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Sep 28

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon

        Known as the archetypal pinnacle of today’s Haute Horology, Blancpain is a brand which embodies over two centuries and a half of prestige and tradition along with a successful contribution to the cultural patrimony of the world, it is a brand which created some of the most beautiful and intricate timepieces ever created, produced for one of the most exclusive clientele in this fine watch-making branch.

        Remaining fateful to its philosophy, and guiding principles, Blancpain has earned its place above the Swiss watch-making powerhouses and, ever since 1735 it produced only watches animated by mechanical movements of near-perfection accuracy and sublime appearance.

        As a proof of Blancpain’s dedication towards innovation and intricate design we must mention the first modern watch especially manufactured to withstand the challenges and meat the needs of professional divers- the emblematic ‘Fifty Fathoms‘ model created in 1953. Today, the powerhouse writes another page in the fascinating story of this legend of the depths, a dazzling proof of horologic complications craftsmanship.

        Presenting various mechanical innovations, the ‘Fifty Fathoms‘ models- were able to withstand up to 50 fathoms under the ocean surface (91.45 m) an amazing feature which suggested the model’s name and made it extremely appreciated for its high reliability and precision in extreme conditions.

         Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon incorporates one of the brand’s complications – the ‘flying’ tourbillon, which consists in a small carriage which, at one minute intervals, spins on its axis and, due to not having any supporting bridge it gives the impression that it levitates in space. The thinnest tourbillon ever built is incorporated in the model’s black dial which creates a wonderful contrast with the large tourbillon opening located at 12 o’clock position.

        The elaborate beauty of the 234-part mechanical movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back; the model boasts 300 meters water resistance and the automatic caliber featuring a tourbillon regulator ensure an 8-days power reserve. Moreover, reflecting the best watch-making traditions the timepiece has one-of-a-kind oscillating weight. The timepiece is completed by a black waterproof strap made from rubber lined canvas.

        Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon features a robust 45 mm case, oversized hour markers which have received luminescent treatment for perfect underwater legibility; also the watch features various other systems built to eliminate underwater inconveniences, defining the timepiece not only as delightful due to luxurious high-end touches but also extreme reliability which can be bought for over $21,000.00.

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