Blancpain’s interface with the ocean is irrefutable. Recall that in 1953, the brand was among the absolute first – if not the first – to offer a genuine jump watch: the Fifty Fathoms . Underlining 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 uncovering 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 significant marvel, it is additionally a foundation piece. Indeed, in option to Blancpain’s yearly help to expeditions and major oceanographic projects, the brand likewise ensures that a segment 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 elite preferences 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 fundamental attributes of the 1953 model, yet with a few developments. To be sure, if the plan is exceptionally near the standard-creation models, it bears a few interesting highlights, the first being its totally glossy silk brushed treated steel case estimating a truly sensible 40.30mm breadth – when a large portion of the Fifty Fathoms watches are 45mm in width. No progressions in any case fit as a fiddle – same over plan and same ‘Blancpain’ logo engraved on the caseband – or as far as particulars – still a strong jump watch with 300m water resistance.
The blue shade of the dial and the bezel are not by any means 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 likewise hued in blue. Concerning the dial, not any more applied records here however rather some more apparatus ish painted brilliant 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 lashes: one blue sail-material tie 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 keeping away from the requirement for a monstrous and weighty delicate iron confine. Noticeable through the sapphire caseback, the development is pleasantly enhanced with Geneva stripes and cleaned inclines, just as of a gold winding rotor uniquely engraved with the engraving “Ocean Commitment” and highlighting a dim 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 relating hand-numbered duplicate of the Edition Fifty Fathoms book, composed of dark & white submerged photos imprinted on pages bound with removable screws, consequently 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 .