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Introducing The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback In Green

Introducing The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback In Green

Snappy Take

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe was made when a need was seen for a variant of the exploring jumper that would be fairly more reasonable for every day wear. It promptly offered a more modest, a la mode option in contrast to the regular Fifty Fathoms, and right up ’til today, the form has been most adapted. We’ve seen Bathyscaphes in different materials, tones, and shapes, and there is no indication of that pattern easing back down.

Today, we’re taking a gander at the most recent form of the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback. And keeping in mind that what makes this watch new is that it is introduced in a green tint, a first for Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback, it’s surely apro with regards to specialized capability. (Blancpain likewise came out with a green-clad Bathyscaphe restricted version recently as the Bathyscaphe Mokarran Limited Edition.)

The Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback’s 43.6mm x 15.25mm case is made of silk brushed-ceramic, a profoundly scratch-safe, against intelligent material that fills in as an astounding stage for an advanced instrument watch. The official statement depicts the case as dark, yet in a portion of these photos, it has all the earmarks of being a shade of dim. The case is additionally water impervious to 30 bar, in spite of the way that it’s a chronograph, which presents its own arrangement of water-obstruction challenges. I connected with Blancpain to affirm whether the chronograph could be securely worked submerged, and they disclosed to me it can. The recent Frederic Piguet’s set of experiences of making magnificent chronograph types is all around recorded, obviously. Furthermore, the cal. 1185 is one of the not very many high-grade programmed chronograph types that has been utilized by various top-level brands. Yet, from the mid ’80s, Blancpain had an exceptional relationship with F. Piguet through shared possession. (Having since blended, Blancpain and F. Piguet are presently known as Manufacture Blancpain.)

The present day F385 type is a fine flyback chronograph in its own right. It runs at a quick pace of 36,000 vph, which means 1/10 every second accuracy when timing occasions, and it does as such while offering a strong 50 hours of force hold. You can see this development through the sapphire back, which additionally strikes me as noteworthy given the water opposition rating of this chrono diver.

The bezel is likewise earthenware, rich green to coordinate the dial, and the markings on the completely graduated bezel are made of fluid precious stone. As this is a completely utilitarian jump watch, you’ll notice that the constant seconds hand in the little sub-dial at six o’clock is tipped with lume. 

Introductory Thoughts

Aesthetically, the Bathyscaphe is one of my total most loved jump watches. Its spotless lines and moderately combined down tasteful (when compared to the first Fifty Fathoms) make it a watch that I’ve since quite a while ago appreciated in its different appearances. On the off chance that you take a gander at a Bathyscaphe close to a customary Fifty Fathoms, you will see that the bezel of the previous is relatively more modest than the last mentioned. That is on the grounds that, I think, the first Fifty Fathoms is basically a device for plunging. The Bathyscaphe is a watch. This specific model’s joining of a flyback chronograph without forfeiting a lick of water opposition strikes me as especially amazing, and the blending of a fairly intelligent bezel and dial in green with an extremely quieted silk brushed case offers a pleasant contrast. 

At 43.6mm in breadth, this is, obviously, a major watch. In any case, consider what it can do. It’s a genuine jump watch with 30-bar water opposition that joins the solid credits of a pilot’s watch. The flyback chronograph highlight was utilized in its initial days by pilots who expected to quickly time progressive occasions without having to physically reset their chronograph each time. While having the two highlights in a single watch gives it a great deal of usefulness and an apparatus watch look that many will no uncertainty be pulled in to, I for one end up generally attracted to the standard Bathyscaphe jumper in the more modest 38mm case size, which I believe is basically perfect.

The Basics

Brand: Blancpain
Model: Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback In Green
Reference Number: 5200-0153-NABA (NATO), 5200-0153-B52A (sail material strap)

Diameter: 43.6mm
Thickness: 15.25mm
Case Material: Satin-brushed dark ceramic
Dial Color: Green
Indexes: Applied luminous
Lume: Yes
Water Resistance: 30 bar
Strap/Bracelet: Sail material tie or green texture NATO

The Movement

Caliber: F385
Functions: Hours, minutes, little seconds, chronograph
Diameter: 31.8mm
Thickness: 6.65mm
Power Reserve: 50 hours
Winding: Automatic
Frequency: 36,000 vph (5 Hz)
Jewels: 37

Evaluating & Availability

Price: $17,200

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