Blancpain X Swatch pays homage to the first true diver's watch: the Fifty Fathoms. Created 70 years ago by a diving enthusiast, it revolutionized watchmaking by becoming the first watch capable of satisfying all the needs of underwater exploration.
The five mechanical watches in the Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms collection faithfully reproduce all the distinctive features of this icon of Swiss watchmaking and refer to the SCUBA line, our line of diving watches. Inspired by the depths of the sea, each model celebrates one of the five oceans and the nudibranchs, magnificent and colorful molluscs that live in their depths.
To celebrate the frozen waters of Earth's smallest ocean, the ARCTIC OCEAN model features a special symbol on the warm beige dial with gradient print: a red clover on a yellow background with a white cross running through it. The bold “NO RADIATIONS” text beneath the logo is a nod to the legendary legacy of the Fifty Fathoms and the rich history of 1960s dive watches.
The PACIFIC OCEAN model is inspired by the vibrant colors of Chromodoris Kuiteri found in the largest and deepest of the five oceans.
Featuring a bright yellow-orange Bioceramic case and a NATO strap made from recycled material, sourced from fishing nets recovered from the sea. The dial is shaded, black and white, equipped with a date window between 4 and 5 o'clock and a SISTEM51 movement.
The deep, intense blue tones of the ATLANTIC OCEAN model pay homage to the stormy seas and raging waves of the Atlantic. Glaucus Atlanticus was the inspiration for the colors of the Bioceramic case, the shaded dial with date display between 4 and 5 o'clock and the NATO strap, made of recycled material from fishing nets recovered from the sea. This magnificent animal, also known as a blue dragon, can be found drifting on the surface of the Atlantic and on the back of this watch equipped with the SISTEM51 movement.
With its energetic green Bioceramic case, dial and NATO strap made from recycled fishing nets, the INDIAN OCEAN model evokes images of shimmering, darting waters.
The contrasting colors give rise to images of coral reefs rich in marine life, including the Nembrotha Kubaryana reproduced in digital print on the back. the watch has a date display between 4 and 5 o'clock, green gradient dial and SISTEM51 movement.
To celebrate one of the most extreme environments on our planet, the ANTARCTIC OCEAN model is equipped with a two-color water contact indicator that detects its presence. Positioned at 6 o'clock on the gray gradient dial, this sensor is an important feature of military diving watches and a highly sought-after detail among watch collectors.
Equipped with the SISTEM51 movement, the back of this timepiece features the Tritoniella Belli, whose mysterious shape resembles that of an iceberg shaped by storm waves. The soft colors of this mollusc inspired the color of the Bioceramic case, the shaded dial and the NATO strap made of recycled material from fishing nets recovered from the sea.