Blancpain has just announced the release of the new Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours, a timepiece that showcases its sophisticated complication at 12 o’clock. The flying tourbillon is cantilevered (it is secured to the plate on one side), which offers an unobstructed view of the mechanism through the dial aperture. The elegant blue dial has a sunburst finish with applied hour-markers and large hands which are filled with Super-LumiNova for enhanced visibility in poor light conditions. The Blancpain Tourbillon 8 Jours is offered in two variations: one in titanium and the other in red gold.
Equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel with a notched edge providing added grip, the Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours sports a hefty 45mm x 14.80mm satin-finished case, with water resistance guaranteed up to 1,000 feet. The caseback is transparent sapphire crystal, allowing a full view of the self-winding Caliber 25C, with a power reserve of 192 hours or 8 days. The oscillating weight of satin-brushed gold is openworked to offer a better view of the finishes that include a Côtes de Genève motif and circular graining. A blue NATO or sailcloth strap is offered with the titanium version, as well as a titanium bracelet. The red gold model comes with a blue NATO or sailcloth strap.
For another recent release from Blancpain, check out the Air Command Flyback Chronograph.