Thursday, September 11, 2008
Blancpain debuts its new Fifty Fathom Collection at the Cannes International Boat Show.
Blancpain is marking its fourth consecutive appearance at the Cannes International Boat Show with the Release of a Fifty Fathoms Automatic limited to 20 pieces. Although resembling last years non-limited models in size, 45mm, caliber 1315 automatic winding featuring three main spring barrels. free sprung balance with gold regulation screws and five day power reserve, it does not have the black dial, bezel and strap. The new Cannes International Boat Show Limited Edition, is free, resembling a yacht streaming through white capped waves. The Watch has a stainless steel case, white dial, white sapphire bezel, and white sail cloth strap. The non-limited Fifty Fathoms is crafted with a anti magnetic shielding and solid case back, this Limited Edition incorporates a sapphire crystal case back displaying the exceptional craftsmanship of the Watches movement. The winding rotor is shaped like a ship's wheel, tying the watch to the show. The watch is delivered in a sporty orange waterproof case, perfect for a day on the water.
Blancpain and the Cannes International Boat Show has a strong connection. Last years show provided the stage for Blancpain's official worldwide launch of Blancpain's new Fifty Fathoms Collection. Fifty Fathoms was first introduced by Blancpain (under the name Rayville Inc), in 1953. It is regognized as the worlds first modern diving timepiece. Last year Blancpain brought thirty pieces to the show, offering them to the participants, the watches were sold at once.