has a black dial, a massive 45mm 18K rose gold case, and a matching black canvas strap. The tourbillon is prominently displayed at 12 o’clock, while the power reserve indicator is located at 6 o’clock. To complement the case, the illuminating hour markers and index, as well as the hands, are all made of 18K rose gold. The Blancpain automatic Calibre 25A movement with an eight-day power reserve drives this complicated timepiece. This dive watch has 300m water resistance and offers all you need in a dive watch and more.
So there you have the list of the biggest and most interesting Blancpain watches. The list contains some absolutely gorgeous timepieces and demonstrates that a brand with such a rich history in excellent manufacturing is still extremely relevant today.
Predictably, the Fifty Fathoms collection received a lot of attention. When this collection was first produced in 1953, it was genuinely remarkable, a diving watch that fulfilled up to its reputation. Ever since the collection has experienced significant growth, and it continues to strive for excellence in its operations. The looks of the watch, on the other hand, have evolved very little since the original edition was produced. This says a lot about how magnificent it turned back then and now, for that respect.