Comparing the blue and black titanium Fifty Fathoms

 By: shortys home : July 20th, 2020-12:31

In 2017 Blancpain introduced the first Fifty Fathoms in titanium, ref 5015-12B40 with a blue sunburst dial and a blue sapphire bezel combined with a satin brushed case. Last year a black version, ref 5015-12B30, followed.

Last week I had the opportunity to capture both versions in a joint photo session, the blue titanium FF on a Nato strap with tang buckle and the black watch on the well-known sailcloth strap with titanium deployant.

The goal was to capture both watches under similar light conditions and in the same settings. Before we go into the differences, here are some shots of the joint titanium case and calibre 1315, which is visible through a sapphire case back.

The blue watch appears to be more lively, which is due to the play of light on the blue sunburst dial. The black titanium FF is more subtle and classic, but no less attractive.

The 20mm deployant is available only for the sailcloth strap, and it is a perfect addition to the watch. With the deployant the weight distribution on the wrist is optimized, it also helps to reduce wear and tear of the strap. The Nato strap comes on a 23mm tang buckle, satin brushed to match the case.

Here are some wrist shots under comparable light conditions to close this short comparison.

I hope you enjoyed the photos!



Thanks for the pictures. The blue version looks good to me. A classic. [nt]

 By: nasseriq : July 20th, 2020-12:53
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Thank you πŸ™πŸ» [nt]

 By: shortys home : July 20th, 2020-13:33
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Great shots! Thanks for posting.πŸ‘ [nt]

 By: BeckyJax1 : July 20th, 2020-12:57
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Thanks to you! [nt]

 By: shortys home : July 20th, 2020-13:33
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Your take, bracelet or no bracelet?

 By: Ted-Lo : July 20th, 2020-13:03
On the new titanium blue, don’t worry about price.

I am impressed by the bracelet, so it’s a clear YES πŸ˜‰ [nt]

 By: shortys home : July 20th, 2020-13:33
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Yeah me too, just wish they would do micro adjust!!! [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : July 20th, 2020-13:35
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Great pics Henrik...btw i’ve sent you a PM [nt]

 By: mahesh : July 20th, 2020-13:31
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Saw it, my friend. Will reply soon πŸ˜‡ [nt]

 By: shortys home : July 20th, 2020-13:32
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Danke ! [nt]

 By: mahesh : July 20th, 2020-14:19
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Superb pictorial series. Thanks for sharing, mon ami. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 20th, 2020-14:22
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Great comparison of two very beautiful versions of the 5015. It is so hard to choose color preference in this one..!

 By: agyzace : July 20th, 2020-14:51
Thanks Henrik and all the best!

I feel exactly the same, my friend. Thanks for your comments πŸ™ [nt]

 By: shortys home : July 20th, 2020-22:45
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Although the black is the classic and more iconic piece historically, I think the blue dial gives it a bit of color and fun so leaning towards the blue here πŸ‘ [nt]

 By: holdemchamp1225 : July 20th, 2020-17:16
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Thanks! Yes, the blue really pops under the sunlight. [nt]

 By: shortys home : July 20th, 2020-22:49
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Nice comparison, Henrik

 By: George Gently : July 20th, 2020-21:17
Though both are compelling, I’d take the black one. 
Have a nice day!

Thanks a lot, dear George! [nt]

 By: shortys home : July 20th, 2020-22:47
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Interesting comparison...

 By: keks : July 21st, 2020-00:58
Both lovely but black feels more true to form...

Amazing pics btw

Thanks, dear keks πŸ™ [nt]

 By: shortys home : July 21st, 2020-01:10
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Great comparison and beautiful pics! It's posts like this that make watchprosite unique in being sooooo much better on a desktop ;) [nt]

 By: Fastwong : July 21st, 2020-08:37
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Thank you very much for your kind comments πŸ™ [nt]

 By: shortys home : July 21st, 2020-10:12
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Thanks for this now elderly post....

 By: nacelle : February 17th, 2021-10:25
Found this through searching as I am trying to make the exact decision between these two timepieces... not easy to do as I like like them both.

Clearly a difficult decision... but you can’t go wrong with either πŸ˜‰

 By: shortys home : February 18th, 2021-06:49
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I opted for the black titanium piece... thanks again for this excellent post

 By: nacelle : February 18th, 2021-08:48
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Cool, congrats!

 By: shortys home : February 18th, 2021-08:54
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