VIDEO: Blancpain's Fifty Fathoms in full gold and bright blue

The Fifty Fathoms is a stalwart of the dive watch, dating back to 1953. And, as you might expect, the watch has seen a few revisions over the years, including ones like this, that stretch the boundaries of a rough-and-ready tool watch.  Because a 45mm fully gold dive watch is a heck of a flex. On its own the red gold case would be attention-grabbing enough, but add the gorgeous blue ceramic dial and the Fifty Fathoms’ typical glossy sapphire bezel insert and you’ve got a watch that makes a very splashy statement. It’s also serious watchmaking, with an exceptional automatic ticking away inside that hefty case.  And while purists can stick to the steel, I think there’s something fun — and undeniably luxurious — about turning the paradigm of utilitarian objects on their head, with the help of some precious metal.  Blancpain Fifty Fathoms in red gold and blue ceramic dial price  Blancpain Fifty Fathoms in red gold and blue ceramic, $47,050 AUD Made in partnership with Blancpain. However, the opinions expressed in this article are our own in accordance with our Editorial Policy.

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