… first: Biver and his statements at the time. A marketing genius, but one who contradicted himself more often than you could count. He wasn’t interested in Blancpain‘s history at all. But others were. The words of those who were present at the time (Jean-Jacques Fiechter and Bob Maloubier), the res
… I wouldn’t go as far to call the Scuba FF soulless, though. It has an entirely different story and purpose. And I think that Swatch did a good job in delivering the basic aesthetic code of a Fifty Fathoms but also stay very far from the real deal.
… and even the article delivers it. This letter proves that Lieutenant Riffaud received his watch around February 1954. Let’s be real: how can you ask for more evidence that the Fifty Fathoms was in existence well before that date of Feb 1954? If only people read the article precisely and beyond the
… in the Fifty Fathoms documentary movie Jean-Jacques Fiechter himself speaks about having created the FF in 1953. A debate about which expression is used at what time in what publication doesn’t help. Over many years the birth year of the FF was specified to be 1953, as already mentioned not only b