BLANCPAIN OCEAN COMMITMENT
Driven by its pioneer spirit since its foundation in 1735, Blancpain’s historical connection with diving goes back to 1953, with the development of the first modern diving watch, the Fifty Fathoms. For more than 60 years now, Blancpain has contributed to raise awareness through ocean exploration. The watchmaker believes that people can only respect and protect what they love, and can only love what they know.
To serve this mission, Blancpain backs major scientific expeditions such as National Geographic Society’s Pristine Seas and Laurent Ballesta’s Project Gombessa. Each year, Blancpain releases Edition Fifty Fathoms, a publication dedicated to the underwater world and distinguished by the quality of its photographs in an effort to increase people’s knowledge of and concern about the ocean.