The Fifty Fathoms is a homage to Blancpain’s first modern diver watch from 1953. The Swiss manufacturer, founded already in 1735, embraces innovation and exploration of the sea. The original Fifty Fathoms was released several years before the original Rolex Submariner and was at the time considered to be a huge watch at 41 mm. The moving bezel was also something completely new and it was CEO Jean-Jacques Fiechter who teamed up with French Combat Diving School to develop the watch. The rest is as they say watch history.
Another tribute is the Memovox Deep Sea, created in a new size to fit the modern man. The original Memovox Deep Sea was launched in 1959 and was the first divers watch with alarm function, reminding the diver when to resurface. Inside is the Calibre Jaeger-LeCoultre 956 which is the latest version of the original movement. Measuring 40,5 mm and with a very cool and different placement of the text at the dial.
The Aquatimer is a classic and the automatic version is smallest watch in IWC’s diver family. The 42 mm big case has a pressure resistans from 12 bar to 30 bar, which should cover most swimingpools. If they aren’t 3000 meter deep, that is. The Super-LumiNova means you can see the read the dial even in the pitch black at the bottom of the ocean, or in the middle of the night. IWC’s designers took much inspiration from the elements at the Galapagos Islands and I must say the did it very well.
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