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The world's first dive watch-Blancpain Fifty Fathoms

The world's first dive watch-Blancpain Fifty Fathoms

Now, in terms of diving watches, I believe many of my friends will think of Rolex, it is so popular! Some people even think that the world's first diving watch is a Rolex, but I can tell you clearly that this is not the case. Rolex produced the world's first waterproof watch. The first diving watch should be Blancpain Fifty Fat.

At that time, in 1952, shortly after the end of World War II, the French government established an assault frogman unit. Then I encountered a problem, that is, there is no suitable watch that can be worn and used underwater. For team members performing special tasks, a unified time can help unified actions.

After several twists and turns, the commander of this special forces found Mr. Fichte, the CEO of Blancpain. Blancpain was much smaller in scale and popularity at the time, but it was precisely because of its small size and no shelf, and Mr. Fichte himself was an avid diving enthusiast, so Blancpain eventually took over the watch development of the assault frogman unit.

In 1953, Blancpain's fifty Fat series was born, slightly ahead of the Rolex Submariner in the same year and the Omega Seamaster 300 released in 1957, becoming the earliest diving watch.

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