Blancpain presents two new versions of the Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours model
The two new versions of this prestigious diver's watch showcase this sophisticated complication through a refined blue dial graced with a sunburst finish. The tourbillon, referred to as "flying" because it has no upper bridge to drive its cage, appears to be floating in a large round opening at 12 o'clock. The technical complexity of this watch construction contrasts with the sporty style of the hour-markers, hands and bezel. The latter remains a key element of the watch, with its notched edge giving added grip, its unidirectional rotation system and its slightly domed scratch-resistant sapphire insert.
The 45 mm-diameter case of this new Fifty Fathoms is available in two materials: grade 23 titanium and red gold, both satin-finished. A bold choice for a highly complicated watch, titanium is notable for its lightness – ensuring excellent wearer comfort – as well as its resistance to shocks, pressure and corrosion. Red gold offers a more conventional setting for the tourbillon and radiates an aura of timeless nobility.