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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Blancpain Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Watch

Blancpain Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Watch
This year the Bathyscaphe takes on board a new self-winding F385 movement featuring a flyback chronograph function.

This new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe model houses a new 13-lignes Manufacture Blancpain movement beating at a rate of 36,000 vibrations/hour.  

Blancpain Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Watch

It is equipped with a column-wheel chronograph mechanism and a vertical clutch. It also offers a flyback function enabling the wearer to reset and instantly restart the chronograph simply by pressing the pusher at 4 o’clock. This device proves extremely useful in taking fast measurements of successive times. Moreover, the water resistant chronograph pushers also enable user underwater to depths of 300 metres.

While maintaining all the key technical characteristics of the Fifty Fathoms collection, the aesthetic of the Bathyscaphe picks up the signature codes of the original model. The domed black dial is free of any numerals, punctuated only by lines and dots serving as hour-markers, while the date appears in a window at 4 o’clock. The sunburst finish on the dial and the snailed chronograph counters add a sense of depth to the overall effect.

Blancpain  Press