Blancpain is quite famous for horological innovations particularly to the tourbillon complication; a component that offsets the gravitational pull a watch’s motion but their latest move is winning by yanking in the heart strings of not only see collectors, however oceanographers and professional divers. So catch a loupe! Let us get up close and personal with the Full Review of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback chronograph AKA the”Blancpain Ocean Commitment”.
The shimmering blue sunray dial on the gloomy Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback chronograph is most likely the first thing to catch the eye but there is something about the black ceramic bezel and case that’s simply magnetic. Blancpain filled the bezel using a highly scratch resistant blue ceramic fill and used Liquidmetal® on the bezel’s indicators in order for them to bond perfectly to the ceramic substance.
Besides using exceptionally scratch-resistant and anticorrosive ceramic stuff Blancpain utilizes an antimagnetic silicon equilibrium spring. These types of attributes have gained popularity with high-end Swiss watchmakers such as Rolex with their Parachrom Bleu and Omega using their Si 14 ion equilibrium spring. The usage of this material leaves the nice spring not just more resistant to shock but to EMFs.
In the heart of this amazing Blancpain chronograph is the 37 gem Blancpain Caliber F385 movement. Consisting of 322 components, this automatic motion has a remarkable power reserve of approximately 50 hours. Another interesting feature is how the chronograph gets flashed. Instead of having to stop and restart the stopwatch function, the Flyback function allows the chronograph to be restarted instantly with the easy push of a button. A tiny second sub-dial is below the 6 o’clock position and the chronograph’s 30-minute counter tops and 12-hour counter sub dials could be spotted at both 3 and 9 o’clock positions.
Since the manifestation of Blancpain’s unshakeable determination to safeguard and preserve the world’s oceans, this watch needed to be something special so the rotor depicts the Ocean Commitment world logo. Blancpain had underwater into producing diving watches because the early 1950’s with the introduction of their first diver’s watch.
With each of those just 250 limited edition watches offered, 1,000 Euros is donated to organizations dedicated to the preservation and protection of the planet’s oceans bringing the total donations made from just this particular series to 250,000 euros. In reality, the limited variant Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback chronograph 43mm and also the Blancpain Ocean Commitment is such a big deal it even comes with its own limited edition and numbered book titled”Fifty Fathoms The Dive Watches History 1953-2013″ Each of these novels is numbered to match the serial number of the corresponding watch. Not only would this watch look good on your wrist but the publication would look great in your private library or on your coffee table!