It took me a while to understand the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe replica watch, both the timepiece itself and Blancpain ’s choice to insert the modern re-edition of this watch in their Fifty Fathoms collection. The classic Blancpain Fifty Fathoms replica watch with its sapphire-made bezel was originally crafted as a professional diver’s watch in the 50s when exploring the depth of oceans and seas had reached its peak of interest. The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe , on the other hand, was the bourgeois commercial alternative to a real professional tool that was conceived for a military use too.
The original Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe replica watch used a strap made of woven fabric that was very similar to what we call today an aftermarket “ Perlon strap ” and it sported an oversize buckle while the first Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe that was released in 2013 featured a NATO strap that reminded us of the original one. The style of a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe replica watch is, without a doubt, the most linear, no-frills and most simple style that a premium Blancpain diver replica watch has to offer, it is the quintessence of simplicity.
Blancpain replica watch has also simplified the original timepiece by faithfully copying the shape of the case and of the bezel and by replacing the baton-like indexes with round indexes on the dial. The date has been moved to 4 o’clock, a visual choice that enhances even further the perception of lightness and order if compared to the date’s original location at 3 o’clock.
The plasma ceramic of the case of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Gray Plasma replica watch features a brushed gray colour that makes this material resemble a titanium alloy and gives it a surface hardness of 1,800 Vickers . Coupling this case with a blue dial and Liquid-metal bezel is the cherry on the cake.