Forget the Blancpain 50 fathoms. I just received my great fathom with blue dial. This is absolutely sensational. Unbelievable value. If you prefer leather, please ask for one. The leather straps are perfect for this watch. The dial is the jewel of this timepiece and has the most incredible lustre. So you can buy a Blancpain for around $10K. Or you can buy a Great Fathom at a fraction of the price. My advice. Buy this last model in black before you lose your chance.