Following the legacy of the iconic Fifty Fathoms dive watch line that made debut in 1956, this modern evolution of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe takes inspiration from a day-date version introduced in1970s.
The new Bathyscaphe Day Date 70s, which will be limited to 500 pieces, captures the allure of that model while incorporating Blancpain’s current technical advances.
During the 70s, Blancpain evolved its line of Bathyscaphe models, introducing a few diving watches with new aesthetic codes. These models featured a silvered dial ring with rectangular indexes and Arabic numerals radially arrayed every five minutes.
The dial of new limited-edition watch captures the look of the 70s model with its day of the week and date indications at 3 o’clock. As with the vintage piece, this new model has a subtle graduated gray coloring, darker on the outer perimeter and infused with lighter tones toward the center, thus creating the perception of a larger dial size with enhanced readability.
The 43mm satin-finished case is equipped with a unidirectional bezel featuring a ceramic insert whose indexes are filled with Liquidmetal®. Limited to 500 pieces, the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date 70s is available with four different wristbands: a vintage-style antiqued leather, sail-canvas or NATO strap, as well as a steel bracelet.