Blancpain expands its Fifty Fathoms collection by introducing a new Bathyscaphe diving watch in titanium.
Measuring 43 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 300 metres, the sharply contoured case of the new Bathyscaphe is made of satin-finished grade 23 titanium. This high-end titanium rarely used in the watch industry requires substantial machining work that is extremely challenging.
The anthracite-coloured dial features a hand-crafted vertical satin finish creating a resolutely modern matt effect, enhanced by the Bathyscaphe’s traditional luminescent baton-type hands and geometric hour-markers, as well as a satin-finished titanium bezel with a satin-finished ceramic insert and a Liquidmetal™ time scale.
This new Bathyscaphe is equipped with in-house Calibre 1315. Known for its accuracy and performance, this self-winding movement with a five-day power reserve features a silicon balance-spring rendering it totally insensitive to magnetic fields.
Its high level of finishing is visible through the transparent sapphire caseback, where snailed and chamfered bridges rub shoulders with a sandblasted, satin-finished and snailed gold oscillating weight.
This new model comes fitted with a NATO or anthracite sailcloth strap, or a grade 23 satin-finished titanium bracelet. The design of the latter is identical to those fitted on Fifty Fathoms models – a first for a Bathyscaphe timepiece. The use of grade 23 titanium affords numerous finishing possibilities that influence the colour nuances of the material.
Model: Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in Titanium
Ref. 5000-1210-G52A / 5000-1210-NAGA / 5000-1210-98S
Case and dial
Thickness: 13.45 mm
Diameter: 43.00 mm
Water resistance: 30 bar
Lug width: 23.00 mm
Unidirectional satin-brushed titanium bezel with ceramic insert and LiquidmetalTM hour-markers
Thickness: 5.65 mm
Diameter: 30.60 mm
Power reserve: 120
No of components: 227