In a remarkable fusion of horological artistry and innovative design, Blancpain and Swatch have once again captivated watch enthusiasts with their latest creation – the Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms Ocean of Storms. This new addition to their acclaimed collaboration series not only celebrates the legacy of Blancpain’s iconic Fifty Fathoms but also ventures into uncharted territories, drawing inspiration from the lunar mare, Oceanus Procellarum.
Design and Features: The Ocean of Storms stands out with its striking black Bioceramic case, a testament to Swatch’s patented technology blending ceramic and biosourced material from castor oil. Measuring 42.3mm x 14.4mm, the watch is a perfect blend of robustness and elegance, offering water resistance up to 50 fathoms. Its one-direction rotating bezel and biosourced glass are treated with an anti-scratch coating, ensuring durability and clarity.
The dial, adorned with the Blancpain x Swatch logos, features a black sunray finish, creating a mesmerizing backdrop for the Grade A Super-LumiNova enriched hour indexes and hands. This luminescence ensures legibility in low-light conditions, a crucial feature for diving enthusiasts.
Movement: At the heart of the Ocean of Storms is the Swatch mechanical movement, SISTEM51. This groundbreaking movement, composed of just 51 parts, is the first of its kind to be entirely automated in its production. It boasts a 90-hour power reserve and is equipped with an anti-magnetic Nivachron hairspring, enhancing its reliability and precision.
Unique Inspirations: The Ocean of Storms pays homage to its lunar namesake with a transparent case back, showcasing an illustration of the full moon zoomed in on the Ocean of Storms. Accompanying this is the depiction of the Okenia Luna, a sea slug whose luminescent qualities and milky color inspired its lunar moniker.
Eco-conscious Elements: In line with a commitment to ocean preservation, the NATO straps are crafted from recycled fishing nets, reflecting a dedication to sustainability and environmental responsibility.
Availability and Pricing: The Blancpain x Swatch Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms Ocean of Storms is not just a timepiece but a statement of innovation and environmental consciousness. Priced at €400/$400, it is available worldwide from January 11, 2024, at selected Swatch stores. The launch date, coinciding with the new moon, adds a celestial significance to this already extraordinary timepiece.
Straps: While the Blancpain x Swatch Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms Ocean of Storms initially comes with an eco-friendly NATO strap made from recycled fishing nets, the versatility of this timepiece extends to its strap options. Recognizing the diverse preferences of watch enthusiasts, additional strap varieties are available on our website, including durable rubber and elegant leather options. These straps not only offer a personalized touch but also cater to different occasions and styles. Whether you’re diving, attending a formal event, or simply enjoying a casual day out, there’s a strap to suit every moment. The easy interchangeability of these straps ensures that the Ocean of Storms can seamlessly adapt to your lifestyle and fashion choices, making it a truly versatile accessory for any watch connoisseur.
Conclusion: The Blancpain x Swatch Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms Ocean of Storms is more than just a watch; it’s a fusion of horological innovation, environmental consciousness, and a tribute to the mysteries of the moon and the ocean. It’s a must-have for watch collectors and ocean enthusiasts alike, symbolizing a journey into the depths of time and space.