The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms is an icon and with good cause. It was not only instrumental in the creation of the dive watch in 1953, but also introduced the world to the idea of a high horology dive watch. Let’s take a look at how the Fifty Fathoms has lost its way.
Very few watches can say that they changed their respective market. The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms can say that it revolutionised two: the dive watch in 1953 and the high horology dive watch in 1999. Aside from this stunning CV, it is also a dive watch which helped bring the love for vintage design to the watch community.
Nonetheless, after years of limited editions and the split of the family into the Fifty Fathoms and the more affordable Bathyscaphe, these simply aren’t desirable watches. In today’s episode of Watch Chronicler Unscripted, let’s look at how the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms rose to fame and how it has since lost its way.