FIFTY FATHOMS BATHYSCAPHE EDITION BUCHERER BLUE EDITIONS
The colour range recalls the shades of the sky and the sea. This limited edition made exclusively for Bucherer features an elegant blue ceramic.
Like all the timepieces in the Blue Editions collection developed by Bucherer with 14 major watchmaking firms, the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Edition Bucherer Blue Editions, as its name suggests, is based around a single colour. While the design is similar to the original watch dating from 1956, it now comes in a blue ceramic, like the Ocean Commitment II limited edition. The same material is used for the unidirectional revolving bezel and the 43.6mm-wide case, which is watertight down to 300m. The sunburst-finish dial has two chronograph totalisers and a small seconds sub-dial, plus the traditional pair of stick-shaped hour and minute hands. The time information is completed by a date counter at 4.30. When you turn the watch over, the sapphire crystal unveils the automatic movement and the rotor in the watch’s signature colour.
The calibre F385 takes care of split-time measurements down to 1/10th of a second. With the flyback function, users can reset to zero and launch the chronograph with a press on the monopusher at 4 o’clock. The spiral is made of silicon, which means the watch is resistant to magnetic fields. The Bathyscaphe is worn with a Kevlar strap, while its technical assets are the guarantee of safe underwater outings.
Like all the watches in the Blue Edition collection, the Blancpain diving watch is only available from the Swiss distributor’s website.
Price: 17,800 CHF blancpain.com
By Dan Diaconu
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