Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours New Models

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.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours New Model in titanium

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.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours New Model in 18-carat red gold

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.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours New Model in 18-carat red gold with nato strap

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.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours New Model in titanium case and nato strap

The 45 mm-diameter case of this new Fifty Fathoms is available in two materials: grade 23 titanium and red gold, both satin-finished.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours New Model in titanium with sailcloth strap

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.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours New Model with titanium case and bracelet

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.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours New Model in 18 carat red gold case back

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.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours New Model in titanium case back

Technical details

Model: Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours

Case
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

Movement
Calibre 25C self-winding
Thickness: 4.85 mm
Diameter: 26.20 mm
Number of components: 197
Number of jewels: 29
Power reserve: 192 hours

Dial
Sunburst blue dial

References/straps
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