Being one of the oldest Swiss watch brands in the world, Blancpain is a successful example of keeping up with the trend and evolves itself to a modern brand as we can see today.
Following the evolution of this prestigious brand, a number of contemporary timepieces have been released and gathered the hearts of many watch admirers over the globe. And this year (2022), Blancpain again delivered a few breathtaking pieces for different collections such as Air Command and its most sought-after collection, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. Indeed, amongst the 2022 Blancpain new watches, the two Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe watches are the most discussed models.
Being the brand’s flagship line, Blancpain Fifty Fathoms has brought significant success to the brand ever since the first release in 1953. Then the Bathyscaphe was created in 1956 as a more compact and streamlined version under the Fifty Fathoms collection. This year, the new editions of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet calendar model comes with a red gold version and a grade 23 titanium version. Now let us take a closer look at these new Blancpain watches which are being so hot in the market.
New Blancpain Watches 2022
This year, the brand is using more high-end and advanced metals for their new models. It is considered as a breakthrough of the brand, and undoubtedly these latest models are some of the most collectible Blancpain watches in the 21st century.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet
Targeting younger audiences, the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe is presented as a younger and trendier version of the mainstream Fifty Fathoms watch. Its name was taken from the deep-diving submersible which was created by Swiss physicist and explorer Auguste Piccard. While Fifty Fathoms was taking into the professional market, the original Bathyscaphe dive watch was released with a smaller size for the civilian and recreational diving segment in 1956.
To catch up with the modern market, Blancpain relaunched the Fifty Fathoms collection officially in 2007 and released the brand-new Bathyscaphe models six years later in 2013 for celebrating the 60th anniversary of Fifty Fathoms. These reinterpretations have retained the core aesthetic of the original Bathyscaphe model. They feature a smaller diameter and have a more accessible price range than Fifty Fathoms, without any compromise on technical proficiency or craftsmanship.
The new Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet models of this year has a 43 mm case with different metals and they both offer water resistance up to 300 meters. They feature a traditional full calendar with day of the week, month and date indications. Besides, the dial is complemented with a moon phase indicator at the 6 o’clock position. Distinctively designed and practical, these beautiful watches offer complete support for everyday utility. It’s self-winding 6654.P caliber inside the case is visible through the transparent case back.
The new 2022 Blancpain Bathyscaphe is available in two metal versions both satin-brushed with well-marked contours, one comes in red gold and the other crafted from grade 23 titanium.Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet Red Gold
The red gold Bathyscaphe model is fitted with a sunburst blue-gradient dial that creates a smooth contrast under the light. The hour markers, hands and moon phase are also in red gold to match the metal tone. Also, to check the dial, the unidirectional rotating bezel is in brilliant blue ceramic inlay which features a Ceragold™ time scale.Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Quantième Complet Titanium
As for the Blancpain Bathyscaphe titanium model, it is fully in subtle shades of grey. Its sunburst anthracite dial is fitted with the rhodium hands, hour markers and moon phase. Its pairing anthracite ceramic bezel features a graduated Liquidmetal™ scale and is satin-brushed for a modern matt effect.
Blancpain Air Command
The Air Command collection was inspired by a vintage Blancpain chronograph model of the 1950s. Carrying the core vintage design of the original model, such as the piston chronograph pushers and glass box sapphire crystal, the Blancpain Air Command collection has well balanced with classic and innovation in its every watch.
As a modern edition of the brand’s vintage aviation watches, the new Air Command watch offers two remarkable timing features: a flyback chronograph and a countdown bezel. Showcasing a classic in the modern trend, the sunburst blue shade of the dial and the pairing ceramic bezel inserted just strike a well blend of modernity and elegance. The 36.2 mm case is satin-brushed and polished and the timepiece is powered with the impressive self-winding F188B caliber. Its vertical clutch can ensure stutter-free activation of the seconds hand of the chronograph, and also be able to smooth and optimal the stop + start functions. Furthermore, the movement is also equipped with a silicon balance spring and a column-wheel system which secures a smooth feel when measurement starts or ends to running and resetting the hands to zero.
Just like the Bathyscaphe, the new 2022 Blancpain Air Command is available in two case metals: a grade 23 titanium version and a red gold version. Both Air Command watches are paired with a blue calf leather strap featuring white stitching, to match the color of its dial and bezel.
Blancpain Traditional Chinese Calendar 2022
Apparently, the brand is certainly concerned about the Asian market. In early 2022, Blancpain released a new Traditional Chinese Calendar watch for the Lunar New Year. This new model is available exclusively at the Blancpain boutiques. Featuring the signature design elements of the Blancpain Villeret watch, it comes up with a high-end red gold case with a blue grand feu enamel dial. Its 45 mm double-stepped case is fitted with under-lug correctors which can easily allow function adjustments. The Gregorian hour numerals, the hands and the moon phase are all in red gold to match the case. The main hour and minute hands are designed like slightly hollowed leaves and the second-hand looks like a serpentine sweeping around the Gregorian date numerals. This Blancpain watch is powered by a self-winding 3638 movement which can be seen from the partially transparent case back. The other half of the case back is crafted from red gold with a honeycomb pattern and a Chinese Yin Yang symbol engravement.