Blancpain’s interface with the ocean is evident. Recollect that in 1953, the brand was among the absolute first – if not the first – to offer a genuine jump watch: the Fifty Fathoms . Accentuating this devotion for the world’s oceans, the brand presented four years prior its first series of limited edition Blancpain Ocean Commitment timepieces, continued in 2016 by BOC II. Blancpain is presently divulging the third BOC watch, another limited edition dependent on the exemplary FF, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III.
Before uncovering the insights regarding this new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III Limited Edition, realize that this watch isn’t just a serious delight, it is additionally a cause piece. Indeed, in option to Blancpain’s yearly help to expeditions and major oceanographic projects, the brand additionally ensures that a bit of the advantages connected to the offer of this limited edition is given to the reason for ocean protection. By buying one of these 250 watches, every customer adds to donating EUR 1,000, implying a sum of EUR 250,000 added to Blancpain’s a lot bigger help. The acquisition of a Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III watch additionally qualifies its proprietor for enrollment of the Blancpain Ocean Commitment Circle, offering admittance to selective focal points including solicitations to private BOC occasions and meetings with respect to continuous logical expeditions financed by Blancpain. A decent watch for a decent cause…
Talking about a decent watch, the new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III remaining parts faithful to the model’s DNA and the primary qualities of the 1953 model, yet with a few developments. Surely, if the plan is near the standard-creation models, it bears a few extraordinary highlights, the first being its altogether silk brushed treated steel case estimating an entirely sensible 40.30mm distance across – when the vast majority of the Fifty Fathoms watches are 45mm in width. No progressions otherwise fit as a fiddle – same over plan and same ‘Blancpain’ logo engraved on the caseband – or as far as determinations – still a powerful jump watch with 300m water resistance.
The blue shade of the dial and the bezel are by all account not the only visual updates either, as this Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III shows an alternate dial as well. The unidirectional sapphire bezel – suggestive of the 1953 bakelite bezel – is additionally hued in blue. With respect to the dial, not any more applied files here yet rather some more apparatus ish painted glowing files and not any more Arabic numerals. This gives the watch a more limited and less valuable style. The presentation stays as before as other FF models – hours, minutes, seconds and date at 4h30. The BOC logo is imprinted in white at 6 o’clock.
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III is conveyed with 2 ties: one blue sail-material lash just as an extra blue NATO tie. Inside the case is the notable type 1151, a programmed development with strong 4-day power save. It is fitted with a silicon hairspring, a material harsh toward attractive fields – along these lines dodging the requirement for a gigantic and substantial soft-iron enclosure. Noticeable through the sapphire caseback, the development is pleasantly embellished with Geneva stripes and cleaned slopes, just as of a gold winding rotor exceptionally engraved with the engraving “Ocean Commitment” and highlighting a dull dark NAC finish.
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III will be a limited edition of 250 pieces, each of them individually numbered. Every customer will get a comparing hand-numbered duplicate of the Edition Fifty Fathoms book, composed of dark & white submerged photos imprinted on pages bound with removable screws, along these lines empowering the proprietor to extricate a chose page and spot it inside an image outline provided with the book. For each watch, EUR 1,000 will be given for the ocean assurance. The cost of this new BOC III will be CHF 16,000. More subtleties on blancpain.com .