Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 42mm

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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 42mm collection

New, more compact Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 42mm collection

A new size for the iconic luxury dive high quality watches replica that's more wear-resistant than the common 45mm version.

While we are not retelling the story of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, we must remember that we are talking about one of the most important watches of all time. Created in the mid-1950s, it was one of the first purpose-built modern diving watches and, along with several other timepieces, established the basic technical and aesthetic norms for such watches. We'll focus here on the model's recent history. The watch was first relaunched in 2003 by the Hayek family, owners of Swatch Group and Blancpain. In 2007, the classic Fifty Fathoms automatic watch was launched with a 45 mm case and caliber 1315 – two essential elements for a permanent collection. But now there's a new size...more compact and more durable, yet just as powerful. This is the new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 42mm collection.

Looking back at the modern history of the Fifty Fathoms, since its relaunch in 2007 as part of the brand’s permanent collection, it’s all very simple. Complications such as chronograph/calendar, tourbillon or large date are not included. A classic version, get to know time- and date-oriented dive replica watches for sale like this one, the Fifty Fathoms mostly comes in a large 45mm diameter case (steel, titanium or gold) – the collection is known as Fifty Fathoms" series. Reference number 5015. Over the years, we've seen several limited edition or special edition models with more compact cases, such as the Fifty Fathoms No Rad or the Barakuda Re-Edition, both of which use 40mm cases.

Looking back at last year's celebratory watches - to commemorate the model's 70th anniversary - Blancpain has released three limited edition watches, including the attractive Fifty Fathoms Act I in a new 42 mm stainless steel case. surface. The First Act of the Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary not only celebrates a milestone in the history of the collection, but is also a teaser for the new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 42mm collection that we are introducing today.

First, we focus on the classic Fifty Fathoms watch. Despite their more compact dimensions, these new models are immediately recognizable as part of the FF series. Most of the design cues have been retained, just packaged in a box that's been reduced in size quite a bit. Equally important, if you are the owner of one of the very few models of the Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Edition 1, rest assured, as these new models differ significantly in terms of dial design and materials. The fact that the new Fifty Fathoms 42mm range (at least for now) will not be available in stainless steel, but only in grade 23 titanium and 18K red gold, with a fully brushed case - makes these next-generation watches even more attractive Powerful and more useful. replica Patek Philippe watches

As for the case, the diameter is now 42.3 mm. It's still a pretty big watch, but there's no doubt that the 3mm reduction makes a huge difference on the wrist. Furthermore, the thickness has been reduced by 1.3 mm compared to the 15.5 mm thickness of the classic 45 mm watch, now totaling 14.2 mm. Aside from the reduced size, everything else is what you'd expect from a Fifty Fathoms, starting with the overall design and the signature domed sapphire crystal setting on the unidirectional rotating bezel. Echoing the color of the dial, the underside of the insert features a 60-minute scale with luminous markers and numerals. Still water-resistant to 300m, it has a screw-down case back (with sapphire crystal), a screw-down crown and a domed sapphire crystal on top. Like it or not, the Blancpain engraving on the left side of the case remains.

The choice of materials is also interesting. The choice of grade 23 titanium instead of stainless steel as the standard material brings durability and lightness, plus the reduced size brings pure comfort to the wrist. The 18k red gold version is certainly less “tool-y” but is a nice, more luxurious option. No matter which metal you choose, you can choose from a black or blue dial/bezel/strap combination, as the Fifty Fathoms 42mm is released as a complete collection of 14 models.replica Corum watches

The dial of this new reduced version of FF retains the classic time scales, with Arabic numerals at 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock, 9 o'clock and 12 o'clock, and triangular time scales for the rest of the time. The stylized hands are also untouched, with all elements coated with Super-LumiNova. The date is at the 4:30 position, so all the hour markers are luminous, and the disc matches the color of the dial - I'd still opt for no date display, but at least it won't be too intrusive here. These 42mm versions feature a flat dial (the 45mm version has a slightly stepped dial) and a fully sunray-brushed surface.

Powering the 42mm Fifty Fathoms is the same movement, the high-performance caliber 1315. This in-house movement features three barrels connected in series to provide a stable power reserve of 120 hours or 5 days. Vibrates at 4 Hz, has an antimagnetic silicon hairspring and a stop-second mechanism. The sapphire case back reveals a beautifully decorated movement with snailed bridges, polished chamfers and a NAC-coated 18K gold oscillating weight, whose design was inspired by the oscillating weights of historic timepieces from the 1950s. replica jacob & co. watches

Whether you choose red gold or titanium, the Fifty Fathoms 42mm will be available with a variety of straps (in matching colors), from canvas to NATO and Tropic textured rubber. The titanium version is also available on a titanium bracelet with a triple folding clasp. However, the 21.5mm lug width makes finding replacement straps quite difficult.

The new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatic 42 mm collection includes 14 models (gold or titanium, black or blue, various strap or bracelet options).

Technical Specifications – Blancpain Fifty Fathoms 42mm Collection
Case: Diameter 42.3mm x Thickness 14.2mm - Grade 23 titanium or 18k red gold case, brushed - Unidirectional bezel, black or blue sapphire bezel, 60-minute scale fully coated with luminous material - Domed sapphire crystal , with AR coating - Screw-down caseback sapphire crystal - Screw-down crown partly integrated in the guard - 300m water-resistant
Dial: Sunray-brushed blue or black dial - Polished metal applied hour-markers and numerals with Super-LumiNova - Polished hands with Super-LumiNova - Tone-on-tone date disc
Movement: Caliber 1315 - In-house - Automatic - 35 jewels - 227 components - Three barrels in series with 120 hours power reserve - 4Hz frequency - Antimagnetic silicon hairspring - Hours, minutes, seconds (hacked) and date
Strap: 21.5mm lug width - Choice of black or blue canvas fabric strap, NATO-like fabric strap or Tropic-like rubber strap (available in titanium and gold models) - Also available in grade 23 titanium watch chain

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