Deep-sea submersibles now use lightweight materials
The history of Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms can be traced back to 1953. It is one of the first real diving watches and one of the most representative watches in the Swiss industry. For a long time, Fifty Fathoms was more than just a watch, because the series also included Bathyscaphe, which is a slightly simpler, more instrumental work. Today, Blancpain dresses this watch with new materials, adding a more sporty atmosphere to this sporty and chic watch. This is the brand new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms deep-sea submersible titanium.
We will not introduce the details of this watch too much today, because we will soon discuss this topic with our own photos and personal experience. But here is what you need to know. Bathyscaphe is part of Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms series. It was born in 1956 and is a slightly more compact and less professional piece of the series. Nevertheless, it is still a very powerful dive watch. In its modern version, compared with the classic Fifty Fathoms, it retains a more stylish and retro look. It is already available in stainless steel and ceramic versions, and titanium will soon be available. The brand first used this material in the MIL-SPEC II special series models made for the U.S. Navy bomb disposal team in the early 1960s.
Based on the larger case diameter of 43 mm, this new version of the deep-sea submersible is made of an unusual alloy, to be precise, grade 23 titanium-we will ask for more details about this rare grade. The case retains the same angular design and fully brushed treatment. Titanium provides many advantages for diving Wholesale watches, including shock resistance, compression and corrosion resistance, and of course lightness. The watch is 13.45 mm high, with sapphire crystals on the front and back, and is water-resistant to 300 meters. It is equipped with a unidirectional satin-brushed titanium bezel with brushed gray ceramic inserts and liquid metal 60-minute scale.
The titanium dial of this Blancpain Fifty Fathoms deep-sea submersible is also a new dial in the series, with an anthracite color and an unprecedented vertical brushed finish. It retains the same stick-shaped hands and geometric hour markers, filled with cream-colored Super-LumiNova. When ordering this new titanium strap, you can match it with a fabric NATO strap, a canvas strap or a new product in this series, that is, the grade 23 titanium 3-link bracelet that was first launched on the classic Fifty Fathoms.
The case of the Bathyscaphe Titanium houses the classic and powerful homemade calibre 1315. This automatic movement is equipped with no less than 3 barrels and can store up to 120 hours of power reserve. It is equipped with antimagnetic silicon hairspring, and is decorated with snail-shaped and chamfered bridges, as well as sandblasted, satin-finished and snail-shaped gold oscillating weights. Blancpain fake
Technical specifications-Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Submarine Titanium 43 mm
Case: diameter 43 mm x 13.45 mm high-grade 23 satin-finished titanium case-unidirectional satin-finished titanium bezel with brushed gray ceramic inserts and liquid metal 60-minute scale-sapphire crystal front and back cover- Screw-in crown and case back–300 meters water resistance
Dial: Anthracite dial, vertical satin finish, three-dimensional hour markers and hands with Super-LumiNova coating
Movement: Calibre 1315, internal-automatic with central rotor-30.60 mm x 5.65 mm-35 jewels-227 components-120 hours power reserve on three barrels-28,800 cycles/hour-antimagnetic silicon hairspring-hours, Minutes, seconds and date
Bracelet/Bracelet: Can be used on a brand new 3-link 23-level satin-finished titanium bracelet with folding clasp or textile NATO strap or canvas strap
References: 5000-1210-98S-Titanium strap