Hands-on: BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms Automatique Grande Date. Titanium case & bracelet.

With this 4K-video we show you the new Blancpain must-have Fifty Fathoms Automatique Grande Date with a titanium case and titanium bracelet. The huge watch only weighs 162 grams! Would it be made in stainless steel, then the entire watch would probably weigh 500 grams… The light and robust Fifty Fathoms will doubtless appeal to lovers of sporty and elegant watches keen to enjoy daily wear of a generously sized timepiece with a pleasingly light aesthetic.

The new complements the and with which the timepiece has been fitted until now. Its production involves a series of demanding assembly and finishing processes. The hand satin-brushed links are joined together by means of transverse pins, endowing them with a fluidity and flexibility that ensure a perfect fit on the wrist. Based on a patented system, the usually lateral screws are placed on the back of the links so as to preserve the smooth look and feel of the bracelet edges. Combining these skills guarantees seamless cohesion between the case and bracelet.

The Fifty Fathoms is endowed with all the attributes of a diving instrument, such as Super-LumiNova hour-markers and hands that remain easily legible in all circumstances, as well as a unidirectional rotating bezel with a scratch-resistant sapphire insert.

The 45 mm titanium case (thickness 16,27 mm) is water-resistant to 30 bar (approx. 300 meters). The Fifty Fathoms Automatique Grande Date model is powered by the Blancpain in-house

Insensitive to magnetic fields thanks to the use of a the calibre delivers a five-day (120 hours) power reserve provided by three series-coupled barrels. The Calibre 6918B is visible through a sapphire crystal case-back.

The remains available with a black or blue sunburst dial, while the continues to be offered with a black dial.