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18 December
Bathyscaphe Fifty Fathoms Blancpain: the depth of the ocean
The new model - the three-hand "Bathyscaphe" Fifty Fathoms 38 mm, is released in a deep blue shade resembling the depths of the ocean. Steel bezel featuring ceramic inserts and hour markers of Liquidmetal®, an alloy known for its resistance to deformation and stability, is its final stroke.
The first Bathyscaphe Blancpain diving watch was created in the late 1950s: the depth of the sea was a great mystery then. Swiss scientist Auguste Picard sub-merged to a record for that time 3 150 meters using the research bathyscaphe "Trieste". The watch was firstly presented by a male model, added by a female model subsequently.
In 2013, a new Bathyscaphe aesthetically reminiscent of the first models was launched to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Fifty Fathoms collection. Being a real diving watch, the new model is equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel moving counter-clockwise. It has 30 bar (about 300 meters) water resistance.
The Fifty Fathoms is powered by a caliber 1150. This movement is known for the reliability and chronometric qualities. It features two coupled drums providing a 100-hour power reserve. The movement can be watched through the sapphire case-back.

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