The Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe was inspired by the exploits of Jacques Piccard, the Swiss explorer who descended into the Mariana Trench in 1960 in the bathyscaphe Trieste with fellow explorer Don Walsh.
The self-winding movement is the cal. 1150, equipped with a silicon balance spring and two series-coupled barrels that offer an incredible 100 hours of power reserve.
The watch pays homage to the design and dimensions of the original 1953 Fifty Fathoms, but with a wholly modern approach, incorporating Blancpain's materials expertise with ceramics and amorphous metals.
FROM ANTIBES TO BASELWORLD
The idea for the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Revolution Limited Edition was conceptualised in two years, revealing the final product in Baselworld 2016.