Blancpain celebrates fifty fathoms anniversary

 Blancpain introduced two models to join its iconic Fifty Fathoms diver's watches and celebrated the 60th anniversary of the launch of the original model with a dedicated exhibition and press conference at BaselWorld 2013.

First created in 1953, the original Fifty Fathoms watch is now 60 years old.

To celebrate this anniversary, Blancpain president and CEO Marc A Hayek welcomed important figures and partners from the diving world who have played, or still play an important role in ocean investigation, to the stand at BaselWorld. Guests included Jean-Jacques Fiechter, described as the father of the Fifty Fathoms as Blancpain president from 1950-1980; David Bennett, National Geographic vice president; Enric Sala, National Geographic explorer in residence; Krov Menuhin, Hans Hass Award Committee president and Gianluca Genoni, a free diver who has established multiple world records.

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