Hands-on: BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date Desert Edition. LE 500 pieces.

With this next 4K-video we present you a new version of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date watch. This 500-piece limited-edition Bathyscaphe Day Date Desert Edition inspired by a Blancpain diver’s watch from the 1970s is characterised by a gradient-coloured sandy beige dial featuring a sunburst pattern.

Blancpain told me: “The new desert-coloured Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date is for adventurers, enthusiasts and creative minds. In the 1970s, Blancpain’s own innovative mindset led the Brand to break with the traditional aesthetic codes of the Bathyscaphe models by producing a series of pieces featuring a cushion-shaped case, an inner rotating ring – replacing the conventional outer rotating bezel –, a gradient-coloured grey dial as well as the day of the week and date indication.”

You will be able to also discover this watch in our video…

The dial of the Bathyscaphe Day Date Desert Edition adopts this style, which it combines for the first time with a subtle gradation of sandy beige, a hue that is new to the collection. Its shades and finish endow it with remarkable clarity, while its boldly-sized rectangular hour-markers guarantee instant readability of the information displayed.

A chapter ring punctuated with Arabic numerals marks the five-minute intervals while evoking the inner rotating ring of the 1970s watch. Just as on the period timepiece, the date and day of the week windows are located at 3 o’clock. The hands are coated with and feature the same baton-shaped design as earlier Bathyscaphe models.

The dial of the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date Edition is enhanced by a unidirectional rotating bezel with a brown insert and hour-markers.

Although the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date Desert Edition has a vintage look, its Calibre 1315DD is resolutely modern. Housed in a 43 mm satin-brushed stainless-steel-case (thickness 14,25 mm / lug-to-lug distance 50 mm) and water-resistant to 30 bar (approximately 300 m), the 4-Hz-Blancpain-Calibre-1315DD (28.800 A/h) offers all the performance attributes essential to a diver’s watch. The 1315DD features a five-day (120 hours) power reserve, which is particularly useful in daily life. Another major asset is its balance fitted with a , a guarantee of accuracy and resistance to

The sapphire crystal case-back of the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe allows one to admire the finishes of this calibre, including its gold oscillating weight coated with a NAC treatment, thereby endowing it with added character.

Price: 11.470 Euro (including 16 % VAT)