Blancpain watch brand: tradition, style and modern technology
Blancpain is a noble watch brand and at the same time the name of the world-famous Swiss watch manufacturer in Paudex, canton of Vaud. The manufactory, which today belongs to the Swatch Group, was founded 285 years ago by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain. After its birth in 1953, the Fifty Fathoms model conquered the hearts of many watch lovers who particularly appreciate the precision, elegance and tradition of this watch brand. The design of the watch became a canonical image for new generations of watches. The titanium case contains a number of original technical features and solutions that make this watch so valuable and unique. The very first Fifty Fathoms models were characterized by practical functions developed with the needs of professional divers in mind. The watch was equipped with a luminous hand that contrasts well with large hour markers on the black dial, a unidirectional rotating bezel and a titanium case with an additional inner case that protects the movement from external magnetic fields. In 2007, a date indicator was added to Fifty Fathoms' arsenal of functions between 4 and 5 o'clock on the dial, while the watch's appearance did not suffer as a result. In 2019, the watch was given a case in satin-finished titanium, renowned not only for its strength, resistance to wear and corrosion, but also for its low density, which gives the material an exceptional lightness. A lighter weight compared to stainless steel enabled the Blancpain master watchmakers to produce watches with a large diameter. All the technical characteristics of the instrument, which are important when diving at great depths (up to 300 metres) and which are practical and not disturbing on the wrist, have been retained.
Features of Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique
The unidirectional bezel with serrated edge has a scratch-resistant black sapphire crystal insert. To ensure excellent legibility in all conditions, the hands and all markings on the dial are coated with Super-LumiNova. On the back of the watch there is a transparent sapphire crystal cover under which the model designation Blancpain 1315 is visible. The movement is equipped with a sufficient power reserve of five days (120 hours), which is made possible by the three movement drums connected in series. A silicon compensation spiral protects the mechanism from magnetisation without the need to isolate it in an additional case for this purpose. It is very elegant to wear this stylish watch on a black strap. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique is an excellent technology that impresses with its functionality, robustness, reliability and aesthetics, meeting all the most demanding requirements.