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The Limited Editions

Since the launch of the Fifty Fathoms—the first modern diving watch—in 1953, Blancpain has maintained an unfailing commitment to exploring, preserving and achieving a better understanding of the world's oceans. During the past 65 years, this dedication has been intensified and diversified through multiple partnerships. In 2014, in addition to Blancpain's annual support to expeditions and major oceanographic projects, the brand introduced a first series of limited edition Blancpain Ocean Commitment (BOC) timepieces. Following the success of this watch and the positive message it conveyed, the Manufacture extended this initiative in 2016 and unveiled a third BOC timepiece in 2018.

By purchasing one of the 250 timepieces of each limited-edition series, each client contributes to Blancpain's participation in the cause of ocean protection. The brand commits to donate 1,000 euro for the sale of each watch, implying a total of 250,000 euro added to Blancpain's much larger contribution in support of the oceans.
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Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III

The Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III features the main characteristics of the 1953 model, which has defined the finest diving watches for the entire watchmaking industry ever since. Loyal to the DNA of the original watch, the BOC III timepiece houses a reliable and robust self-winding movement, caliber 1151, which achieves a four-day power reserve. Blue in color as a reference to the oceans, its dial bears the BOC logo at 6 o'clock. The watch is offered in a 40 mm-diameter satin-brushed steel case, an exclusive diameter reserved for limited-edition Fifty Fathoms timepieces.

 

Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment III

Blancpain Ocean Commitment
ref.
5008-11B40-52A
Limited edition
250

Specifications

Caliber
1151
Satin-brushed steel case
Complication
Date and seconds
Water resistance
30bar
Power reserve
96 hours
Unidirectional sapphire bezel blue dial
Sapphire crystal
Sail-canvas strap with additional NATO strap
Dial
Blue
Diameter
40.30mm
Number of components
210
5008-11B40-NATO
5008-11b40-52a - BOC limited edition III
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Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean Commitment II

The Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean Commitment II features for the first time an all-blue ceramic case. It is equipped with calibre F385 of which the balance is beating at 5 Hz, an ideal frequency for a chronograph as it enables each second to be divided into intervals of tenth of a second. The BOC II timepiece incorporates all the technical characteristics of a mechanical diving watch. In particular, it is water-resistant to 30 bar and has a unidirectional rotating bezel with hour-markers in Liquidmetal. The oscillating weight of the watch is engraved with the inscription "Ocean Commitment" linking it to Blancpain's commitment to the exploration and preservation of the oceans. 

 

Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean Commitment II

Blancpain Ocean Commitment
ref.
5200-0310-G52A
Limited edition
250

Specifications

Caliber
F385
Vibrations per hour
36'000
Satin-brushed blue ceramic case
Complication
Flyback chronograph, date and small seconds
Water resistance
30bar
Power reserve
50 hours
Unidirectional bezel with blue ceramic insert
Sapphire crystal
Sail-canvas strap
Dial
Meteor Gray
Diameter
43.60mm
Number of components
322
Blancpain Ocean Commitment - Limited Edition 5200-0310-52B
blancpain ocean commnitment
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Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean Commitment I

The Bathyscaphe is a legendary name at Blancpain. Three years after the 1953 debut of the original Fifty Fathoms fulfilling the needs of professional divers in underwater conditions, Blancpain introduced the Bathyscaphe as a civilian version whose size would be adapted to daily wear. Although it reflects 60 years of Blancpain Fifty Fathoms diving watch tradition, the BOC I timepiece features Blancpain's latest in-house movement, the F385. Aesthetically, the watch is housed in a gray ceramic case, with a ceramic crown and ceramic chronograph pushers, as well as a unidirectional blue ceramic rotating bezel. 

 

Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean Commitment I

Blancpain Ocean Commitment
ref.
5200-0240-52A
Limited edition
250

Specifications

Caliber
F385
Vibrations per hour
36'000 - 5Hz
Satin-brushed gray ceramic case
Complication
Flyback chronograph, date and small seconds
Water resistance
30bar
Power reserve
50 hours
Unidirectional bezel with blue ceramic insert
Sapphire crystal
Sail-canvas strap
Dial
Blue
Diameter
43.60mm
Number of components
322
BOC Limited Edition 5200-0310-52B - Back
Blancpain Ocean Commitment - Limited Edition - 5200-0240-52A
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Making a difference

 

At the heart of its Ocean Commitment is Blancpain’s determination to make a difference by supporting important activities and efforts dedicated to ocean exploration and preservation. Blancpain has therefore donated freely to organizations sharing its vision. For the past several years, Blancpain's Ocean Commitment has been manifested through its partnerships with leading organizations, such as Laurent Ballesta's Gombessa Project, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, The Economist's World Ocean Initiative, and the National Geographic Society's Pristine Seas Expeditions (2011-2016). These efforts also include participation in the Rainbow Fish Project and the United Nations World Oceans Day, support for free diver Gianluca Genoni and for the prestigious Hans Hass Fifty Fathoms Award, as well as collaboration with the Edition Fifty Fathoms publication.

Become an active player

 

The purchase of a limited-edition Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment timepiece entitles its owner to membership of the Blancpain Ocean Commitment Circle, giving access to exclusive advantages including invitations to private BOC events and conferences regarding ongoing scientific expeditions financed by Blancpain. Owners also receive a certificate confirming that a donation has been made for their watch. Thanks to their purchase, they become an active player and contribute to Blancpain's endeavors to ensure the preservation of our oceans. The purchase of a limited-edition Fifty Fathoms Ocean Commitment timepiece entitles its owner to membership of the Blancpain Ocean Commitment Circle, giving access to exclusive advantages including invitations to private BOC events and conferences regarding ongoing scientific expeditions financed by Blancpain. Owners also receive a certificate confirming that a donation has been made for their watch. Thanks to their purchase, they become an active player and contribute to Blancpain's endeavors to ensure the preservation of our oceans. 

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