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The Blancpain X Swatch says a lot about so many things
Blancpain X Swatch honors the first true diver’s watch: the Fifty Fathoms. Created 70 years ago by a passionate scuba diver, it revolutionised watchmaking by becoming the first timepiece that successfully met all the needs of underwater exploration.
The five mechanical watches in the Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms Collection faithfully reproduce all the hallmarks of this Swiss watchmaking icon while referencing our own diving watch line, the SCUBA. Drawing inspiration from the deep seas, each model celebrates one of the five oceans and the magnificent, colourful animals known as nudibranchs, that dwell in their depths... More here.
I don't know what to think about the latest Swatch releases because they are on one hand awful, but on another they poke at the parts new watch releases can't.
They look very cheap (plastic) and they are mere copies of classic luxury timepieces that were important to various industries, but there are many touches within them that will make hardened watch collectors still want one.
For £400 you are not getting value for money, far from it, when the movement and components are considered and there is a nasty taste left at the pure marketsm used, but they still remain a bit of fun.