Incredible New Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Dials

by Mark Knight

There are few dive watches out there that match the prestige and provenance of Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms collection. This is the same timepiece that guides navy frogmen into action when accurate timekeeping and coordination are required. Still, Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms has evolved further up in the price range, offering a unique mix of sporting practicality and high-end luxury.

This is best shown by what Blancpain has done with the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet. While it looks like a dive watch, it also features a complete calendar combined with a moon phase complication. Still, this doesn’t mean that Blancpain has turned the Fifty Fathoms into some kind of delicate dress watch, either. All you need is to look at the 6654.P movement.

Utilitarianism And Fashion Combined

Unlike most other calendar watches, this Fifty Fathoms is good for 300m of water resistance. This still makes it a decent watch to wear around while you’re getting wet and rowdy. On top of that, you could now spec the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet with two new dial options, as well. There’s a red gold variant that features a lovely blue-gradient dial.

Or, if you prefer something more subtle, there’s also a new titanium case that’s paired with an anthracite dial. Personally, I love how the sunburst blue dial catches glints and shimmers under the sunlight. Depending on which Fifty Fathoms you’re getting, you get a choice of three watch straps… It’s either a NATO or sailcloth strap or a bracelet (only with the titanium models).

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