June 23, 2024

First released in the late 1950s, and reintroduced in 2013, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms has become a regular sight these past two years. Appreciated for its vintage-inspired design, Blancpain’s new collection of diving watches is none-the-less full of modern appeal. The new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Automatic stays faithful to the features that made the 2013 model such a great watch. As they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t change it! Large luminous treated rectangular hands once again indicate hours and minutes, while the date function remains snug between 4 and 5 o’clock.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Watch In Ceramic and rose gold

Resistant up to 300 meters, the new watch looks at home at the surface as well. On the wrist, you’d be hard pressed to find a classier diving watch. The red gold bezel and satin-brushed black dial look very sharp indeed. The Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe measures 43.60 mm – more than Blancpain’s first diving watch – but within current standards in terms of size.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Watch In Ceramic and rose gold wrist

Powering the new Bathyscaphe is Blancpain’s trusted Calibre 1315, which can be admired through a sapphire case back. And while it doesn’t have the most elaborate finish in the collection – that titles remains with the Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback – the minimalist style of its rotor suits this tool watch. The new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatic Bathyscaphe in red gold is available now from Blancpain, Bond Street for £17,470 on the NATO strap and £18,590 on the sail-canvas strap. A second model, in ceramic, is also available from Blancpain.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Watch In Ceramic collection

With the new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, Blancpain has introduced a very capable diving instrument that is also well aware that it may never be used as such.

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