The word ‘噚’ is translated from the word ‘fathoms’ and is a unit that people use to measure water depth. In Shakespeare’s widely recognized final complete masterpiece, The Tempest, Elf Ellie sang ‘Fivefathomsdeepwaterlayyourfather, hisbonesarecoralinto …’ in a ballad, rumored by Jahan-Jacques, then CEO of Blancpain • Mr. Jean-Jacques Fiechter was inspired by this and named the watch with the word ‘fathoms’. Under the conditions of the air compression technology at that time, fifty centimeters (91.44 meters) was considered to be almost what divers could do. The ultimate depth of dive. Today’s Watch House brings you a beautiful watch from the Blancpain Classic Fifty Fathoms series, reference model: 5200-1110-NABA.
The Fifty Fathoms watch has continuously improved in its half-century history. Today, it represents not only the first modern diving watch, but also the standard model of the watch industry for diving watches, which has become the standard in many countries. Military diving watch.
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Compared with the Fifty Fathoms models launched before 2013, this deep-dive Fifty Fathoms has made a large improvement in appearance and texture, making it more in line with modern aesthetics. The case diameter is 43mm and the unique shooting star The grey dial is very delicate, showing a low-key elegance.
The flat design of the bezel combined with the horizontal sapphire crystal glass as the mirror makes the outline of the watch more concise, which also looks more in line with the modern and stylish aesthetics.
The iconic large crown design of the Fifty Fathoms series is designed to allow divers to easily rotate the crown when working underwater. On both sides of the watch are timer start / pause and reset buttons. ‘JB’ logo highlights the extraordinary brand identity.
A piece of NATO nylon strap is a common combination of the Fifties series, ‘NATO’ is the abbreviation of NATO, Fifties series As a military diving watch that Blancpain has cooperated with the military of many countries, the watch’s nylon straps all meet the standards of the NATO military nylon strap, which also shows the brand’s extraordinary quality.
The thickness of this watch’s case is about 14.85 mm, but Blancpain’s sophisticated cutting technology makes this watch visually rich in layers and not burdensome.
An exquisite cut-out at the lugs creates a seamless look for this watch. This seemingly simple cut-out not only makes the lugs look sharp from the front, but also weakens the visual thickness of the sides, making the shape tough.
This watch is equipped with a pin buckle that is easy to wear. The pin buckle has sharp edges and corners, and the lines are simple and tough, creating a completely rigid temperament. The top of the buckle is carved with a delicate Blancpain logo.
As the ‘standard’ for diving watches, the unidirectional rotating bezel of this watch uses the world’s most advanced Liquidmetal technology, which integrates the metal and ceramic bezels, greatly improving the bezel. Durability.
The fluorescent material filled between the pointer and the scale ensures that it can still be read clearly in the extreme environment, and the dots and strips are more beautifully matched, while ensuring that the dial in the dark environment is clear at a glance. Under the Blancpain logo at 12 o’clock, a line of handwritten ‘fiftyfathoms’ indicates the classic series identity of the watch.
The 9 o’clock position of the dial is the 12-hour cumulative time display of this watch. The 6 o’clock position is the small seconds dial of this watch. The word ‘bathyscaphe’ on the dial means ‘deep dive’ and the water-resistant depth is 300 meters.
The 3 o’clock position of the dial is the 30-minute cumulative time display of this watch. The fine engraving and polishing of the small dial make the dial’s layering richer. A date display window is mounted at 4:30.
The case back is embedded with a sapphire crystal glass back. The arc design of the oscillating weight provides a wider view of the exquisite movement. Each piece of splint has been polished carefully, and the taste is endless.
This watch is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement F385. This movement consists of 322 parts and contains 37 jewel bearings. The frequency of the movement is 5 Hz. The antimagnetic performance of the silicon balance spring Its travel time is more accurate and it can provide a power reserve of about 50 hours.
Summary: Over fifty years after the birth of the Fifty Fathoms watch, Blancpain has cooperated with the navies of various countries to meet the strict requirements for the specifications and functions of military watches. In the process of promoting to the public, the design and appearance of the watch have been continuously improved. Under the seemingly simple and tough military watch appearance, it also has a delicate beauty that cannot be ignored, and it has become a legend that cannot be copied. (Picture / Text Watch House Xiao Sen)
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