In summary, experience with 12 Blancpain underwater watches during Operation HARDTACK yielded virtually complete satisfaction. [...] It is strongly recommended, on the basis of this experience, that the desirable features of this watch be incorporated in whatever watch is selected for Navy procurement.
Final testing report of 1959, from the US Navy. s./E.H. Lanphier
A passion for the underwater world
Exploring and preserving the world’s oceans is core to Blancpain. Throughout the nearly 70-year history of the Fifty Fathoms diving watch, the Brand has woven close ties with the explorers, photographers, scientists, and environmentalists who treasure these precious resources. These affinities have inspired Blancpain to support important activities and initiatives dedicated to the oceans.
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