BLANCPAIN – Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback

Swiss physicist and balloonist Auguste Piccard came up with the word “bathyscaphe” by contracting two Greek words: bathus (deep) and skaphos (ship). The deep-sea submersibles made in the late 1940s were given this name. It is also the name of the Fifty Fathoms de Blancpain collection whose flyback chronograph was unveiled this year. The watch is completely black from the 43.6mm ceramic case to the domed sunburst dial. Some of the 50s model’s features appear on its face, namely the wide rectangular and luminescent hour and minute hands.  The small seconds and chronograph counters are positioned at 3, 6 and 9 o’ clock. There’s a date display at 4.30. The self-winding movement, the new F385 calibre, brings to life the time indicators and flyback function to reset and restart the chronograph instantly using the pusher at 4 o’ clock. Price: 16’000 CHF