Introducing the BIOCERAMIC SCUBA FIFTY FATHOMS COLLECTION
Discover the exceptional collaboration between Blancpain and Swatch as they pay tribute to the original diver's watch, the Fifty Fathoms, which forever changed the horological landscape 70 years ago. Crafted by a dedicated scuba diver, this timepiece marked a pivotal moment in watchmaking history as it met every requirement for underwater exploration with unprecedented success.
Unveil the allure of the Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms Collection, featuring five remarkable mechanical watches that faithfully capture the essence of this Swiss watchmaking legend. These timepieces also draw inspiration from Blancpain's own distinguished diving watch line, the SCUBA. Inspired by the mesmerizing depths of the world's oceans, each model pays homage to one of the five oceans, accompanied by vibrant depictions of nudibranchs, the awe-inspiring creatures that inhabit their vibrant realms.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
As suspected the inspiration for these timepieces will be drawn from the world's five major oceans, as indicated by graphics:
Key Features of the Timepieces
A sleek 42.3mm diameter and a slender 14.4mm thickness, these watches strike the perfect balance of style and substance. The lip-to-lug distance spans a comfortable 48mm, and each watch weighs a mere 44g, ensuring effortless wearability.
Inside each timepiece beats the heart of a self-winding SISTEM51 mechanical movement, boasting an impressive power reserve of up to 90 hours, ensuring precision and reliability. These watches are designed to withstand aquatic adventures, with a water resistance rating of up to 91 meters, as clearly indicated on the dial. The one-directional Bioceramic bezel, a tribute to the original Fifty Fathoms bezel, boasts 120 meticulously crafted teeth.
For enhanced visibility in low-light conditions, our watches feature grade A Super-LumiNova on the 60-minute diving scale, numerals on the dial, and hands. To protect the dial, we've utilized a biosourced material with a specialised anti-scratch coating on the glass, ensuring durability and longevity.
When will these Watches be released?
This NON-LIMITED collection is available for purchase at selected Swatch stores (1 watch per person per store and day) starting September 9, 2023.
Which Stores will this be released in?
As MGB predominately covers the UK we know for sure this watch will be released in 3 London Stores; Battersea, Covent Garden & Oxford Street. See link for opening hours