I received some photos taken by two fellow Blancpain collectors who enjoy the amazing sport of diving. Both own the most sophisticated mechanical diving watch, the X Fathoms, and they love to use it for its real purpose.
I think it’s a well known fact that most modern dive watches are never used for diving, some never see a drop of water other than it’s raining and they are exposed to a few sprinkles. Now, with the Blancpain X Fathoms being designed solely to fulfill the duties of a professional instrument and due it’s size being sort of prohibitive to daily casual wear, it really brings full joy only when used on a dive.
So here are a few shots of the two connoisseurs enjoying the X Fathoms on three different occasions. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the two gentlemen for allowing me to use those photos and share with you!
The next two photos were taken in Indonesia/ Raja Ampat at the Four Kings dive place using a Sony A7 RIII in a SEACAM case. Take not only a closer look at the X Fathoms indications but also at the baby slug on the shell, which someday will be 5-10cm large.
The following photo was taken at the Batu Kalig dive spot at Raja Ampat in front of a Tiger-Kauri:
These shots were taken during a dive on the Maledives at Filitheyo:
This one was taken at Truk Lagoon in Micronesia:
The final shots were taken during a ship wreck dive in Egypt:
If you like to see more of the spectacular X Fathoms, here are two related blog posts:
You can find the X Fathoms here on the Blancpain website and a comprehensive article by Jeffrey S. Kingston in the Lettres du Brassus No 11.
Hope you enjoyed this post!