Last year 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. But with only 250 pieces coming off the production line, the chances of being able to strap this underwater beauty onto our wrists were slim.
So imagine our joy at Baselworld when we discovered that Blancpain had released a time only Bathyscaphe in the same grey ceramic, and with the same blue detailing. This was the watch we had been waiting for,featuring the clean modern lines of the Bathyscaphe, now with the awesome brushed ceramic case and a sumptuous dial that shines so brightly in its simplicity. It’s early in the year, but already the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in grey ceramic is jostling for a top spot in our favourite divers of 2016. And the best news? It’s a regular production piece with an Australian retail of $16,050.