Blancpain releases a new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in their ladies collection for Valentine’s Day 2023 in an all white colourway.
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in the colours of love
The retail price for the new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in the colours of love Ref. 5100A-1127-W52A is SGD 14,100 inclusive of GST. Limited edition of 99 pieces.
Interestingly Blancpain has chosen to release its Valentine’s Day celebratory watch from the Fifty Fathoms Bathyschape collection. The juxtaposition of the strong, case of a deep dive watch coupled with feminine touches of the white bezel and strap over a white dial marked with soft pink accents is particularly apt. Previous editions of the Valentine’s Day release has been in the Ladybird and Villeret collections.
This is a new variant of the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe ladies collection, which now number 6 variants (inclusive of this novelty) in various colours, and the novelty is the third to be dressed in white. It does have the accents mentioned above, and the lume counterweight for the seconds shaped in a heart instead of the regular lollipop.
Although Blancpain has been celebrating Valentine’s Day for more than two decades, the Manufacture had never yet honoured it with a Fifty Fathoms model. It is now doing exactly that with the 2023 release of a limited-edition Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe emblazoned with the emblems of love: the colour red and the heart symbol.
Love and Fifty Fathoms go hand in hand at Blancpain. This collection of diver’s watches was born of the Brand’s passion for the underwater world, which it has cherished since the early 1950s. It therefore makes total sense to dedicate a Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe model to Valentine’s Day. The timepiece that the Manufacture is unveiling today to celebrate 14 February is for all lovers who, like Blancpain’s executives when diving, lose track of time when they are enthralled.
With its satin-brushed steel case measuring 38 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 30 bar (approximately 300 m), the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe “Valentine’s Day 2023” is made to brave waves of strong feelings. Its unidirectional rotating bezel with ceramic inlay and LiquidmetalTM hour-markers is an indispensable asset for immersing oneself in the depths of love. The luminous, immaculate white bezel matches the dial graced with 3, 6, 9 and 12 numerals and a minutes track in soft pink. This delicate colour also rims the luminescent heart positioned like a signature at the tip of the seconds hand. The universal symbol of love also sets the finishing-touch to in-house Calibre 1150, which is nestled behind a sapphire crystal case back revealing its robust architecture and refined decoration.
Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe “Valentine’s Day 2023” is thus characterised by a blend of impetuosity and gentleness. These apparent opposites expressed on both the front and back of the 99 timepieces composing the limited series represent the very essence of love.