This novelty was already announced at the end of 2018, but first shown to retailers and the press during the two Time to Move events: the Fifty Fathoms executed in brushed titanium, ref 5015-12B30.
This is the third titanium Fifty Fathoms after the version with blue dial and bezel, introduced in 2017, and the FF Grande Date, introduced last year.
Thus being almost identical to the classic ref 5015, the brushed titanium gives the Fifty Fathoms a totally different feel and look. It is a bit more balanced on the wrist due to it’s lower weight, it transports more of a stealthy toolwatch character while the polished Fifty Fathoms Automatique carries more of a luxury appeal.
It also offers a sapphire case back so you can enjoy the beautifully decorated calibre 1315 – what I cannot show you since the watch was on a Nato strap, but I think you can imagine.
The details in case execution are flawless, as one can rightfully expect from Blancpain. The brushed finish actually highlights the perfectly rounded shapes a lot more, so while being a bit under the radar from a distance, the fine details of this timepiece are revealed when getting up close and personal with it.
With the titanium version of the basic reference 5015 Blancpain has gone full circle in the collection. What is missing is a titanium bracelet which would compliment the three titanium Fifty Fathoms models perfectly. I just do not give up hoping for that to happen…
This collage will end my introduction of the Fifty Fathoms in titanium, and it points out my take on this new model: it maybe is the perfect translation of what started in 1953 into today’s world.
I hope you enjoyed this last report on the novelties presented this year during the Time to Move events. And, like in the other reports, I want to express my gratitude to Blancpain for the opportunity of the novelties photo session. It was a huge honor and I highly appreciate it, as will the Blancpain enthusiasts reading the blog and (hopefully) enjoying the photos.
Please find the official press release and the technical data of this beautiful Fifty Fathoms below.