A first glance at a potential 2023 Fifty Fathoms novelty

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to visit Blancpain and even had the chance to briefly meet Mr. Hayek. On his wrist I noticed a very interesting watch, most likely a prototype for next year’s big 70th anniversary of the Fifty Fathoms.


I can’t provide any details, but to me it clearly looked smaller than 45mm and larger than 40mm. When you take a closer look you will see it apparently is a new 70th Anniversary Fifty Fathoms or at least (maybe even likely) a prototype of it, with some notable similarities to the 2003 special edition.


I got the blessing from Blancpain to share this photo with you, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to provide this promising first impression in the blog.

Blancpain are also starting the pre-communication for the anniversary year. I saw this ad in the New York times, which provides the opportunity to scan a code with your smartphone and visit Blancpain’s official communication. This works from this photo, so check it out.


Update 26.11.2022:

Yesterday Blancpain issued a press release on the upcoming Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary. For your benefit you can find the screenshots here, click on them to open them and enjoy reading:


That’s it for this very short but hopefully still exciting blog post. Thinking back on my visit I am absolutely sure 2023 will be a very exciting year!

You find my recap on the first 69 years of the Fifty Fathoms here in the blog, if you want to take a closer look at the 2003 50th Anniversary FF you find it here.



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