Blancpain: Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Bucherer Blue Editions
A timepiece for exploring the depths of the ocean and cutting a handsome figure on land – the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Bucherer Blue Editions.
Bucherer has joined forces with Blancpain to launch the latest addition to the Bucherer Blue Editions family. The new timepiece in this exclusive collection will captivate diving enthusiasts and watch connoisseurs alike. The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Bucherer Blue Editions is a special all-blue edition of Blancpain’s civilian diver’s watch, which first appeared on the scene in 1956.
Blancpain and Bucherer are not only united by their successful partnership and shared pursuit of excellence, but also the colour blue. For Blancpain, this colour symbolises the passion for the underwater world. This long-standing partnership will now be celebrated with the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Bucherer Blue Editions.
The Bathyscaphe was developed by Blancpain at the end of the 1950s as the civilian answer to the military diver’s watch – smaller in size yet suitable for use in all conditions. Today’s version looks equally stunning under water and on land and is powered by an in-house movement (F385 calibre) with a balance wheel that beats 36,000 times per hour (5 Hz). It is equipped with a column-wheel chronograph mechanism and a vertical clutch. The flyback function enables the wearer to reset and instantly restart the chronograph simply by pressing the push button at 4 o’clock. Moreover, the water-resistant chronograph push buttons also allow for underwater use to depths of 300 metres without any risk of damaging the watch.
The special Bathyscaphe for Bucherer Blue Editions marks the first time that Blancpain has released a watch crafted completely from blue ceramic. Other unique elements include the unidirectional rotating bezel in satin-polished ceramic with ceramic inlays and Liquidmetal® indexes, and the 18K gold rotor featuring a Bucherer engraving. All of the elegant design elements that have characterised the Bathyscaphe diver’s watch since the beginning have been retained.