Well, when I started try to get my hands on the new Fifty Fathoms in titanium with the beautiful blue dial and bezel I hoped for the Blancpain Boutique in Munich to support me with this task.
And the fabulous team of Blancpain Munich made it happen, even in this period of the year when they have significant customer traffic, they have let the beauty go for a day to support a photo session. So I think you agree with me starting this report with a huge ‘thank you’!!!
Now, let’s get to the watch 😉
This most recent version of the Fifty Fathoms also marks the 10 year anniversary of the modern 45mm icon, now for the first time executed in titanium and offering the same plain blue dial as the limited to 50 pieces white gold FF.
The watch features the latest version of calibre 1315, a true marvel with its 120h power reserve and beautiful decoration. Although, and this is a slightly critical comment, I would have preferred a different rotor design than the one we know from the FF Bathyscaphe and most recently the Tribute to MilSpec.
The brushed finish emphasizes the outstanding beauty of the case. Seriously, after now 10 years, the case design is still among the best you can find, and it’s execution is flawless.
And the finesse Blancpain is known for also extends to the tang buckle, other than with the standard Fifty Fathoms this one carries the model signature:
The titanium Fifty Fathoms wears very comfortably, its weight is considerably less than with the steel version, but it still carries some heft. And it is balanced very nicely on the wrist.
Coming to an end, let me share my personal take on this Fifty Fathoms: the use of titanium, the brushed finish and the blue dial and bezel make an extraordinarily beautiful watch! Besides the rotor my only other critical comment would be that the green Superluminova is not a perfect match for the blue dial and bezel. But, since this still is a professional diving watch, green Luminova actually offers the strongest lume, so I can understand why Blancpain uses it for this watch 😉
Let me finish with a couple of additional shots. There are also some comparative photos I took with both, the titanium FF and the grey ceramic Bathyscaphe, but those will be part of a separate report and I ask a bit of patience from you guys 😉
Hope you enjoyed!
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