ADVENT CALENDAR 2016: December 17 – Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in grey plasma ceramic

Blancpain are definitely on Santa’s nice list this year, for their serious efforts in ocean preservation. And by bringing a variant of an instant, but limited classic, into general production they’ll no doubt work their way back from naughty to nice in their fans’ eyes too. Last year they, and we, spent a lot of time talking about, and looking at hi-res pictures of, the Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph. There was something about the combination of gunmetal grey ceramic case and blue sunburst dial that just had us hooked.

Who should you buy this for: Anyone with an ocean connection and a high-end watch addiction.

What’s the damage: A touch over $16k

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The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in grey plasma ceramic

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in grey plasma ceramic, $16,050