Blancpain, having cooperated with Gianluca Genoni since 2007, is pleased to warmly congratulate the Italian freediver on the new record.
During the impressive freedive, Gianluca Genoni tested new equipment in deep waters. While descending, the diver used the fastest underwater scooter in the world Ė it can reach a speed of more than 100 meters per minute.
Gianluca Genoni was also wearing an inflatable life-jacket prototype created by the Mares brand. The life-jacket is developed to immediately bring the diver back to the surface in case of any problem. Gianluca Genoniís remarkable freedive was carefully studied by the Divers Alert Network researchers who work on improving the security of this mode of diving.
The 48 mm case is sculptured in brushed titanium and accommodates a self-winding movement - Calibre 1315, developed specifically for the brandís sports wristwatches.
The Blancpain 500 Fathoms watch is a highly reliable diverís companion based on the brandís rich expertise in the demanding world of diverís timepieces, dating back to the year 1953 when the first Fifty Fathoms watch was unveiled.
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