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FIFTY FATHOMS: THE DIVE AND WATCH HISTORY 1953-2013. Dietmar W. Fuchs et al. Watchprint.com, 2015. Distributed by Antique Collectors' Club, New York. 475 pp. 33 x 29 cm. ISBN 9783944098067 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: The histories of Blancpain's iconic Fifty Fathoms, the world's first modern diving watch, and diving itself have been intertwined ever since 1953. It is, thus, fitting that Blancpain has brought these two stories together in a richly illustrated collectible volume entitled Fifty Fathoms: The Dive and Watch History 1953-2013. Blancpain's editors enlisted experts from both fields to chronicle the twin evolutions and milestones of underwater time keeping and exploration. The result is a comprehensive portrait of pioneers and inventors never before assembled in a single album. The book, with its unique compilation of materials, has been conceived to become an authoritative historical resource for both divers and diving watch aficionados. This new volume for the first time comprehensively charts the milestones in the 60 year history of Blancpain's Fifty Fathoms. From its birth in 1953, the Fifty Fathoms provided a formula so well conceived that it has defined the entire genre ever since. Innovation did not stop with the first watch and Blancpain has honored and enriched the legacy with numerous inventions and improvements that have continued to secure the pre-eminent position of the Fifty Fathoms in the world of diving watches.
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Worldwide Number: 168023
Hardcover $395.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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