More compact size, new replica Blancpain 42mm Fifty Fathoms watch launched

Last year, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fifty Fathoms series, Blancpain launched three limited edition watches, including the Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Limited Edition 5010B equipped with a 42 mm stainless steel case. This is the first time that a modern Fifty Fathoms watch has adopted this size. Previously, the size of the traditional Fifty Fathoms series was 45 mm, while the limited edition Fifty Fathoms watch was 40 mm. Now, the brand has launched a new 42mm Fifty Fathoms watch, available in grade 23 titanium and 18K red gold, with up to 14 different models to choose from.

This new replica watch has a diameter of 42.3 mm and a thickness of 14.2 mm. Compared with the traditional Fifty Fathoms watch (45 mm * 15.5 mm), the size has been reduced. The case of this replica watch can be made of 23-grade titanium or 18K red gold. It is brushed and equipped with an anti-glare sapphire crystal mirror and a screw-down crown with a protective device. At the same time, it also has a see-through case back design to show the operating status of the internal movement, and has excellent 300-meter waterproof performance. The bezel is a unidirectional rotating design and is decorated with a blue or green sapphire crystal insert, marked with 60-minute fluorescent numerals and scales.

Grade 23 titanium is lightweight, strong and wear-resistant, and its reduced size makes the wearer feel extra comfortable. The 18K red gold gives the replica Fifty Fathoms series a more luxurious atmosphere, making it transcend the attributes of a tool watch. No matter which material is chosen, it can be equipped with different dials, bezels and bracelets, showing up to 14 unique personalities.

The dial of this replica watch is available in blue or black with sunray decoration. The new watch retains the Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock, and the remaining positions are inlaid with triangular hour markers. The hands and hour markers are polished and coated with white Super-LumiNova fluorescent material, ensuring excellent legibility even in dark underwater environments. In addition, there is a date window at 4:30. Unlike the slightly stepped dial of the traditional Fifty Fathoms watch, the dial of the new watch is flat, making the overall design more modern.

Through the see-through case back, you can admire the built-in 1315 automatic movement. This movement is assembled from 227 parts, contains 35 jewels, and vibrates at a frequency of 28,800 times per hour (4 Hz). It is equipped with an antimagnetic silicon hairspring, a stop-second mechanism and three series-connected barrels, which can provide a power reserve of up to 120 hours (5 days). It is worth mentioning that the 18K red gold oscillating weight has been treated with NAC platinum alloy coating. Its design is inspired by the antique watch oscillating weight of the 1950s, showing a unique retro style.

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