The Fifty Fathoms is a stalwart of the dive watch, dating back to 1953. And, as you might expect, the watch has seen a few revisions over the years, including ones like this, that stretch the boundaries of a rough-and-ready tool watch.* Because a 45mm fully gold dive watch is a heck of a flex. On its own the red gold case would be attention-grabbing enough, but add the gorgeous blue ceramic dial and the Fifty Fathoms' typical glossy sapphire bezel insert and you've got a watch that makes a very splashy statement. It's also serious watchmaking, with an exceptional automatic ticking away inside that hefty case.* And while purists can stick to the steel, I think there's something fun and undeniably luxurious about turning the paradigm of utilitarian objects on their head, with the help of some precious metal.* Blancpain Fifty Fathoms in red gold and blue ceramic dial price* Blancpain Fifty Fathoms in red gold and blue ceramic, $47,050 AUD Made in partnership with Blancpain. However, the opinions expressed in this article are our own in*accordance with our Editorial Policy.

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