Tourbillon Boutique is home to many exceptional brands, each with a unique history. Founded in 1735, Blancpain has consistently contributed to the development of mechanical watchmaking.
Inspired by the abyssal underwater exploration of Swiss adventurer Jacques Piccard, Blancpain created a diver’s watch intended to enhance the diving experience but in a size that would also be suited to daily wear. Since its creation in 1953, the Fifty Fathoms by Blancpain has been the archetypal modern diver’s watch. Blancpain has now reinterpreted the Bathyscaphe to incorporate the latest watch industry developments with the silicon balance-spring.
Various elements of the vintage-inspired Bathyscaphe 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 Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe is naturally water-resistant to 30 bar, equivalent to around 300 meters. Each model is fitted with a black or khaki triple-loop NATO strap, a broad and extremely practical wristband as reliable and robust as the watch itself.
This 43 mm-diameter Bathyscaphe is available in a satin-brushed steel with a meteor grey dial. The ladies Bathyscaphe has a 38 mm-diameter and is available with a white dial and white ceramic bezel.
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