Oh boy, this is a neat one. Bought on a bit of an impulse (I love pretty much anything with titanium), I had to give it a try, and for as much as I love it, there's just not room in the watchbox. For the uninitiated, this particular Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe (ref. 5000-1230-b52a) is the full titanium variant, which replaced the infamous and now super-rare "ceramized" (ceramic-coated) titanium Bathyscaphe. Discontinued last year in 2018, this particular model has a black sunray dial and a a brushed grey titanium case and a black ceramic Liquid Metal bezel insert. At a glance, it does look quite similar, as it bears all the signature sharp angles and bevels of its steel and ceramic brethren, but the black dial is the giveaway, as does its on-wrist weight, as it comes in as the lightest of the three. It is second in rarity only to the ceramized version, making it a pretty neat reference for Blancpain fans and dive watch collectors.

• Caliber 1315: Automatic (date, running seconds), Silicon balance spring, anti-magnetic
• 43mm Titanium case
• Sapphire crystal front / back
• Liquid Metal ceramic bezel

• Reference: 5000-1230-B52A
• Lug width: 23mm
• Includes:
Original outer box, Pelican dive case, inner portable case w/ pillow (this case has some wear), diver's logbook, and AD-stamped cards (dated 2014)
• Also includes:
New, unworn OD green sailcloth strap (I'll also include the original worn black strap)

Originally purchased in 2014, the watch has been gently worn, but it's in excellent condition. The buckle is in perfect condition, and as stated above, I'm including a brand new olive drab green sailcloth strap. There are some very light rubs on the edge of the crown, case sides and back, but nothing notable that my macro lens would consider worrisome. Service history is unknown, but it seems to be keeping great time.

Asking $6950, watch is located in the San Francisco Bay Area (F2F ok). PayPal preferred, but you'll pick up the 3% fees unless you've got more posts than me. I've got lots of feedback here as both buyer and seller – just peep the Feedback Forum for more like the below. Thanks for looking!