Blancpain fifty fathoms titanium: lightness for a legendary diver

The latest version of the classic Blancpain Fifty Fathoms titanium maintains its vintage style but using a titanium case and displaying a black dial. Born more than 65 years ago, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms is one of the most iconic diving watches in history. It is currently one of the most established watchmaking collections. It includes a wide variety of versions with different designs, sizes, materials, colors, and complications, which represent more than 80 models. Now, its modern version is worthy of the first modern diving watch. While titanium has been available in other models within the Fifty Fathoms family, this is the first time this hypoallergenic metal has joined the black dial in the Fifty Fathoms Automatique Titanium.

Technical specifications of Blancpain fifty fathoms titanium

Blancpain fifty fathoms titanium

  • Brushed titanium case. 45 mm in diameter, 15.4 mm in height. Water resistant to 300 m. Unidirectional bezel, with sapphire crystal ring and 60-minute scale.
  • Opal black dial with a solid finish. applied indexes and hands with the application of Super-LumiNova Beige.
  • Movement: 1315 caliber automatic winding. 30.6 mm x 5.65 mm. 28,800 vibrations per hour. Power reserve of 120 hours. Indications of hours, minutes, seconds and date.
  • Boat cloth strap with buckle, or NATO strap

Design

Design

The most emblematic Fifty Fathoms remains the reference 5015, the Automatique 45 mm with black dial and steel case. Now, this new version can occupy this first place in the preferences of the fans. Its lightness and resistance to corrosion contribute to this. In addition, its low weight (almost half that of steel) is a factor to consider when talking about a 45 mm watch. Finally, it should be noted its beautiful and elegant dark gray tone.

Movement

Movement

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 5015 Titanium has a completely satin box, while the steel version is mostly polished. Resistant up to 300 meters, its specifications are the same as in the steel model, starting with its measurements and continuing with the iconic unidirectional bezel topped by its domed sapphire ring. The reading of the indications is impeccable, and it should be noted that the photographs show a tone of Super-LumiNova, something more beige than the steel model, but not enough to affirm without having seen it live.

Mechanism

Mechanism

As expected, the mechanism that beats in its interior is the automatic caliber 1315. Its main characteristic is the exceptional power reserve of 120 hours provided by its three barrels connected in series. And if that were not enough, it has a steering wheel and spiral made of silica, which gives it its non-magnetic capacity.

For this reason, the Blancpain fifty fathoms titanium is offered, personally, as the best and most rational purchase within the collection . Historical, with a lot of personality, powerful, comfortable to be a 45 mm clock. In short, an excellent version of some of the most recognized diving watches.

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