In the long history of watches, the branch of diving watches was not the first to appear, but it has become a more popular series in modern life. Having said that, I have to mention the first professional mechanical diving watch - the Fifty Fathoms Fifty Fathoms watch from Blancpain. Founded in 1952, the Fifty Fathoms officially launched in 1953 has become synonymous with mechanical diving watches. More than half a century ago, the father of the Fifty Fathoms, the CEO of Blancpain, Jean-Jacques Fiechter opened its legendary path.
Historically, the Fifty Fathoms series, the originator of modern mechanical diving watches, has defined seven industry standards for mechanical diving watches. Until now, Fifty Fathoms is still regarded as the industry benchmark in the field of mechanical diving watches. Today, contemporary diving watches still follow the standard of mechanical diving watches as defined in Fifty Fathoms in 1953. After more than forty years, the ISO 6425 diving watch standard certification set by the International Organization for Standardization in 1996, the two are similar, which shows the pioneering status of Blancpain Fifty Fathoms.
People know the "Fifty Fathoms" but they never know the origin of its name.replica patek philippe The so-called "Fathom" is an inch length unit, 1 foot is 6 feet, about 1.8288 meters. The name comes from Old English and means “stretched arms”. It is derived from the way the ancient sailors measured the depth of the sea with a hammer rope. It is about a mile and it is very easy to calculate. Fifty Fathoms is about 100 meters deep. In the 1950s, 100 meters can be said to be the ultimate depth of human diving, so the waterproof depth of 100 meters is a necessary standard specification for mechanical diving watches.
There is also a fun saying about the naming of the Fifty Fathoms. It is said that the CEO of Blancpain, Jean-Jacques Fichte, was inspired by the songs sung by the elves in the Shakespeare drama "Storm" - " Full Fathom five thy father lies, of his bones are coral made, the combination of excellent waterproof performance and romantic poetry makes the Fifty Fathoms series full of legendary romance.
The superior performance of the Fifty Fathoms is not the mouthpiece. It is the only diving watch in history that has undergone actual combat testing. Since its inception, it has become the diving equipment designated by the multinational naval forces. Among them, the French Frog Man Diving Commando, the American Navy Seals, and the military including Germany, Israel, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Finland and other countries all use Fifty Fathoms as a standard for divers. .