Blancpain's new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph

Blancpain’s new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph

Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph

The 2016 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean Commitment II might have a name that’s pretty hard to remember, but it’s totally worthy of our attention. This new exquisite watch from Blancpain comes with a blue ceramic case, proving one more time that major watchmakers have a new found respect for ceramic technology.

The main issue with ceramic cases is that achieving color uniformity and maintaining sufficient hardness at the same time is somewhat of a magic trick, and just a few companies have the skills for it. According to Blancpain, this deep, rich blue the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph is showing off required a precise and complex process that resulted after several years of trials.

Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean Commitment II will easily mock 300-meter deep waters while ceramic’s non-scratching and non-fading properties are pro points in our book as well. Keeping time moving is a automatic caliber F385 that runs at 5Hz, backed up by 50 hours worth of power reserve.

In the meantime, the sapphire crystal case-back offers a beautiful view of the movement and the 18k gold rotor boasting the Ocean Commitment logo. Each of the 250-unit limited series will cost £14,000 (US$17,000), while €1,000 of the purchase cost will go to supporting scientific expeditions.

Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph

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