Blancpain has several different collections within its range of models including Le Brassus, Léman, L-evolution and Villeret. But out of all Blancpain watches, one collection that stands out most is the iconic Fifty Fathoms.
The Fifty Fathoms, a diver’s watch, was launched in 1953, the same year the Rolex Submariner was released. The model was initially made for military use, developed for the elite French Diving Corps “Les Nageurs de Combat”. The Fifty Fathoms was also worn by Jacques Cousteau in the legendary film, “The Silent World”.
The finishing of Blancpain manufacture movements is exemplary, with many components finished by hand. The gleaming bevels found on the bridges of its movements stand testament to the matchless watchmaking expertise practised in the Vallée de Joux.
Despite respecting tradition, Blancpain also embraces modernity. Some watches feature cutting-edge know-how, including liquid metal technology and silicon balance springs.
While the Fifty Fathoms offers a robust mien, the Villeret models evince a delightful delicate note with ultra-thin cases, simple lines and crisp dials. With such a diverse range, peerless finishing and a myriad of complications to choose from, Blancpain timepieces are a worthy choice for the discerning watch collector.
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