Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback 5200-0130-B52A
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback 5200-0130-B52A

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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback 5200-0130-B52A.

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph. A 43mm beast with a 15.5mm thickness. The case is made out of black ceramic along with a ceramic rotating bezel as well. The watch is a 300 meter chronograph despite have pump pushers instead of screw-down chronograph pushers.
The movement inside this watch is a beauty to behold. Blancpain Calibre F385 automatic movement with a 50-hour power reserve. The chronograph features 60 second, 30 minute and 12 hour indicator with a date that I wish wasn't there. The most interesting part about the chronograph is it's Flyback feature.

Flyback for those who don't know, is a way to reset the chronograph while it's still running without having to stop it first and reset it. It's a very hard complication to achieve & many watchmakers pride their abilities to make a flyback chronograph. Some watchmakers state that the Tourbillon isn't the hardest complication to achieve, it's actually the flyback.
The one thing the Daytona has over this watch is marketing. While Rolex is king at marketing Blancpain seems to fall behind. That said, that wasn't always the case for the brand. Back in 1983, Jean Claude Biver and his friend Jacques Piguet bought the rights back to the Blancpain name.
Blancpain only had one watch at the time so Jean Claude Biver had to think outside the box to make a statement in Baselworld. While other brands were showcasing hundreds of watches, Blancpain couldn't show up to the table with only one watch.
So they decided to show nothing at all! The result? Well everyone that year was talking about Blancpain and asking one another if they've seen the watch or what was even going on. The fact that Blancpain was the talking point of Baselworld means, though unorthodox, the marketing with absolutely genius. Who knows, if Blancpain kept up that kind of marketing, they would have been one of the unattainables right now. That said, marketing is only half the battle. What about their watches and their history... Before I tell you about their watches, allow me to give you a brief history of who Blancpain is and why are they important in the watch world. Blancpain's main highlight was their slogan during the quartz crisis.
Since 1735, Blancpain has never produced a quartz watch and we never will. The key number here is 1735. That makes Blancpain the oldest surviving watchmaking brand in the world. In 1983, the acquisition made by Biver and Jacques Piguet came when the company was shut down, and the quartz crisis had already destroyed many watch brands.
With the new ownership, Mr. Biver and his partner decided to go against the quartz crisis while everyone was giving in and continued to keep the mechanical watch industry alive. Fast forward to 1950s we are introduced with the Fifty Fathoms.
The Fifty Fathoms hit the market in 1953 and it was the first dive watch available to the public. Which is why it actually predates other classics such as the Submariner and the Seamaster. Fast forward to today and we have the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph. A 43mm beast with a 15.5mm thickness.
The case is made out of black ceramic along with a ceramic rotating bezel as well. The watch is a 300 meter chronograph despite having pump pushers instead of screw-down chronograph pushers. The movement inside this watch is a beauty to behold.
The Blancpain Calibre F385 automatic movement with a 50-hour power reserve. The chronograph features 60 seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour indicator with a date. The most interesting part about the chronograph is its Flyback feature. Flyback for those who don't know is a way to reset the chronograph while it's still running without having to stop it first and reset it.

It's a very hard complication to achieve and many watchmakers pride their abilities to make a flyback chronograph. Some watchmakers state that the tourbillon isn't the hardest complication to achieve, it's actually the flyback chronograph.


Watch Features

CaseCeramic
Case BackExhibition Case Back
Case Width43.60mm
Case Thickness15.25mm
CrystalAnti-reflective Sapphire Crystal
Dial ColorBlack
HandsLuminous
Dial MarkersLuminous
FunctionsHours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date
MovementAutomatic Self-Winding
Water Resistance300M
Bracelet StrapSail Canvas
Clasp TypePin Buckle
WarrantyFull Factory Warranty
GenderMen's
BrandBlancpain

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