TRIBUTE TO FIFTY FATHOMS MIL-SPEC
A 50’S ICON IS BACK !
Baselworld 2017 : BLANCPAIN re-interprets the 1950’s Fifty Fathoms and we love it !
The story goes back to the 50’s when Jean-Jacques Fiechter was BLANCPAIN’s CEO and decided to conceive a piece holding 3 major innovations :
- A double sealed crown system
- A special caseback sealing system
- A secured rotating bezel
Passionated diver Jean-Jacques Fiechter knew that those features were key to create a reliable diving timepiece. Besides, the Fifty Fathoms was quickly chosen by the Amercian Navy and French Army as other watches were far behind the minimum requirements during the tests.
Another cool feature is the water-tightness indicator at 6 o’clock. The idea is that if a liquid leaks into the watch case, the colour of the indicator changes from white to red. Nice!
BLANCPAIN truly respects its past and did a brilliant reinterpretation. Its aesthetic and dimension are clearly vintage and the piece is very comfortable on the wrist.
Well done! Bravo, BLANCPAIN.
Limited Edition 500