Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Blue Dial 38MM 2021
Below is our current in stock inventory of Blancpain watches. If you have a Blancpain watch you are interested in selling or trading please contact us.
Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph SS / SS
Ref. No 5200-1110-B52A
(41331) Blancpain 5100-1140-o52a Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 5100 1140 o52a 5100 1140 o52a, brushed stainless steel case on a strap with a matching stainless steel tang buckle, automatic Blancpain caliber 1150 with silicon hairspring, 100-hour power reserve, blue sunburst dial with applied luminous hour markers and hands, matching blue ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel, center sweep seconds hand, sapphire crystal, display back, s...
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(39831) Blancpain Vintage Fifty Fathoms Gilt Aqualung Rotomatic Incabloc, this is the first series Blancpain Fifty Fathoms from the 1950s and is one of the most important and first dive watches in history, stainless steel case on a rubber tropic strap, automatic signed AS movement, 17 Jewels, weighted rotor, stainless steel case is in excellent condition, with original details still visible, the very early Rotomatic Incabloc dial i...
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(40818) Blancpain 6654-1127-55b Villeret Complete Calendar Moonphase, 6654112755b, stainless steel on a strap with a stainless steel deployant buckle, automatic Blancpain caliber 6654, blue serpentine date hand, day, month, moonphase, white dial, applied Roman numerals, display back, diameter: 40mm, thickness: 11mm, sapphire crystal, water resistant, Like New with Blancpain box, receipt, and papers dated October 2021.
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(40696) Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Aqualung 1000FT, "Aqualung" was Jacques Cousteau's name for the diving line, stainless steel case is in excellent original condition appears to be unrestored, automatic AS 1361 caliber, original black radium dial has turned a dark tropical brown that appears milk brown in the sun and jet black in the right lighting, the dial has incredible patina and is in original condition, dial and hand radium pa...
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(40743) Blancpain 5015B-1130-52A Fifty Fathoms No Radiation 5015B113052A "Tribute to Fifty Fathoms" limited edition of 500 pieces, stainless steel on a strap with a stainless steel deployant buckle, automatic Blancpain caliber 1315 movement, black dial wil applied luminous hour markers, "No Radiation" symbol at 6 o'clock, date between 4 and 5 o'clock, 120 hour power reserve, sapphire crystal, screw down crown, water resistant to 30...
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(39958) Blancpain 5000-36S30-B52A Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 500036S30B52A, 18 "Sedna" rose gold case on a sailcloth strap with a matching 18k gold tang buckle, automatic Blancpain caliber 1315 movement, 120-hour power reserve, black dial, matching rose gold luminous hands and hour markers, date between 4 and 5 o'clock, black polished ceramic fill bezel, central sweep seconds hand, sapphire crystal, display back, size: 43mm, thickne...
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Blancpain produces around 20,000 watches per year. This is less than half the production of its competitors such as Audemars Piguet or Patek Philippe. Blancpain is most famous for the Fifty Fathoms model, which was the world’s first modern dive watch when launched in 1953.
Since 1992, Blancpain has been owned by the Swatch Group, which also has a number of other Swiss watch brands in its portfolio, including Omega, Breguet, Longines, Tissot, Rado and Glashutte Original. Jean-Claude Biver, one of the more colorful personalities in the watch industry, ran Blancpain from 1992 until 2003 when Marc Hayek, the grandson of the Swatch Group’s founder Nicolas Hayek, took over.
Blancpain is considered to be the oldest watch brand in the world and was founded in 1735 by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in the Swiss village of Villeret. After being family owned and operated for almost two centuries, Betty Fiechter took the helm during the tumultuous 1930’s as one of the only female executives in a traditionally male dominated industry. She came to Blancpain as an apprentice and rose through the ranks to become CEO, a remarkable achievement at the time. In 1950 Betty Fiechter was succeeded by her nephew, Jean-Jacques Fiechter, who made his mark with the development of the Fifty Fathoms model.
The Fifty Fathoms was initially developed because the CEO at the time, Jean-Jacques Fiechter, was an avid SCUBA diver and wanted a watch that could accompany him on his diving expeditions. While the original idea was more of a personal passion project, the watch was soon adopted by the French Navy and world-famous marine explorer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who wore the watch during his Oscar-winning underwater documentary “The Silent World” which quickly propelled the Fifty Fathoms to international cult status.
Ever since the introduction of the Fifty Fathoms model back in 1953, Blancpain has had a longstanding connection to diving and the ocean. As a direct result of this connection, the company established its Ocean Commitment program to aid in the restoration of the world’s oceans and to raise awareness through ocean exploration. Blancpain supports major scientific ocean expeditions and is a founding supporter of the World Ocean Summit. In addition, Blancpain has donated 1,000 Euro for each limited-edition Ocean Commitment timepiece it has sold since the launch of the first model in 2014.