|Case Size||45 mm|
|Glass Material||Sapphire Crystal|
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Air Command
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About the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Collection
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms collection now spans more than half a century of winning the ultimate diver’s watch title. This family of captivating luxury time-keepers was pioneered in 1953 when two commanders of the French Combat Diving School, Captain Robet Maloubier and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud decided to have a custom built watch designed specifically for their dive soldiers. Blancpain CEO Jean-Jacques Fietcher, an enthusiastic diver himself, decided to take up the project and created this uber efficient masterpiece.
The Fifty Fathoms Automatique 5015 is an exceptionally impressive model as it perfectly blends high end graphics with an outstanding water resistance feature. The hallmark of the Automatique that will never age or fade in charm is the sapphire crystal bezel. Flat bezels cut from Sapphire crystals are unexceptional and usually the norm. To carve a 3 dimensional bezel out of pure Sapphire crystal requires skilled technique coupled with effort and time. The bezel is virtually scratch-proof with extra luminescence provided to the numerals inked in SuperLumiNova. This 45 mm time-piece is self-winding and has a noteworthy 120 hour power reserve. Albeit being called Fifty Fathoms it is water resistant to more than 1000 feet in reality. The Bathyscape is another version of the Fifty Fathoms family that has a case diameter of 43 mm with a unidirectional satin-brushed titanium bezel with ceramic insert and Liquidmetal hour markers. The Fifty Fathoms is and always has been the original debutant in authentic diver’s watches. The Fifty Fathoms Bathyscape Chronograph has a new in-house movement running at a frequency of 36,000 beats per hour that is impressive in itself; while also being equipped with a vertical clutch mechanism and column wheel for the chronograph.
Vincent Beccia, renowned watchmaker for Blancpain, was recently recognized internationally by the world famous watch magazine Revolution and awarded the prize for being Watchmaker of the Year. Along with him, his creation the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscape Chronograph received many accolades along with the award for the best Sports watch. Recently, a unique compilation spanning the Fifty Fathoms beginning and historical pursuits have been structured and given shape in the “Fifty Fathoms: The Dive and Watch History 1953-2013” book. This richly illustrated collectible volume containing more than 600 photographs has recently been brought out to the market.
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