If you’re the kinda person who doesn’t fancy the ordinary, when it comes to dive watches, the new Fifty Fathoms Automatique dressed in an incredibly stylish satin-brushed red gold case might just be the answer.
The Fifty Fathoms is one of Blancpain’s inescapable models. Its roots in history are such that the Manufacture makes it a point of honour to continue developing it in such a way so as to satisfy every expectation of diving and water sports enthusiasts
For the very first time in the collection, Blancpain has used blue ceramic on the dial to achieve a chromatic depth that is extremely engaging.
Already used by Blancpain in the creation of bezels for its Bathyscaphe models, technical ceramics offer a multitude of advantages. Their hardness – six times greater than that of steel – endows them with exceptional qualities, including remarkable stability and longevity. The cobalt-like shimmer creates a pleasing contrast between the sunburst centre portion of the dial and the matt chapter ring. Other details include, the super luminova infused numerals, hour-markers and hands, the slightly curved scratchproof sapphire crystal, 300m water-resistance and the ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel. Dictated by a long experience of diving, these decisive choices are the guarantee of perfect visibility in all circumstances.
The 45mm case holds up well, and is a pleasure to wear. It houses a 1315 movement and delivers a power reserve of five-days. Stemming from a lengthy quest for precision and performance, it has been specially designed for sports watches. Blancpain has equipped it in this instance with a very dense red gold oscillating weight ensuring 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. A blue calf leather strap completes the look.