Combination Of Performance And Elegance Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph

At the end of the 1950s, Blancpain wanted to create a diving watch suitable for daily wear, so 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 timing 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.

A Tribute To The Fifty Fathoms Watch Of The French Navy Frogman Commando

As a pioneer pioneer in the development of military diving watches, Blancpain pays tribute to the brand’s first collaboration with the founder of the French Navy Frogman Commando. Inspired by this historical tradition, Blancpain has launched 300 limited edition watches of fifty cents with the French Frogman Commando logo.

 
 At the helm of Blancpain in 1950, Mr. Jean-Jacques Fiechter, who was also an excellent diver, began to develop a reliable and solid timing equipment to accompany him to explore the vast underwater world. . This was undoubtedly a major challenge, as there were no precedents in the watchmaking industry at the time. Based on his professional diving experience, he has established and formulated the basic specifications that scuba diving watches must meet, including: luminous hands and time scales that contrast with the dark dial, and a single sheet that plays a key role in protecting the diver Rotating bezel, self-winding movement, excellent water resistance and antimagnetic case. At the same time, the founders of the French frogman diving commando, Robert ‘Bob’ Maloubier, and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud, were also in 1952. Set out to find a diving watch for military diving missions. The two officers envisioned a watch as standard equipment for diving commandos. Together they put together a list of specifications and specific requirements. The first batch to be tested was a French ‘waterproof’ watch, but the results could not be ignored. Because these watches are too small, reading under water is extremely difficult, and the case is far from the idea of ​​waterproofing. When they heard that a Swiss watchmaker’s executive was diving to test a new watch in southern France, they decided to contact Mr. Jean-Jacques Fichte.

 
 At the beginning of 1953, Blancpain submitted a sample of a successful watch to the French army for testing at the request of Maloubia and Rifford. The watch performed amazingly in all tests, becoming the standard equipment of the French frogman diving commando, and then more widely adopted by naval forces of various countries. This unique watch is fifty cents.

 
 In order to pay tribute to the close cooperation with the founder of the French frogman diving commando, Blancpain is determined to launch a special version of the Fifty Fathom diving watch. The French army strongly supports this initiative and authorizes Blancpain to engraved the qualification badge of the commandos on the back of the new watch: in the center of the badge is an anchor that symbolizes the sailor, with one on each side of the anchor The winged hippocampus represents the sea and paratrooper, respectively. And the watch surface also cleverly conceals a second symbolic element-the number 7. Since oxygen will be converted into toxic gas at a partial pressure of 1.7 bar, the maximum dive depth of the frogman commandos when diving with pure oxygen is 7 meters. Therefore, ‘7’ has become a symbol of military diving operations. digital. The new Fifty Fathoms watch is true to its prototype and features a 1315 self-winding movement with ruggedness and reliability. The watch is equipped with a date window and uses a magnetically shielded silicon spring called a ‘magnetic field shield’; three barrels in series provide the movement with a power reserve of up to five days. The watch has a 45mm diameter satin-finished stainless steel case and is water-resistant to 30 bar (about 300 meters).

 
 Like the original model, the hands and hour markers of the ‘Frogman Commando’ watch are coated with luminous coating, in contrast to the black matte dial, whose geometry is reminiscent of the treasures of the 1950s Perth military diving watch. In addition, the details of the new watch are wonderful. For example, its hands are white as well as the original. These intentions have become the new Blancpain-Fifty Fathoms model 5015E-1130-B52A2019. The finishing touch. The new watch shows a retro style everywhere: the traditional triangular mark that appeared on the first Fifty Fathoms watch returns to the 12 o’clock position of the dial; at the same time, the time scale on the black unidirectional rotating bezel is also luminous, and Protected by the curved sapphire glass front ring, it gives the watch excellent resistance to impact and scratches.

 The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms ‘Frogman Commando’ limited edition watch opens a new chapter in Blancpain’s long history with the ocean, occupying an extraordinary position in the brand’s product range. These precious timepieces are designed to pay the most sincere tribute to the Frogman Commandos, who have contributed to the glorious birth of the watchmaking legend, the Fifty Fathoms series.

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