Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe
Fifty Fathoms: 60 years of diving and as still as modern as ever!
In 2013, Blancpain watches online store Replica Orologipresents the Bathyscaphe version
Since its creation in 1953, the Fifty Fathoms by Blancpain valentine watch Replica Orologihas been the archetypal modern diver’s watch. 60 years on, two new models join a fabulous lineage that has earned iconic status. The vintage-inspired Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe presented in a 2013 men’s and women’s version incorporates the latest watch industry developments with the silicon balance-spring.
Inspired by the abyssal underwater exploration of Swiss adventurer Jacques Piccard, Blancpain’s Bathyscaphe diver’s watches were introduced in the late 1950s as models for both men and women. Imbued with the spirit of these historical models, the new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe offers a reinterpretation of these two models featuring the integration of the latest technical innovations.
Various elements of the 2013 version hark back to the first editions. The contours are as sharply defined as those of their predecessors. The hands feature the traditional look of the vintage watches and the date appears through a dedicated aperture. Loyal to the original Bathyscaphe version, the luminescent dot on the bezel serves to ensure the permanent readability of diving times.
Testifying to the past while looking firmly to the future, the new models incorporate modern Blancpain calibres renowned for their robustness and reliability. The heart of each of the mechanical self-winding movements beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour. Driven by a constant concern to improve these calibres, a nonmagnetic silicon balance-spring may be admire through a sapphire crystal case-back. In addition to its corrosion-resistant properties, silicon is also extremely resistant to wear and natural ageing. This technical breakthrough marks a decisive step in the longstanding pursuit of optimal isochronism for its timepieces. Another novel feature for Blancpain is the graduated scale in Liquidmetal®. This amorphous metal alloy avoids any deformation and ensures perfect bonding with the ceramic bezel insert. The hardness of these two materials serves to enhance the bezel’s scratch resistance.
Like all diver’s watches worth their salt, each model is equipped with a unidirectional bezel activated by turning it counter-clockwise in one-minute increments. During dives, the seconds serves as an operating indicator, while a contrasting dial and luminescent gold hour-markers ensure optimal readability. The new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe is naturally water-resistant to 30 bar, equivalent to around 300 metres.
Each model is fitted with a triple-loop NATO strap. This broad and extremely practical wristband is as reliable and robust as the watch itself. Introduced in the 1960s when the British Ministry of Defence was looking for a sturdy strap to equip its military watches, its origins are echoed in its name that is a nod to its reference code: NATO G10.
Date and seconds, meteor grey dial, unidirectional ceramic bezel, self-winding
- Caliber: 1315
- Thickness: 5.65 mm
- Diameter: 30.60 mm
- Power-reserve in hours: 120
- Jewels: 35
- Components: 227
Every timepiece is constructed completely by hand in manufacturer’s workshops with a single watchmaker. Blancpain watch bands Replica Orologiis among those rare watch brands where the watchmakers still assemble each motion by hand from start to end.From 2002, Marc Alexander Hayek is the Chairman and the CEO of Blancpain plus he’s given a fresh stimulus to the Manufacture. For the last ten years, the number of world premieres and patents climbed with an impressive show of fresh movements.Significant investments were allocated as well as the Research and Development department was strengthened to proceed forward. Among the latest achievements happened in 2008 when Blancpain revived the Karrusel, a complication forgotten for over a century.Blancpain is well-known for Villeret, Le Brassus, Leman, Specialities and Sport, in Addition to Ladies collections together with Novelties and Fifty Fathoms. The sapphire crystal case-back offers a dang lovely view of this motion and the 18k gold rotor with the Ocean Commitment logo.Price for all the 250-piece limited-edition Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean beaded watches will probably likely be ￡14,000 (that is now about US$17,000). For each piece offered, $1,000 (totaling $250,000 to the full run) goes to encouraging scientific expeditions as part of Blancpain’s Ocean Commitment project.
- Case: Satin-brushed steel
- Thickness: 13.40 mm
- Diameter: 43.00 mm
- Water-resistance: 30 bar
- Sapphire crystal back: Yes
- Interhorn space: 23.00 mm
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