History of the Blancpain 50 Fathoms

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History of the Blancpain 50 Fathoms

Postby koimaster » July 18th 2017, 1:10pm

In our series of articles made with our friends of Watchtime, we love to revisit icons and to go deep into the history of certain watches. We’ve already showed you how Panerai became a real manufacture, how watchmaking came to Glashütte and recount the history of the Rolex Submariner. Today, we’re revisiting another diving icon, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms.


They are the superheroes of the seas: frogmen, tough guys who perform special missions in deep waters. But in order to achieve such operations, they need help from several tools. Over 50 years ago, Blancpain developed the “Fifty Fathoms” especially for combat swimmers. It is now an all-time classic with a considerable appeal.

Diving to great depths, moving silently through cold and salty waters and swimming furtively on coasts or to foreign vessels: these are the missions made by combat swimmers from many special forces around the world. Their responsibilities include nowadays, among others, the protection of ships and marine equipment as well as rescue and recovery operations. Previously, they were called Frogman or Sea fighters.


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