Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date Desert Limited Edition 43mm 5052 1146 E52A
The new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date Desert is a 500-piece limited edition model inspired by a 1970's Blancpain divers' watch.
Characterised by its break away from traditional aesthetics of the time, this daring 1970s Bathyscaphe collection featured a cushion shaped case, an inner rotating bezel ring, gradient-coloured grey dial as well as the day of the week and date indication, all of which have been refashioned into the 21st century Blancpain Bathyscaphe Day Date Desert Limited Edition.
The vintage inspired dial captures the true essence of the 70’s model with a colour graduation and its day of the week and date indications at 3 o’clock. But, for the first time Blancpain present a new colour combination of 'sandy beige' with a sunburst finish, creating enhanced legibility. A chapter ring punctuated with Arabic numerals marks the five-minute intervals while evoking the inner rotating ring of the 1970s watch, enhancing the nostalgia of the dial further.
Constructed from a satin-finished steel, is the 43mm sized case with a thickness of 14.25mm, complete with a unidirectional rotating bezel with a brown ceramic insert and Liquidmetal® hour-markers and waterproofing of up to 300M. On the underside of this steel casing is a sapphire crystal caseback, which reveals the Manufacture-made 1315DD movement.
Although the new Desert model has a vintage look the movement is resolutely innovative, with a practical five-day power reserve and all major attributes essential to a modern day divers' watch.
Finally, the new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Day Date Desert is set upon the sandy-coloured sail canvas strap that adorns the warm tones of the dial.
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