The Fifty Fathoms family welcomes a new member!

Blancpain introduces a new addition to the Fifty Fathoms family with the unveiling of its latest 42 mm-diameter Fifty Fathoms Automatique models. These new models, available in red gold and titanium, carry forward the legacy of the iconic Fifty Fathoms collection that revolutionized watchmaking in 1953 as the first true diver’s watch.

Turning point in watchmaking

The Fifty Fathoms marked a turning point in watchmaking history. It established the fundamental technical and aesthetic codes for this type of tool-watch. Its sturdiness, water-resistance, secure rotating-bezel system, anti-magnetism and extreme legibility are all features designed specifically for scuba diving that have endured to this day.

Thanks to President & CEO Marc A. Hayek’s passion for diving, the Fifty Fathoms was revived in 2003 and further enhanced in 2007 with the introduction of the 45 mm Fifty Fathoms Automatique featuring the innovative Calibre 1315 movement.

Watch enthusiasts wishing to own high-performance Calibre 1315 will be delighted to know that the Manufacture is now offering the 42 mm diameter in its current collection with the new Fifty Fathoms Automatique models.

Elegance and sophistication

Available in red gold and grade 23 titanium and retaining their predecessor’s pleasing proportions, these watches combine elegance with sophistication. The gold models exude luxury, while the titanium versions offer a sporty aesthetic combined with with anti-scratch and anti-corrosion qualities, alongside its anti-allergenic properties.

The collection’s characteristic sapphire-topped bezel is also synonymous with robustness and ensures impeccable legibility. Beating at the heart of these new Fifty Fathoms Automatique watches is Calibre 1315: a movement boasting unrivalled chronometric (precision timing) performance and that is designed, built, produced, assembled and adjusted in-house.

Variety of options

This calibre entirely decorated in keeping with Haute Horlogerie traditions has an 18K red gold oscillating weight – also decorated and sporting an NAC coating – whose design is inspired by the rotor of the historical 1953 timepiece.

With options for blue or black dials and a variety of straps(in matching colours), including a titanium bracelet, these new models cater to diverse preferences and offer precise time-setting with a stop-seconds function.

The new, non-limited Fifty Fathoms Automatique red gold or grade 23 titanium timepieces look set for a bright future.