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New Swatch x (Swatch Group Brand) may be coming

  1. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Sep 3, 2023

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    The Bathyscaphe is a much nicer looking watch than the current fifty fathoms- but it doesn’t have its history. And the appeal of the Moonswatch is again to remind people that some watches are the stuff of heroes, that there’s an individuality to them, and that there’s nothing special about anyone’s smart watch. The legendary history of the watch is an important element of the appeal.

    Aactually, it would be smart to release a smashing neo-vintage model of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, correcting all of the tacky elements, and do a Swatch version at the same time.
     
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  2. studeb Sep 3, 2023

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    five colourways?
     
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  3. Ridem Sep 4, 2023

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    I think a Bathyscape model makes more sense if they want to stick to the original size (otherwise it would be weird ...) - the market for a 45mm bioceramic watch is just not as attractive IMO
     
  4. Donn Chambers Sep 4, 2023

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    If this video rumor is to be believed, it will be the size of a Bathyscape and have a dial similar to the original Fifty Fathoms. Will house the Sistem51 mechanical movement and have the name Sistem51 Fathoms.



    Gotta admit, I’m intrigued and will probably get one eventually if the price is reasonable.
     
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  5. Evitzee Sep 4, 2023

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    Sounds logical, especially to stay within the "There never has been a quartz Blancpain, and there never will' standard set by Biver decades ago.

    I thought one of the weak aspects of the Moonswatch was the use of a standard quartz movement which has a built in eventual end date, they won't last very long compared to even a basic mechanical movement.
     
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  6. MtnMarine Sep 4, 2023

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    I like that these have a mechanical movement, albeit a plastic one. Much more interesting to me than the Moonswatch.
     
  7. studeb Sep 4, 2023

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    Should have seen that name coming.
    And there are seven seas, but five oceans.
    I was hoping for a vintage fifty fathoms style in a 40mmish case.
     
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  8. KeithS Sep 4, 2023

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    When Swatch makes a better looking Fifty Fathoms than Blancpain (picture from YouTube video above)...

    Screenshot 2023-09-04 at 9.10.56 PM.png
     
  9. RevZMan123 Sep 4, 2023

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    I'd try to buy one of these for sure.
     
  10. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Sep 5, 2023

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    42mm :thumbsdown:
     
  11. fiberguy Sep 5, 2023

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    Surely another Swatch collab that will be unobtainable for most since one can assume it will be boutique only
     
  12. vbrad26 Sep 5, 2023

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    I'm intrigued...but of course nowhere near sold until I see some of these.
     
  13. hen Sep 5, 2023

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    Here we go again! ::yawn::

    Next year it will come with gold hands. ::yawn:: ::yawn::

    And we will all be arguing about it for months.::yawn:: ::yawn:: ::yawn::
     
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  14. rcs914 Sep 5, 2023

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    IF that's what it looks like, I like it.

    So the colors of them will all be taken from the color of a nudibranch that is native to each of the five oceans. This is not a joke.
     
  15. Evitzee Sep 5, 2023

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    We will know the Swatch Group has finally jumped the shark when they have a Breguet -x- Swatch hookup, maybe with a bioceramic eight day tourbillon.
     
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  16. studeb Sep 6, 2023

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    Here we go!
    42.3mm case
    US$400 each. Interesting work on the movements can be seen on the Swatch site.
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  17. DrmexicoII Sep 6, 2023

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    For those without insta -

    Screenshot_2023-09-06-23-12-33-63_1c337646f29875672b5a61192b9010f9.jpg
     
  18. studeb Sep 6, 2023

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    Looks like same stores as MoonSwatches Will have it.
     
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  19. Donn Chambers Sep 6, 2023

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    Wow, they look even better than I expected. And a no-date option for the Arctic/Antarctic, as well as “no radiation” for Arctic.

    Once the hype dies down, I will have to get one of these.
     
  20. Evitzee Sep 6, 2023

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    More attractive and impressive than the MoonSwatch, imo. Not sure about the pricing (US$400) for a plastic, non-repairable watch.
     
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