Anniversaries are fantastic for engendering modern design classics, and Blancpain's 2013 50 Fathoms Bathyscaphe diver's watch does not disappoint. This latest dive watch was launched to celebrate 60 years since the creation of the original 50 Fathoms watch. While keeping its design firmly rooted in the 1953 original, Blancpain has brought the very latest in diver watch technology to its classic timepiece. With 227 components, this Swiss-made watch is powered by the mechanical self-winding Calibre 1315, with a non-magnetical silicone balance spring visible through the crystal sapphire back. This spring ensure that the 28,800 vibrations per hour are uniform and not interfered with by modern magnetic appliances. With Côte de Genève decoration, the movement is adorned with 35 sapphire jewels. The monochromatic watch features luminescent hour, minute and second hands and a date aperture at 4.30. The unidirectional bezel moves in one-minute increments and, with a nod to the original design, includes a single luminescent dot for optimal legibility. The vintage-inspired 43mm case was crafted from the high tensile, anti-wearing Liquidmetal alloy, which helps deliver the timepiece's sharply defined contours, complemented by a hard-wearing triple loop Nato strap introduced by the British military in the 1960s.