It's dive time!
Fathom that! No really. That’s it’s name. The Blancpain 500 Fathoms. It’s a new high-class timepiece from the makers of high resistance diver water, that can go where no other watch can exist the pressures: 1,000 metres deep!
The Blancpain 500 Fathoms is a limited edition timepiece, with only 50 available. Measuring 48m in diameter it has an automatic decompression valve placed inside the brushed titanium case that allows it to withstand the immense pressures at 1,000m deep.
Naturally at that depth it’s pretty dark, so the large phosphorescent Arabic numerals help to enhance legibility, as does the luminescent coating applied to the hour-markers, bezel markings and hands.
Overall then, this is possibly the ultimate diver’s watch. And just how much does that cost nowadays? Only a mere €17,400. Oh well. You can dream, right?