Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment. Discover a new limited chronograph, the new book “Fifty Fathoms The Dive and Watch History 1953-2013” and the brands commitment to preserve and protect the world’s oceans.

PARTNER - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PRISTINE SEAS ©Blancpain, Enric Sala/National Geographic, Pitcairn Islands expedition: Top predators like the grey reef and whitetip sharks dominate the underwater ecosystem at Ducie and Henderson islands

Blancpain has been a supporter of environmental initiatives to explore, preserve and protect the world’s oceans. The financial donations have come to be called the “Blancpain Ocean Commitment”. Discover the story on 9 pages packed with dozens of pictures …

Last Thursday, October 9th, Nayla Hayek, Chair of the Board of Directors of Swatch Group, and her son Marc A. Hayek, President & CEO of Blancpain, welcomed dignitaries, friends of the brand, the press, and Blancpain’s partners in the crusade to preserve and protect the world’s oceans as well as to increase public awareness through ocean exploration, to Cap d’Antibes for an evening devoted to presenting Blancpain’s Ocean Commitment.

In recognition of its close links to diving and its Fifty Fathoms heritage, for many years Blancpain has been a fervent supporter of environmental initiatives to explore, preserve and protect the world’s oceans. Its generous financial donations to support the cause have come to be called the “Blancpain Ocean Commitment”.

Chief among its beneficiaries have been National Geographic Society’s Pristine Seas Expeditions, directed by Dr. Enric Sala, and the Gombessa Project of Laurent Ballesta. Blancpain is proud to have been the first key supporter of both of these initiatives. Other Blancpain partnerships include the Hans Hass Fifty Fathoms Award, famed free diver Gianluca Genoni, The Economist’s World Ocean Summit as well as some of the most renowned underwater photographers.

 

 

Guys, this was truly a sensational setting!

 

Marc A. Hayek, President & CEO of Blancpain
Marc A. Hayek, President & CEO of Blancpain welcoming the guests …
Marc A. Hayek, President & CEO of Blancpain
Marc A. Hayek, President & CEO of Blancpain being interviewed …

 

First I invite you to see the video that tells you the story of Blancpain´s Ocean Commitment

 

 

The setting of the evening… I took the pictures very late at night, most of the guests already left…

A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment

 

One day after full moon…

A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment
A truly sensational setting at Cap d’Antibes. Blancpain & the Blancpain Ocean Commitment

 

For the first time the fruits of Blancpain’s multi-year financial support of oceanic environmental cause are unified under the title “Blancpain Ocean Commitment”. Underscoring the importance of the occasion was Blancpain’s unveiling of the Ocean Commitment Circle concept and the first of the limited edition timepieces, the Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback, as well as a new dedicated web site called Blancpain-Ocean-Commitment.com, and a richly illustrated volume recounting the twin and related histories of Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms diving watches and underwater exploration.

 

The Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback photographed from the huge screen … You will see more pictures later…

Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback
Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback
Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback
Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback
Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback
Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback

 

 

>>> How did everything start? See an excerpt from the 475 page book Fifty Fathoms The Dive and Watch History 1953-2013 on page 2 >>>

 

More from Alexander Linz

Baume & Mercier presented Clifton at the SIHH 2013 in Geneva

These are the novelties Baume & Mercier showed in Geneva. Their booth...
Read More

3 Comments

Comments are closed.