Blancpain: The Fifty Fathoms in 42 mm is Here
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by Roger Ruegger
3M ago
Blancpain finally unveiled its long-await regular 42 mm-diameter Fifty Fathoms powered by its 1315 inhouse caliber with 5-day power reserve. After presenting its first case of this size in stainless steel on last year’s Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1 limited edition (and the Scuba Fifty Fathoms in Bioceramic), the brand is now offering it exclusively in red gold and titanium (Grade 23) as part of the regular collection. Ref. 5010 36B30 B64B with black dial, Tropic strap and red gold case (CHF 31,600), height is 14.3 mm, lug width 21.5 mm. The Fifty Fathoms was given a new lease on life i ..read more
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Green Like a Swiss Forest: Blancpain Drops a New Variant of its Villeret Perpetual Calendar
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by Sabine Zwettler
3M ago
The quaint village of Villeret, the birthplace of Blancpain, bestows its name upon the brand’s most classic collection. Deeply rooted in the manufacture’s rich heritage, these watches reflect the brand’s technical prowess and encapsulate its design principles. Their clean lines, lucid dials, and slender double-stepped cases convey the essence of Blancpain’s elegance, while their movements represent state of the art mechanical execution. The collection comprises of sophisticated complications, from ultra-thin timepieces to tourbillons and chronographs; and it goes without saying it also offers ..read more
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In The Spotlight: Blancpain Villeret Carrousel Répétition Minutes Chronographe Flyback
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by Martin Green
4M ago
While these days it’s the Fifty Fathoms collection at Blancpain that garners the most attention, the brand has so much more to offer than its dive collection, alone. Among them, the beautiful Villeret collection is the embodiment of an elegant and timeless dress watch, but also houses a few very nice complex watches, such as the Carrousel Répétition Minutes Chronographe Flyback. This long name explains exactly what this Blancpain has to offer, and to the best of my knowledge, there are currently no other brands that offer this combination of complications. Granted, there are, in general, not m ..read more
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Blancpain and Swatch Announce All-Black Version of the Scuba Fifty Fathoms “Ocean of Storms”
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by Sabine Zwettler
5M ago
Last year, Blancpain and Swatch made literal waves with the Blancpain x Swatch Scuba Fifty Fathoms, with the affordably-focused series based upon Blancpain’s legendary Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch introduced in 1953. Presented in lightweight, yet resistant Bioceramic, it was offered in five different colors, each one dedicated to one of the oceans on Earth. Now comes number six which is called Scuba Fifty Fathoms “Ocean of Storms”, as it takes inspiration from “Oceanus Procellarum,” a vast sea covering parts of the Moon’s surface. Accordingly, the Scuba Fifty Fathoms “Ocean of Storms” comes in ..read more
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Showing at WatchTime New York 2023: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 3
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by Caleb Anderson
8M ago
Watch enthusiasts and horology aficionados are in for a treat at WatchTime New York 2023, where Blancpain, the iconic Swiss watchmaker, will showcase its latest— the Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 3. This limited-edition timepiece is a tribute to the brand’s historic MIL-SPEC model, representing a significant milestone in the world of diver’s watches. Dive into history as Blancpain showcases this exceptional creation at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall from October 20th to 22nd. The Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 3 holds profound significance to the brand, echoing the pioneering spirit of the ..read more
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Meet the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms “70th Anniversary Act 3” in Bronze Gold (With Video)
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by Roger Ruegger
9M ago
2023 marks the year Blancpain chose to adequately celebrate the 70th anniversary year of its famous diver’s watch. After the introduction of the 42,3-mm Fifty Fathoms “70th Anniversary Act 1 Series I to III” (each limited to 70 pieces) in January, which was clearly based on the current design of the Fifty Fathoms, and the much more technical Fifty Fathoms „70th Anniversary Act 2: Tech Gombessa“ right after, the Swiss watchmaker has now launched the “Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 3” as the third release this year (obviously not counting the recent Swatch collaboration and the Only Watch co ..read more
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Sponsored: Bid on the “Time to Indulge” Blancpain Lot for Oceana’s New York Gala
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by WatchTime
10M ago
Between now and September 19, WatchTime readers have an opportunity to make a splash for ocean conservation while also securing two exceptional timepieces from Swiss luxury watch manufacturer, Blancpain. Here’s how: for its upcoming New York Gala, the international ocean conservation group Oceana is holding a live auction for a “Time to Indulge” lot featuring a luxury shopping experience at Blancpain’s flagship boutique on Fifth Avenue. With expert guidance from Blancpain’s knowledgeable staff, the winning bidder will have the opportunity to select two (2) watches from either the Fifty Fathoms ..read more
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Hold Your Breath: The Blancpain X Swatch Scuba Fifty Fathoms is Here
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by Roger Ruegger
10M ago
After the sensational global success of the MoonSwatch, Swatch has now teamed up with its sister brand Blancpain to create a Bioceramic version of none other than the brand’s legendary Fifty Fathoms. Coming September 9, five Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms models will be made available at selected stores, and they are all inspired by the world’s oceans that Blancpain is strongly committed to help preserve: orange “Arctic Ocean” (ref. SO35N100), yellow “Pacific Ocean” (ref. SO35P100), blue “Atlantic Ocean” (ref. SO35A100), green “Indian Ocean” (ref. SO35I100) and gray “Antarctic Ocean” (ref. SO3 ..read more
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It’s Official: Blancpain and Swatch Have Teamed Up for a Collab
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by Roger Ruegger
10M ago
After the first campaign advertisements had shown up in newspapers last Friday, the global watch community didn’t need long to figure out that the shape of the crown featured in said ads could only mean one thing: after the MoonSwatch with Omega, it seemed most likely that it was now time for a collab between Swatch and Blancpain, a member of the Swatch Group since 1992, and one of the oldest continuously used watchmaking names in the industry. “That’s a Blancpain crown” Frank “watchfjr” via Instagram While we still don’t know how the watch will look like, the final confirmation of the two br ..read more
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WatchTime New York 2023 Tickets on Sale Now
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by WatchTime
1y ago
Following what was one of WatchTime New York’s biggest shows to-date in 2022, the esteemed collector’s event returns to Manhattan once again this year from October 20th to 22nd. WatchTime New York 2023 will bring together many of the world’s most impressive watchmakers and timepieces alongside countless enthusiasts, collectors, and industry experts. The multi-day event will feature watch brand presentations, industry panel discussions, and plenty of opportunities for horological hands-ons and in-depth conversations. Tickets are on sale now via WatchTime’s event site, here. The live and in-per ..read more
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