Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet Phases de Lune

written by YWH team 7 July 2024
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet Phases de Lune ref. 5054

Quick specs Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet Phases de Lune
Price:
approx. $ 22,000 | € 20.050 | approx. £ 17,100 | approx. CHF 19’500 (fabric & NATO)
approx. $ 30,500 | € 28.350 | approx. £ 24,500 | approx. CHF 27’500 (bracelet)
Size: 43.60 mm
Reference:
5054 0130 B52A (black, fabric)
5054 0130 NABA (black, NATO)
5054 0130 01S (black, bracelet)
5054 0140 O52A (blue, fabric)
5054 0140 NAOA (blue, NATO)
5054 0140 01S (blue, bracelet)
5054 0153 B52A (green, fabric)
5054 0153 NABA (green, NATO)
5054 0153 01S (green, bracelet)

Nine new references for the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet Phases de Lune. Which you can bring down to three new dial colors, each with three strap/bracelet options. Available with a sunburst black, blue or green dial.

The Fifty Fathoms was originally presented in 1953 as a military spec diver for the French navy. Already in 1956, the brand launched a more daily-use version called the Bathyscaphe, named after a free-diving, self-propelled deep-sea submersible. Which is not the same as a submarine, but it comes close.

Fifty Fathoms with triple calendar

The main feature of this model is the complete calendar, also known as a triple calendar. It’s a bit confusing but a complete calendar is a watch with day, date, month that doesn’t recognize the lengths of each month. So, you have to adjust that yourself. And here the complete calendar also sports a moon phase indication with a 29.5 days scale, the number of days to change from new moon to new moon. (The moon actually takes 27.3 days to orbit the Earth, but that’s another story.)

The day and month are indicated by an aperture just under the 12 o’clock position. The date is indicated by hand with a red arched tip encircling the date on the dial. The central seconds hand also has a red tip but it’s longer than the date hand so they won’t disturb each other.

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet Phases de Lune has a power reserve of 72 hours

Within the 43.6-millimeter black ceramic case you will find the Blancpain caliber 6654.P.4, an automatic with two barrels. Which is good for 72 hours of power reserve. It has a silicon balance-spring, was already launched in 1983 and has a dark oscillating weight. The sapphire case back reveals the movement, but it is showing more plates than gears.

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet Phases de Lune comes on a sailcloth fabric strap or a NATO strap with pin buckle. And of course, you can also go for the case matching black ceramic bracelet with folding clasp.

Technical data Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet Phases de Lune
Reference:
5054 0130 B52A (black, fabric)
5054 0130 NABA (black, NATO)
5054 0130 01S (black, bracelet)
5054 0140 O52A (blue, fabric)
5054 0140 NAOA (blue, NATO)
5054 0140 01S (blue, bracelet)
5054 0153 B52A (green, fabric)
5054 0153 NABA (green, NATO)
5054 0153 01S (green, bracelet)
Movement:
Blancpain caliber 6654.P.4 | Automatic | Diameter: 32 mm | Thickness: 5.48 mm | Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz) | Parts: 321 | Jewels: 28 | Double barrel | Hours, minutes, seconds, triple calendar (day, date, month), moon phase | Power reserve: 72 hours
Case and dial:
43.60 mm | Black ceramic | Thickness: 14.10 mm | Sapphire crystal | Unidirectional satin-brushed black ceramic bezel with ceramic insert and liquidmetal | Sunburst gradient black, blue or green dial | Hour and minute hands and indexes with super-luminova | Screw-down crown | Sapphire crystal screw-down case back | Water resistance: 30 ATM / 30 bar / 300 meters / 1000 feet
Strap:
Fabric strap and NATO strap with pin buckle | Black ceramic bracelet with folding clasp
Price Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet Phases de Lune:
approx. $ 22,000 | € 20.050 | approx. £ 17,100 | approx. CHF 19’500 (fabric & NATO)
approx. $ 30,500 | € 28.350 | approx. £ 24,500 | approx. CHF 27’500 (bracelet)
Website:
www.blancpain.com

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