Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms Collection Rises Above Sea Level

Swiss watchmaker Blancpain has unveiled two new additions to its Fifty Fathoms collection of dive watches, a day-date model that evokes the desert and a chronograph with a unique green dial that plays with light.

Both watches would look great on the wrist, adding a touch of luxury whether you’re exploring the ocean depths or just going about your day-to-day.

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The first of the new watches is the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date watch. This 500-piece limited-edition is inspired by a Blancpain diver’s watch from the 1970s and characterised by a gradient-coloured sandy beige dial featuring a sunburst pattern. The sandy beige hue acts as a tribute to Ernest H. Brooks II, a pioneer of underwater photography and one of the first to explore Devils Hole—an underwater cavern 120 metres below Death Valley.

The Day Date Desert Edition is a 43mm watch with a dial enhanced by a unidirectional rotating bezel, brown ceramic insert and liquid-metal hour-markers. A chapter ring is punctuated with Arabic numerals, and the day/date window is presented at 3 o’clock. The hands are coated with Super-LumiNova for remaining legible at depths.

The sapphire-crystal caseback presents the manufacture-made 1315DD movement with its vintage look, yet modern performance, with its five-day power reserve. This limited edition remains water-resistant to approximately 300m.

Previously available in black, meteor grey and blue, the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback model is now going green. The new green colourway reveals its subtle shades according to the angle of the light, occasionally taking on metallic nuances.

The new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback comes in a 43.6 mm satin-brushed black ceramic case topped by a rotating bezel featuring a green ceramic insert.

Blancpain’s F385 calibre self-winding chronograph movement is visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. It features a flyback function that enables the chronograph to be reset to zero and restarted instantaneously by pressing the push-piece located at 4 o’clock. It has a power reserve of 50 hours and remains water-resistant to depths up to 300 metres.

You can find more on Blancpain’s new Fifty Fathoms watches by checking out the official website linked below.

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