Let’s go to a new Pitch Watch
Blancpain presents the Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours, based on its 2007 model, a diver watch that distinguished itself by presenting a rare complication in that type of watch, a tourbillon and which, in addition to gathering all the characteristics required of a diver watch, also offered additionally an incredible 8 days of power reserve.
The new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours is thus an updated version of the model introduced in 2007, not only sharing the same name as its design. The 2021 edition features a 45mm case in two variants, one in titanium and the other in red gold, unidirectional blue bezel with domed scratch-resistant sapphire insert, crown guards, sapphire crystal, and 300 meters of water resistance.
Inside, a blue dial with a sunburst finish, whose main point of interest is the flying tourbillon positioned at 12 o’clock. The absence of the previous power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock of the 2007 edition should also be retained, now moving to that empty space the inscriptions of the brand’s logo followed by “Fifty Fathoms, 300m/1000ft” which were previously divided between 3 and 9 o’clock, leaving the dial tidier. Everything else remains the same, silver applied hour indexes, numerals, and central hands all filled with lume, and small seconds in the centre of the tourbillon.
The watch is powered by the Caliber 25C automatic movement which is an update of the previous Caliber 25A movement, operating at the same frequency of 21,600 Vph and continuing to offer up to 8 days of power reserve, which is decorated with a Côtes de Genève motif and circular graining, in addition to presenting the gold oscillating weight that can be observed through the open case back.
Both variants are offered with a blue NATO or sailcloth strap, with the latter being able to be combined with a pin buckle or folding clasp. The titanium version also adds a third option to come with a titanium bracelet.
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Model: Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours
Reference: 5025-12B40 (titanium); 5025-36B40 (red gold)
Case Material: Titanium, 18k red gold
Case Dimensions: 45 mm diameter, 14.80 mm thickness
Crystal: Sapphire Glass
Case Back: Sapphire Glass
Water Resistance: 300 Meters
Strap: Blue NATO strap, blue sailcloth strap, titanium bracelet
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, tourbillon, diving bezel
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 Vph)
Power Reserve: 192 hours
Price: CHF 111,400 (titanium with bracelet), CHF 109,400 (titanium with NATO strap), CHF 110,000 (titanium with sailcloth strap), CHF 124,300 (red gold with NATO strap), CHF 127,300 (red gold with sailcloth strap)