A Deep Sea Legend Is Coming! Blancpain’s ‘heart Is The Ocean’ Theme Tour, Grand Opening In Hangzhou

(Hangzhou, September 19, 2019) The founder of modern mechanical diving watches, Blancpain, the Swiss watchmaker, created the world’s first modern mechanical diving watch in 1952. And formally put into production and listed in early 1953. Blancpain Fifty Fathoms defines seven industry standards for mechanical diving watches, including three patented technologies such as unidirectional rotating bezels, which have become the benchmark for the entire industry. The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms series has quickly won the favor of multinational mainstream navies, professional divers and diving enthusiasts worldwide. Since then, Blancpain’s name has been closely connected with the ocean, and it has also established a brand and the world of diving for more than 60 years. Blancpain continues to innovate and break through, making the Fifty-Nine family flourish, always maintaining a spirit of innovation that transcends itself, and leading the entire mechanical diving watch industry and the trend of sports watches.

 From now until October 8th, Blancpain’s ‘Mindful Ocean’ theme tour is held on the first floor of Block D of Hangzhou Tower, officially starting a magnificent journey to the deep ocean. Blancpain sincerely invites watch lovers from all walks of life to taste the legendary story of the Fifty Fathoms series and explore the beauty of the blue.

Blancpain’s marine theme tour site

The only tourbillon in the world that can enter the sea

 The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Series 8th Power Reserve Tourbillon Watch is a vivid interpretation of complex watchmaking technology. It is the only tourbillon watch in the world that can enter the sea. The floating tourbillon ‘rotates’ in 60-second units, without any design that supports the splint, as if floating in the air. In 1989, Blancpain introduced the world’s finest floating tourbillon. This great design combines the visual and mysterious design structure, which is highlighted by a large circular opening at 12 o’clock. It is subtly combined with the sports hour markers, hands and a single rotating bezel. It is rich in visual impact and looks like a wingspan. Under the sea birds, break through the shackles and be free.

 This watch is water-resistant to 300 meters, its sapphire glass back allows you to see the beauty of the movement, and the floating tourbillon has a power reserve of up to eight days. The oscillating weight of the watchmaker specially designed for this watch follows the best craftsmanship requirements of the Swiss watchmaking industry.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Series 8 Days Power Reserve Tourbillon Watch in Red Gold

Every encounter is precious

 The pioneering Blancpain Fifty Fathoms series is full of romance, passion and legend. Powerful and complete functions, supplemented by a patented single rotating bezel and a large ceremonial diameter, create a classic look and tough temperament, making it a well-deserved professional luxury mechanical diving king.

 Today, Blancpain innovates again and introduces the new Fifty Fathoms automatic titanium watch, which uses a satin-brushed process to create a titanium case. Combined with the ebony black dial with a deep metallic luster, it gives the Fifty Fathoms series. More distinctive personality. Titanium alloy has always been known for its hard texture, excellent impact resistance and super corrosion resistance; at the same time, its low-density characteristics give it a more lightweight texture. Therefore, compared to stainless steel, the main advantages of titanium alloys allow the Fifty Fathoms watch to meet all the technical standards of professional diving equipment, while retaining the characteristics of large diameter, but also lighter and more comfortable.

 

Left: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Titanium Instant Jump Date
Right: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Series Titanium Date Three-Hand Watch

 Blancpain’s new masterpiece of the Fifty Fathoms Barakuda in 2019, limited to 500 pieces worldwide, pays tribute to the classic Barakuda diving watch launched in the German civil market in the late 1960s. Large red and gold two-tone luminous rectangular hour markers, with a black dial, echoing the three colors of the German flag; white pencil-shaped hands are smooth; the key element of the prototype watch-the date, returns to the early generation in the form of a large easy-to-read window The same 3 o’clock position of the watch. The replica watch uses the original watch’s heat-resistant rubber strap. This material was sought after by many diving enthusiasts for its high durability and comfort when it came out. It is worth mentioning that the 40 mm diameter is a special size of a limited edition watch, which can be worn by both men and women, bringing a cool style that transcends gender.

Brand new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Barakuda

 The first collaboration between the Blancpain Tribute brand and the founder of the French Navy Frogman Commando draws inspiration from the spirit of the Frogman and presents 300 fifty-limited limited edition watches: screw-in caseback engraving the qualifications of the French Frogman Commandos Badge, an anchor that guides the sailor is located in the center, and a seahorse with wings on each side represents the sea and the paratrooper respectively; the mysterious number ‘7’ at the 6 o’clock dial represents the frogman under the condition of pure oxygen equipment The maximum depth of 7 meters is an important symbol of military diving operations. The watch’s satin-finished stainless steel case has a diameter of 45 mm and is water-resistant to 300 meters.

New Blancpain Fifty Fathoms ‘Frogman Commando’ Limited Edition

Peak masterpiece, dare to be the first in the industry

 As the pinnacle of the Fifty Fathoms series, Blancpain X 噚 complex mechanical diving watches strongly interpreted the brand’s creative passion and extraordinary capabilities. What exactly is X 噚? If the letter ‘X’ represents a variable, then the X 噚 watch perfectly integrates three connotations-mechanical sounding, challenging limits and powerful and rich functions. As a professional mechanical diving watch, X 噚 not only has all the features and functions that define a diving watch-waterproof, robust, anti-magnetic, easy to read, unidirectional rotating bezel, luminous display, screw-in crown-except In addition, two depth indicators are loaded (a mechanical depth sounder up to 90 meters deep, and an independent 0-15 meter mechanical sounder, which has a measurement error of only 30 at a depth of 15 meters. Cm), an extreme depth indicator (specially used to record the deepest record of the wearer entering the water) and a 5-minute countdown timer (accurately calculate the length of the decompression stop during the ascent). With these ‘trump’ characteristics alone, the X 噚 is enough to be the ‘first’ in the world of mechanical diving watches.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Series X 噚

Mind the Ocean-Blancpain Blue

 Absolutely powerful capabilities often foster a sense of responsibility. While the Fifty Fathoms family continues to grow and always lead the development of the mechanical diving watch industry, Blancpain has been committed to the unremitting exploration, research and protection of the ocean. With a blue heart, it strongly supports marine exploration and scientific research and promotes the development of the marine industry sustainable development. This commitment is continuously deepened and enriched through various plans and cooperation, and in 2014 brought together the global concept of Blancpain’s ‘heart-to-ocean’ charity.

 In 2014, Blancpain, as always supporting marine exploration and expeditions, released the first limited edition of the ‘Mind for the Ocean’ watch. The advent of this watch has not only achieved great success, but also conveyed Blancpain’s positive attitude towards the marine industry to the world. Subsequently, Blancpain continued to extend this project again, and in 2016 and 2018 launched the Fifty Fathoms ‘Minds of the Ocean’ series of watches, each limited to 250 pieces. For each watch sold, Blancpain promises to donate 1,000 euros. So far, a total of 750,000 euros has been donated to continue to help the long-term development of the marine protection industry.

 Blancpain promotes a number of marine public welfare undertakings under the name of ‘Heart is in the ocean’, calling on the public’s attention, understanding, love and protection of the ocean, including the primitive ocean expedition plan, coelacanth expedition research project, Prince Albert II Foundation of Monaco, World Ocean Summit and other projects. Blancpain takes the brand’s own practice as a call to strengthen the public’s conviction. Today, Blancpain has supported ten major expeditionary exploration projects and has helped to increase the area of ​​marine protected areas by 4 million square kilometers, doubling the total area of ​​marine protected areas worldwide. Blancpain also presents many award-winning documentaries, underwater exhibitions and publications to the world.

In China, Blancpain is also a pioneer representative of marine public welfare. Following the award of the ‘Dragon’ manned submersible and the former first deputy chief designer, Prof. Cui Weicheng, the head of the research team of the ‘Rainbow Fish’ project, 2014 Blancpain Hans • After the Haas Fifty Fathoms Award, helping rainbow fish challenge the abyss of 11,000 kilometers, and co-founding the nation’s first marine library with the State Oceanic Administration, the brand toured the theme exhibition “Mind the Ocean” and further expanded the “Mind the Ocean” Influence to drive brand interaction with the public.

 Blancpain believes that the vast and mysterious underwater universe is worthy of human exploration, because only by knowing more about nature can we respect, awe, and protect from the heart, and thus love and enjoy.

Blancpain’s marine theme tour site

More Blancpain Fifty Fathoms watch options

 The Blancpain 500 GMT Dual Time Watch, with its leading patented drive technology, demonstrates the superior sportsmanship and contemporary flavor of top mechanical diving watches. The appearance of the five hundred centipede is extremely dynamic and fashionable, reflecting extraordinary craftsmanship and performance. Equipped with a helium automatic pressure relief valve, especially suitable for use in a fully enclosed diving environment, waterproof to a depth of 1,000 meters. Beneath the titanium-coated dial is the unique 5215 self-winding movement, which reflects Blancpain’s unremitting pursuit of high precision and perfect performance.

Blancpain 500 GMT Dual Time Watch

 The Blancpain Fifty Fathom Automatic diving watch continues Blancpain’s traditional craftsmanship design, evoking endless imagination of the underwater mysterious world through subtle light and shadow changes. The super luminous coated hour markers not only ensure that the watch has perfect readability under any circumstances, but also have an amazing fit with the dial. The unidirectional rotating bezel uses a scratch-resistant sapphire glass watchmaking process, and the concave tooth design is the finishing touch. The watch is water-resistant to 300 meters and equipped with a 1315 self-winding movement with a power reserve of up to 5 days. This movement is praised by the industry for its stability and is an ideal choice for sports watches.

Blancpain Fifty Fathom Automatic Red Gold and Titanium

 The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms deep dive submersible flyback chronograph is equipped with an F385 self-winding movement and uses an antimagnetic silicon hairspring to achieve excellent flyback timing functions. The appearance and style of the watch are clear and clear. The hour markers on the black radial dial are arranged in a simple dot and line fashion. A date display window is provided at 4 o’clock. The chronograph display makes the watch a deep beauty. The unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel is embossed with a liquid metal hour scale. This amorphous metal alloy can perfectly fit the ceramic inner ring, which significantly improves the scratch resistance of the bezel. The sapphire glass back makes the platinum-plated 18K yellow gold oscillating weight with the Blancpain logo clearly visible, showing the complex and exquisite beauty of the movement.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Flyback Chronograph Watch

 Blancpain’s Fifty Fathom series deep submersible watch uses Blancpain’s unique plasma ceramic material. Common white ceramics are fired at a high temperature of 1600 degrees Celsius to 1800 degrees Celsius, and then placed in a special furnace. Plasma) technology to replace zirconia with zirconia. When the oxygen in the ceramic molecules is replaced by carbon, its hardness reaches a staggering 1800 Vickers hardness, which is nine times that of 316 steel, making its processing difficulty and cost skyrocketing. The plasticity of the watch must use diamond-type cutting tools. Blancpain also uses a satin-brushed process to treat the case texture, giving the gray ceramic case a matte metallic shade.

Blancpain Fifty Fathom Series Submersible Watch