Quite some time prior as of now, Jarle sent us an inquiry regarding the Blancpain Trilogy Fifty Fathoms models. These models were started by Mr. Jean-Claude Biver (while at Blancpain) toward the finish of the nineties, and are indeed the principal relatives of the celebrated Blancpain Fifty Fathom models from the fifties, sixties, and even seventies.

You Asked Us! Blancpain Trilogy Fifty Fathoms, odd one out of the family?

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Let’s start with the complete content of Jarle’s question:

From: Jarle

Subject: Black sheep; Blancpain Trilogy

Message Body:

In 1997 the most notable plunge watch reappeared from hibernation. It was the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Trilogy. Underway for certain years until it was supplanted by the 5015 FF Sport. (Not including the 50th 40mm with sapphire bezel).

Today in each notice of the FF and its set of experiences, each narrator appears to skip/not perceive/or know about the Trilogy which restarted everything. Same quality. An indistinguishable case as today’s observed Milspec. Same development as the Milspec and Bathyscape 38. Same damn great watch.

Yet the quietness from each and every «watchjournalist» out there. Why?

Best respects, Jarle

As Jarle showed, almost no has been expounded on these models surely, thus we did some examination. Fratello Watches has never expounded on these models too, so we were glad to locate some strong inclusion of these models externally.

A second arrangement form with 5 and 10 showed on the bezel

What precisely is the Trilogy Fifty Fathoms?

Blancpain restored itself – all things considered, was resuscitated by Jean Claude Biver and Jaques Piguet – in 1982, yet it took until 1997 for the renowned Fifty Fathoms models to come to life once more. The new proprietors of the brand didn’t think the Fifty Fathoms to suit the picture of their thoughts with Blancpain quite well. So it was just around 15 years after the fact that they, to some degree discreetly, presented this plunder of the family again.

The Blancpain Trilogy GMT

The new Fifty Fathoms came as the jumper model in a progression of three games watches. The others were a second timezone watch named just GMT and a chronograph named Air Command. And afterward Jean-Claude Biver named this new water-land-air arrangement the Trilogy.

The later Blancpain Air Command Concept 2000

Of course, Frederique Piguet developments were utilized in the Trilogy arrangement. The Fifty Fathoms utilizes a Blancpain-Piguet type 1151 of every a selective 100-hour power save execution. More data on the development can, for example, be found at WatchBase’s site . It was housed in a 300m waterproof, 40mm, tempered steel packaging. In 1999 the Trilogy triple was followed-up by fairly updated adaptations, named Concept 2000.

But for what reason are these models regularly ignored?

That’s Jarle’s primary inquiry. This Trilogy Fifty Fathoms were in fact comparable to any of the later models, nonetheless, still, they’re not half as well known. A brisk , arranged by ‘prices low to high’, discovers that it is actually the Trilogy models of the Fifty Fathoms that are the less expensive ones.

One of the Rolex Yachtmaster adaptations with a comparable style bezel to the Trilogy models

There may be two reasons. First the way that the Trilogy arrangement was presented absent a lot of ado. They incidentally turned out to be accessible eventually, and afterward not in any event, for an exceptionally prolonged stretch of time (as they were circled back to the Concept 2000, and later 50th-commemoration Fifty Fathoms models). So relatively few individuals may know about the presence of these models.

Second, although at that time very fruitful for Blancpain, it is possible that the execution of the pivoting bezel wasn’t as alluring as the previous ones utilized at Fifty Fathom models. In any event they don’t recall of previous – presently much adored – bezel models without a doubt. One could even say they look more like the principal kind of Rolex’ Yachtmaster bezels, presented in the mid nineties.

Blancpain Trilogy Fifty Fathom with not frequently seen white opaline dial

Well whatever the explanation be, we don’t think this Blancpain Trilogy Fifty Fathom merits it to be failed to remember. Let’s trust that Jarle’s question and this article may touch off some interest for it.

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As said, we didn’t cover the Trilogy Fifty Fathoms models our selves here at Fratello Watches, so we needed to source the having a place pictures for this article remotely. For this, we were liberally helped by which I would totally exhort you to visit.

For the rest, we found the photos through Google and Chrono24. On the off chance that these photos call attention to be yours and you might want us to credit you, if it’s not too much trouble, let us know.

More perusing material

Here are two connections of articles we found. One is a WatchTime article, the other an article distributed in Blancpain’s home magazine ‘Lettres du Brassus’. I trust you appreciate them.

– WatchTime,

– Lettres du Brassus,

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