Driven by a resolutely pioneering spirit since its founding in 1735, the Manufacture Blancpain has enjoyed historical links with diving for more than 60 years, since the 1953 launch of the Fifty Fathoms, the world’s first modern diving watch.
In recognition of this heritage, Blancpain is committed to the exploration and preservation of the oceans. Convinced that support for environmyental protection is directly dependent on keeping the public informed, the Manufacture works to raise overall awareness by sponsoring significant scientific projects, ocean exploration initiatives, underwater photography, environmental forums, exhibitions, high-profile publications and a dedicated website.
Since 2014, the brand’s efforts in this area have been concerted under the Blancpain Ocean Commitment label.
Blancpain has co-financed ten major scientific expeditions, celebrated its contribution to doubling the surface of marine protected areas around the world, and presented several award- winning documentary films, exhibitions and publications.
Blancpain’s commitment to the underwater world took on a new dimension in 2014 with the collaborative gathering of all its partnerships in the realm of ocean exploration and preservation under the label Blancpain Ocean Commitment, as well as with the launch of the first series of Ocean Commitment limited edition watches. Today, three years, ten expeditions and four million square kilometers of protected ocean later, Blancpain reconfirms its commitment with the recently launched all-blue limited edition.
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