Blancpain has been committed for quite a long time to bringing issues to light about the always expanding need to protect our oceans. The issue is a basic one that influences we all and quick activity is required, so it is in every case great to see a brand stepping up and help secure our current circumstance. This program is even more significant given Blancpain’s chronicled association with plunging, going as far back as 1953 with the dispatch of one of the primary present day jumping watches, the Fifty Fathoms, which is currently presented in 38mm during the initiation of the Blancpain Ocean Commitment exhibition in Zurich*.
Rather than burn through your experience with an extensive composed clarification regarding why Blancpain has decided to show this drive, I believe it’s best you watch the short video underneath which will acquaint you with the BOC program and its raison d’être.
One of the latest activities upheld by the program is Laurent Ballesta’s Gombessa III, an intriguing jump under the South Pole (Adélie Land). to accumulate extraordinary photos utilized as logical data while simultaneously introducing a genuine jumping challenge. The film created by Arte following this mission was screened as Blancpain introduced their Ocean Commitment exhibition in Zurich within the sight of Laurent Ballesta and Alain Delamuraz (Vice-president and Head of Marketing of Blancpain).
This is the third Laurent Ballesta project that Blancpain is supporting. The jumper and picture taker was first acquainted with Marc Hayek at Baselworld 2012. There was a prompt, normal association between the two men as Marc Hayek is enthusiastic about both submerged photography and jumping. As disclosed by Alain Delamuraz to Monochrome in Zurich, the relationship goes far past a basic underwriting and is fairly an organization where Blancpain intently underpins Laurent Ballesta’s projects.
There is consistently a great deal of danger and vulnerability engaged with these ventures. Gombessa’s missions consistently have a logical measurement just as a basic target bringing issues to light about the need to ensure the oceans. They additionally help characterize new jumping strategies or potentially grow new instruments that can be utilized by different jumpers. (Editor’s note: Gombessa 2 was the initial 24 hour jump beneath 20m that lead to the making of another arrangement of conventions; Gombessa 3 was the primary 4h ‘polar’ plunge – just as the deepest.)
Interestingly, Alain Delamuraz and Laurent Ballesta additionally discussed the utilization and improvement of jumping watches in these ventures. For example, Ballesta has been trying various shades of brilliant material at various profundities. He additionally admitted that, when jumps are observed with computers, he actually appreciates having a mechanical back-up on his wrist that includes the solitary 2 urgent pointers for him – time and profundity. He additionally commented that in certain examples, he is significantly more comfortable utilizing his mechanical profundity measure to screen rising as he can tell just by the speed the hands are moving whether he is adequately moderate (I expect this requires insight and a nearby association with your watch).
The New 38mm Blancpain Bathyscaphe
At the introduction of the exhibition Blancpain additionally accepted the open door to divulge a more modest variant of the Bathyscaphe introduced as a pre-Baselworld dispatch. 38mm in width, it is an ideal choice for men (or ladies) who lean toward more modest, more compact jumping watches that combine comfort and functionality.
This most recent cycle of the famous Bathyscaphe is a three-hander with date sign, wearing an exquisite ‘chasm’ blue dial on a steel case. The unidirectional turning bezel includes a blue fired decorate and fluid metal markers. Its essential highlights stay unaltered. The watch is water impervious to 300m. It is worked around the type 1150 with programmed winding. This high-grade, dependable, extra-level development with silicon hairspring works at 21’600 vib/h and has two barrels giving it a lovely force hold of 100 hours. It is finely improved with conventional completions aside from the gold rotor, where Blancpain has picked a sportier, stealthier present day look.
The Bathyscaph 38mm comes with an energetic yet rich material lash and wears amazingly well. In general, we feel that the decreased width is an extraordinary fit, completely repeating the historical backdrop of its foundations – a phenomenal choice on the off chance that you are searching for an adaptable plunge watch with haute horlogerie pedigree.
Technical determinations –Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe 38mm
- Case: 38 mm breadth x 10.77 mm tallness – steel case, unidirectional pivoting bezel with ceramic supplement and fluid metal hour markers –sapphire precious stone on the front and on the back – unidirectional turning bezel – water impervious to 300m
- Movement: Caliber 1150 – automatic winding – 100h power – 21.600 vibrations/h – 28 gems – hours, minutes, seconds and date
- Strap: material strap
- Reference: 5100-1140-O52A
- Retail price : 8,900 CHF