Committed to the improvement of the ocean’s wildlife, Park Hyatt Bangkok’s dining quarter, aka the Residence, was transformed into deep blue sea as our distinguished guests and collectors were treated to a special private viewing of Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms Limited Edition for the first time in the world while mingling closely with Mr. Achim Linke, Blancpain’s Brand Manager, and Mr. Imran Ahmad, a world renowned underwater photographer.

The Fifty Fathoms was born in 1953 from the encounter between Blancpain and two officers – Captain Robert Maloubier and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud – who were entrusted by the French Ministry of Defence with creating an elite unit. The model proved its worth by successfully facing up to the extreme conditions characteristic of underwater missions. The water resistance of the original model, guaranteed to a depth of 50 fathoms (equivalent to 91.45 metres) and equipped with a unique one-way rotating bezel system, gave its name to this mechanical masterpiece that rapidly asserted itself as the archetypal modern, reliable and sturdy diver’s watch.

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Published 17th August 2018