BLANCPAIN – FIFTY FATHOMS BATHYCAPHE
Introducing the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
An icon of the sea depths for over 60 years, the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe by Blancpain has resurfaced in 2016. It takes some of its aesthetic features from the distant past – particularly the famous rectangular hands – but also from the recent past, with the deep blue colour – also seen on the Ocean Commitment Chronograph version in 2014 – enhancing the watch face.
The case is 43.6mm in diameter and crafted in grey ceramic material. The watch is crowned with a rotating bezel fitted with a ceramic ring and a Liquidmetal® diving scale, and contains the self-winding Calibre 1315, providing 120 hours of autonomy (i.e. 5 days). The movement drives both the hour and the date functions.
On the dazzling deep blue face, the hour markers are luminous rectangles and circles, with the geometric shapes echoed by the hour, minute and second hands in the centre. The date is white and appears in a window between 4 and 5 o’ clock.
Price: 12,000 CHF blancpain.com
By Sharmila Bertin