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.

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.

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