At the end of the 1950s, Blancpain hoped to create a diving watch suitable for daily wear. So the deep diving vehicle Bathyscaphe came into being. In 2013, the brand introduced this classic watch Make a new interpretation; this year, this classic timepiece with professional diving performance and elegant appearance is added to a new member: a deep submersible equipped with the new automatic movement F385 Bathyscaphe flyback chronograph officially launched.
The new deep submersible Bathyscaphe flyback chronograph contains Blancpain’s own movement, which has a diameter of 13 law cents (1 law minute = 2.2558 mm) and a frequency of 36,000 vibrations / hour. The movement has a built-in column wheel chronograph and a vertical clutch to provide the watch with excellent flyback timing. The wearer can quickly reset to zero and restart the timing function by simply pressing the button at the 4 o’clock position, achieving multiple consecutive rapid timings. In addition, the button is water-resistant to 300 meters, ensuring the safety of underwater operations. At the same time, the watch also uses an anti-magnetic silicon balance spring, so that the movement can get rid of the limitations of the Faraday cage. The watch is also equipped with sapphire crystal back, and the platinum-plated 18K yellow gold rotor with the Blancpain logo is clearly visible, showing the complex and exquisite beauty of the movement.
This watch not only inherits all the key technical elements of the Fifty Fathoms series, but also its appearance and style continue the clear and clear style of the original watch. On the black dial, the hour scales are arranged in simple dots and lines. The date display window is at 4 o’clock; the hands also follow the rectangular style of the original deep diving vehicle Bathyscaphe; the radial pattern and snail-shaped chronograph The dial brings deep beauty to the watch. In addition, the unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel is embossed with Liquid Metal® hour markers. This amorphous metal alloy can perfectly fit the ceramic inner ring, which significantly improves the scratch resistance of the bezel. Watch scales are also coated with a super-fluorescent coating to ensure legible readability in diving environments.
The new deep submersible Bathyscaphe flyback chronograph is 43 mm in diameter and is available in matte black ceramic black dial and matte stainless steel meteor gray dial. Each comes with a NATO military or marine canvas strap, which is tough and sturdy, making it ideal for diving watches. In addition, the stainless steel deep submersible Bathyscaphe flyback chronograph is also paired with a stainless steel bracelet for the first time, showing elegance.