By TLex Blancpain’s three-hand version of the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe has been given the plasma gray ceramic treatment. The same treatment that the 2014 Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback Ocean Commitment watch received;
perfectly showcasing the technology involved in creating such a material whose production process gives it subtle metallic tone. It is once again paired with a stunning deep blue dial evoking the ocean’s depths.
As if its plasma gray ceramic housing and deep blue face didn’t already possess enough allure, its plasma gray ceramic bezel has been equipped with a blue ceramic insert featuring hour-markers in a special distortion-free alloy known as Liquidmetal. The original Blancpain Bathyscaphe that the current model is inspired by was first introduced late 1950s in both ladies and gents versions.
Details such as the style of hands were borrowed the traditional vintage watches; also the date window which in this instance has been subtly finished in blue.
The diamond-shaped luminous 12 hour marker on the divers bezel is another detail that remains faithful to the original version of the Bathyscaphe.As with most dive watches this is a unidirectional bezel which can be rotated with defined clicks in a counter-clockwise direction.
During dives, the large seconds hand serves as an indicator that the watch is running. The Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe is water-resistant to 30 bar, the equivalent to 300 meters.
Power comes from a self-winding caliber, the famous 1315, known for its sturdiness as well as its exceptional chronometric performance.Its three series-coupled mainspring barrels ensure a generous power reserve of five days while guaranteeing a constant supply of energy.
The movement is visible through a Sapphire caseback which affords views of all of its cutting-edge technical technology such the silicon balance-spring that it is fitted with.
Finally this high-tech vintage inspire diver is delivered with two strap options: a three-ring NATO strap or a sail canvas strap.