Blancpain has given the Fifty Fathoms diver’s watch a spiffing overhaul. This new version retains the same sporty and distinguished character of its peers, adding a touch of chic and high-tech with a red gold case and a ceramic dial.
The Fifty Fathoms is one of Blancpain’s most renowned models. Its roots in history are such that the Manufacture makes it a point of honour to continue developing it in such a way as to satisfy every expectation of diving and water sports enthusiasts.
For 2019, Blancpain has opted to introduce a stylish new case in satin-brushed red gold and for the first time in the collection, the dial of this new timepiece will be in blue ceramic.
Already used by Blancpain in the creation of bezels for its Bathyscaphe models, technical ceramics offer a multitude of advantages. Namely, their hardness which is six times greater than that of steel, giving it stability and longevity. Although particularly complex to produce and machine, this material has been chosen by Blancpain because of the chromatic depth is serves to achieve.
The new Fifty Fathoms Automatic has a cobalt-like shimmer providing a pleasing contrast between the sunburst dial centre and the matt chapter ring. The DNA of the collection remains identifiable at first glance: numerals, hour-markers and hands coated with luminescent material, a slightly curved scratchproof sapphire crystal and a ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel recall the origins of this watch. Dictated by a long experience of diving, these decisive choices are the guarantee of perfect visibility in all circumstances.
The new Fifty Fathoms Automatique boasts a 45 mm case and is water-resistant to 300 metres. Its dense red gold oscillating weight ensures high winding efficiency for an optimal five-day power reserve when the watch is fully wound. This rotor is cut out as a nod to the history of the Fifty Fathoms, since this geometry made it more supple at the time in order to protect the movement from potential impacts.
As well as the luxurious red gold case and the meticulous finishing of its movement, the new Fifty Fathoms Automatique is teamed with a blue calf leather strap, an additional detail evoking the inseparable link between Blancpain and the splendours of the sea bed.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms – Where and how?
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ceramic Blue is available now from Blancpain Bond Street and selected retailers. For more information on the Fifty Fathoms and international outlets, visit the official brand website here.