The new Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours diver’s watch from Blancpain blends horological complexity with high performance. It boasts a captivating flying tourbillon visible via a dedicated opening in the refined blue dial. This new model comes in a surprisingly light titanium version, as well as a red gold version ensuring a striking presence on the wrist.
Introduced in 2007 with the launch of the contemporary Fifty Fathoms collection, the Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours is a symbiosis of Blancpain’s savoir faire in the realm of diver’s watches and its expertise in horological complications.
The two new versions of this prestigious diver’s watch showcase this sophisticated complication through a refined blue dial graced with a sunburst finish. The flying tourbillon appears to be floating in a large round opening at 12 o’clock.
The technical complexity of this watch construction contrasts with the sporty style of the hour-markers, hands and bezel. The latter remains a key element of the watch, with its notched edge giving added grip, its unidirectional rotation system and its slightly domed scratch-resistant sapphire insert.
The 45 mm-diameter case of this new Fifty Fathoms is available in two materials: grade 23 titanium and red gold, both satin-finished.
A bold choice for a highly complicated watch, titanium is notable for its lightness – ensuring excellent wearer comfort – as well as its resistance to shocks, pressure and corrosion. Red gold offers a more conventional setting for the tourbillon and radiates an aura of timeless nobility.
Water-resistant to 30 bar (approximately 300 metres), the Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours houses self-winding Calibre 25C, a movement finished with a Côtes de Genève motif and circular graining in the noblest watchmaking tradition. Its gold oscillating weight is satin-brushed and open-worked to provide the most open possible view of the movement.
The titanium timepiece is available with a blue NATO or sailcloth strap, as well as a titanium bracelet; the red gold watch comes with a blue NATO or sailcloth strap. For both models, the sailcloth strap can be combined with a pin buckle or folding clasp, as desired.
Model: Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours
Satin-brushed titanium or Satin-brushed 18ct red gold
Unidirectional sapphire bezel
Thickness: 14.80 mm
Case diameter: 45.00 mm
Water resistance: 30 bar
Sapphire crystal case back
Lug width: 23.00 mm
Calibre 25C self-winding
Thickness: 4.85 mm
Diameter: 26.20 mm
Number of components: 197
Number of jewels: 29
Power reserve: 192 hours
Sunburst blue dial
5025-12B40-O52: Titanium model with sail cloth strap
5025-12B40-NAOA: Titanium model with NATO strap
5025-12B40-98S: Titanium model with titanium bracelet
5025-36B40-O52: 18-carat red gold version with sail cloth strap
5025-36B40-NAOA: 18-carat red gold version with NATO strap