For all of you who liked the Bathyscaphe Mokarran but had no chance to get hold of one of the 50 specimen, here’s your relief: the new Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback Ceramic reference 5200-0153-52A/NABA with a stunning green dial as a regular collection model. Let’s take a closer look.
Since it was introduced in 2013, the Bathyscaphe Chronographe has been a very compelling offer, featuring the new caliber F385 with column wheel, silicon hairspring, traditional pushers operable under water and a beautiful modern finish.
There have been five versions so far: the stainless steel model with a meteor grey dial, the black ceramic with black dial, the Ocean Commitment I and II, and the Bucherer Blue edition. It was about time to add a new option, and it couldn’t be more attractive.
The 43.6mm satin brushed black ceramic case has a height of 15.25mm and measures 49mm lug to lug. The clean and sharp lines of the Bathyscaphe case work very well with the brushed finish, even more emphasized with black ceramic as the case material.
The real novelty here is of course this spectacular green dial. I already elaborated on it in my report on the Bathyscaphe Mokarran, the Chronographe however demands a separate description.
As usual I will share a number of wrist shots of the new Bathyscaphe Chronographe, but let me start with a quick wrist turn video:
The dial offers different shades of green, from turquoise through to a slightly yellow hue. The finish of the chronograph subdials offers an always present contrast.
Of course Blancpain have chosen a green background for the date disc, which makes the date window sit in perfect harmony with the sunburst dial. The slight Fumé effect of the dial is less noticeable than with the Mokarran, but it is still there.
Here are some additional static shots of the Bathyscaphe Chronographe under bright daylight. Note that the yellowish SuperLuminova works incredibly well with the green dial.
Personally I like the green dial a lot, especially in connection with the black ceramic case and the black polished hands. It wears just like any other Bathyscaphe, very comfortably on the wrist, but in this case it is clearly a new kind of eye catcher.
I hope you enjoyed the hands-on report. You find the new Bathyscaphe Chronographe here on the Blancpain website. It is a regular collection model, available on a sailcloth or Nato strap on ceramic tang buckle.
An overview on the Ocean Commitment chronographs can be found here, the Bucherer Blue edition here, the stainless steel Bathyscaphe Chronographe here and my hands-on report of the Bathyscaphe Mokarran here in the blog.