Blancpain’s commitment to protecting the oceans is nothing new. Indeed, since 2015, the brand has been a major supporter of the cause. Blancpain celebrates this passion for the underwater world with its legendary Fifty Fathoms created in 1953 and brought up to date.
The underwater world and Blancpain
A love story that began in the early days of the watchmaker and has intensified over time.
In 2013, Blancpain organised the “Oceans” exhibition in New York City. The exhibition presented images taken from the Edition Fifty Fathoms books as well as photos from the Pristine Seas and Gombessa expeditions. Owing to the event’s success, the United Nations sought to continue with this photo competition every year. Since 2015, the brand has been a major supporter of this important event. An unwavering bond has formed and grows stronger year after year with explorers, environmentalists, photographers and scientists.
This year, Blancpain is proud of its role as presenting partner to United Nations World Oceans Day, an event hosted by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) in partnership with Oceanic Global. Through underwater photography, Blancpain seeks to raise awareness of the extraordinary beauty of our ocean, prompting the public to think about it and ways to protect it.
The Fifty Fathoms
Embodying Blancpain’s love for the marine world, the Fifty Fathoms was the first modern diving watch. Today, the Fifty Fathoms collection retains all the essential characteristics of its ancestors. The brand is aware of the risks and requirements for divers and sought to stretch the limits through the use of innovative materials and technical solutions. This automatic watch features a 45 mm case, is water resistant to 300 meters and builds up a 120-hour power reserve. A bold and sporty timepiece for diving enthusiasts.
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