Haute Time found a hidden treasure during a recent visit to the Blancpain Boutique on New York’s Fifth Avenue. During a meeting with the Blancpain team, we stumbled upon the X Fathoms. I recalled seeing the timepiece when it was officially launched, however when I found out how rare this piece is, I was truly impressed! Leave it to Blancpain to uncover a buried treasure…with a little help from Haute Time.
The X Fathoms is a diving watch reminiscent of the iconic 1953 design combined with a mechanical depth gauge creating one of the most high-performance mechanical diving watches available – and this is the only one currently available worldwide!
Powered by a 9918B self-winding movement with a five-day power reserve, the X Fathoms boasts many impressive features for divers and collectors alike. Features like a new base-plate for the movement, amorphous metal for the depth gauge membrane, which comes in contact with salt water, so therefore must meet even the steepest demands.
The dial of the X Fathoms stands out, with each of its indications in different colors complimenting the style and design of the timepiece and also serving a few very important purposes. With clear and readable indications for everything from showing you the time to a real depth gauge up to 90 meters the X Fathoms also shows a diver their real and maximal depth, depth scales and a retrograde 5-minute counter for decompression stops.
The details and finishing used on the X Fathoms not only rocks, but also exhibits the tradition of Blancpain’s dedication to fine watchmaking. With a satin-brushed titanium case measuring an impressive 55.65mm and a complex injected rubber strap, flows perfectly with the case style and design.
What makes this timepiece even more special is the fact that it is the only one currently for sale worldwide! There have only been 4 X Fathoms produced to date, so this is truly an amazing find, whether you are a collector, diver, or a fan of the Blancpain brand, Haute Time was happy to uncover this spectacular timepiece at the New York City Blancpain Boutique. The Retail Price of The X Fathoms is $40,700.00.
For more information on this timepiece, or if you would like to experience the Blancpain X Fathoms in person, please contact Andrew Handschin at the Blancpain Boutique, 645 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022, Tel: (212) 396-1735.
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