More an instrument than a watch: the Blancpain X-Fathoms

Thanks to the Blancpain Boutique in Munich I had the chance to see the X-Fathoms in the metal for the first time, and I used the 24 hours I had with it wisely to capture it in photos, some of those being factual, some sensual. I hope you like them either way…

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Let’s start with the factual ones of this 56mm titanium watch:

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Blancpain X-Fathoms

As you can see, the case does not have lugs, it is embedded in an extremly comfortable and quite complicated rubber strap. This strap has undoubtedly received a lot of thought by Blancpain, since it wraps around your wrist, even down to a wrist size of approximately 16cm. And the clasp is the perfect round-up for the entire appearance:

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Now here is some color 🙂

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Blancpain X-Fathoms

As you can see from those mediocre lume shots, all indications are easily visible, which is a minimum requirement for a professional dive watch. And the intensity of the lume is insane!

Finally, let me add some of those shots which – I hope – are revealing the sensual side of this amazing timepiece.

Here we go:

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Blancpain X-Fathoms

I’ll close this report with what I personally took from my day with the X-Fathoms:

It is not a watch you can really wear outdoors other than for it’s original pupose, using it as a dive intrument. And it is very very large.

But I love it! Actually, I started to miss it badly the moment it was picked up for its journey home to Munich. Really badly 🙁

Blancpain has done an exceptional job in creating a watch that gets as close to the essence of diving as the original Fifty Fathoms did in 1953. A true masterpiece!

I’ll leave you with a few colour-realistic wristshots, hope you enjoyed the photo journey!

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Blancpain X-Fathoms

Cheers
Henrik

 

For further information on this timepiece please visit blancpain.com

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