Caliber 1863 Speedmaster Professional 3572.50
At almost 56mm wide, the piece is rather massive - especially considering the design of the case and strap. Though the X Fathoms watch is made out of titanium, so it isn't that heavy. In line with the popular bezel style of the 50 Fathoms watch, the rotating bezel is topped with a curved sapphire crystal. This timepiece really makes the most out of its size, and it will stick off your wrist like a tool made for underwater Batman. Speaking of Batman, that titanium clasp on the buckle certainly looks like his logo a bit right? Especially with the convenient letter "B." I think I see a collaboration in the future. Bruce Wayne would certainly sport a Blancpain - for sure. Blancpain should make a watch set that includes two watches (or perhaps a convertible one), that would be for Bruce Wayne's formal wear, and for Batman's high-tech durable needs. I think Mr. Hayek would be all over that.
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Black matte PVD case
Black instrument-style dial with subdial seconds indicator and 24H markings
California-designed, Swiss made
ETA Swiss automatic movement (2895-2), elaboree-grade, with engraved black rotor
Sapphire front crystal
Naturally tanned leather strap with lining of Italian cork
Black PVD buckle
4. Wait until the giveaway is over on June 30th, 2012 for the winner to be chosen at random.