Celebrating the icy waters of the smallest ocean on Earth, the Arctic Ocean model features a special symbol on its contrasting soft beige-coloured dial: a red trefoil on a yellow background with a white cross cutting through it.
The words “NO RADIATIONS” placed boldly below the logo are a nod to the legendary Fifty Fathoms heritage and rich history of diver’s watches in the sixties.A coveted detail among watch collectors today, this symbol was used by Blancpain when it launched the world’s first ever diver’s watch without radium.
The fiery red Dendronotus Frondosus which lends its colors to the NATO strap created from recycled fishing nets, Bioceramic case and gradient dial, features in a beautiful illustration on the back of the timepiece which is equipped with a SISTEM51 movement.
The Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms Collection
Blancpain X Swatch honors the first true diver’s watch: the Fifty Fathoms. Created 70 years ago by a passionate scuba diver, it revolutionised watchmaking by becoming the first timepiece that successfully met all the needs of underwater exploration.
The five mechanical watches in the Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms Collection faithfully reproduce all the hallmarks of this Swiss watchmaking icon while referencing our own diving watch line, the SCUBA. Drawing inspiration from the deep seas, each model celebrates one of the five oceans and the magnificent, colourful animals known as nudibranchs, that dwell in their depths.
This NON-LIMITED collection is available for purchase at selected Swatch stores (1 watch per person per store and day) starting September 9, 2023.
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