(April 9, 2019, Xi’an) The founder of modern mechanical diving watches, Blancpain, the Swiss watchmaker, created the world’s first modern mechanical diving watch in 1952. , Defining seven industry standards for diving watches, becoming the benchmark for the entire industry, and officially put into production in 1953, quickly winning the favor of professional divers and diving enthusiasts worldwide. Since then, Blancpain’s name has been closely connected with the ocean, and it has also established a brand and the world of diving for more than 60 years. Blancpain continued to innovate and break through, making the Fifty-Nine family prosperous, and always maintained a spirit of innovation beyond itself, leading the entire mechanical diving watch industry.
On April 9, Blancpain’s Xi’an SKP store opened grandly, and toured with the theme of ‘Heart is the Ocean’, and started a mysterious journey to the vast ocean in the ancient capital of the 13 dynasties, where classic heritage and modern culture are perfectly integrated. Mr. Liao Xinjia, Vice President of Blancpain China, together with Mr. Zhou Yan, Deputy Director of SKP Jewellery and Watch Division, and Mr. Feng Yuanzheng, Blancpain Art Ambassador, came to the scene to taste the legendary story of the Fifty Fathoms series and explore the beauty of the blue.
Left one: Mr. Feng Yuanzheng, Blancpain Art Ambassador
Center: Mr. Liao Xinjia, Vice President of Blancpain China
Right one: Mr. Zhou Yan, deputy director of SKP jewelry watch department
Every encounter is precious
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms series is full of romance, passion and legend. Powerful and complete functions, supplemented by a patented single rotating bezel and a large bezel full of ritual, create a classic look and tough temperament, making it a well-deserved professional luxury mechanical diving king. As a civilian watch of a size suitable for daily wear, the Bathyscaphe deep submersible born in 1956, while continuing the lineage of the pure military watch of the Fifty Fathoms series, has made more attempts and breakthroughs in the diameter, bezel material and design. Young and fashionable trends are also popular.
Left: Blancpain Fifty Fathom Series Deep Submersible Moon Phase Watch
Right: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Series Full Moon Phase Flyback Chronograph
Today, Blancpain is innovating again, introducing the new 50-series titanium automatic mechanical watch. The satin-brushed titanium case is combined with the ebony black dial with a deep metallic luster to give the Fifty Fathoms more distinctive personality. Titanium alloy has always been known for its hard texture, excellent impact resistance and super corrosion resistance; at the same time, its low-density characteristics give it a more lightweight texture. Therefore, compared to stainless steel, these main advantages of titanium alloys allow the Fifty Fathoms watches to meet all technical standards of professional diving equipment, while retaining the characteristics of large diameters and reducing the wearer’s wrist. burden.
Left: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms series titanium big jump date watch, 6 o’clock large date dual window display function is used for the first time in this series
Right: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Series Titanium Date Three-Hand Watch with Classic Date Window between 4 and 5 o’clock
Peak masterpiece, dare to be the first in the industry
As the pinnacle of the Fifty Fathoms series, Blancpain X 噚 complex mechanical diving watches strongly interpreted the brand’s creative passion and extraordinary capabilities. What exactly is X 噚? If the letter ‘X’ represents a variable, then the X 噚 watch perfectly integrates three connotations-it can measure the changing depth, and it can also show the concept of extreme sports, and it expands the various mechanical diving wrists in history. Conceptual category of tables. As a professional mechanical diving watch, X 噚 not only has all the characteristics that define a diving watch-waterproof, robust, anti-magnetic, underwater legibility, unidirectional rotating bezel, fluorescent display, screw-in crown, but also loaded There are two depth indicators (measurement depths of up to 90 meters, while highlighting the crucial 0-15 meter scale segment and ensuring the accuracy of the system), a limit depth pointer (specially used to display the maximum dive Depth) and a 5-minute countdown timer (accurately calculate the length of the decompression stop during the ascent). With these ‘trump’ characteristics alone, X
Is enough to be called ‘the first’ in the world of mechanical diving watches.
Blancpain Fifty Fifty Series X 噚 Complex Mechanical Diver’s Watch
Mind the Ocean-Blancpain Blue
Absolutely powerful capabilities often foster a sense of responsibility. While the Fifty Fathoms family continues to grow and always lead the development of the mechanical diving watch industry, Blancpain has been committed to the unremitting exploration, research and protection of the ocean. With a blue heart, it strongly supports marine exploration and scientific research and promotes the development of the marine industry sustainable development. This commitment is continuously deepened and enriched through various plans and cooperation, and in 2014 brought together the global concept of Blancpain’s ‘heart-to-ocean’ charity.
Blancpain Fifty Fathom Series Deep Submersible ‘Mind the Ocean’ 2014 Limited Edition
In 2014, Blancpain, as always supporting marine exploration and expeditions, released the first limited edition of the ‘Mind for the Ocean’ watch. The advent of this watch has not only achieved great success, but also conveyed Blancpain’s positive attitude towards the marine industry to the world. Subsequently, Blancpain continued to extend this project again, and in 2016 and 2018 launched the Fifty Fathoms ‘Minds of the Ocean’ series of watches, each limited to 250 pieces. With each watch sold, Blancpain will pledge € 1,000, or € 250,000 in total, to continue to support the long-term development of the marine protection business.
Blancpain Fifty Fathom Series Deep Submersible ‘Mind is Ocean’ 2016 Limited Edition
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Series ‘Heart is the Ocean’ 2018 Limited Edition
Today, Blancpain promotes a number of marine public welfare undertakings in the name of ‘Heart is the ocean’, and calls for the public’s attention, understanding, love and protection of the ocean, including the original marine survey plan, coelacanth fish Expedition research project, Prince Albert II Foundation of Monaco, World Ocean Summit and other projects. Blancpain takes the brand’s own practice as a call to strengthen the public’s conviction. Today, Blancpain has supported ten major expeditionary exploration projects, doubling the total area of marine protected areas worldwide (promoting an additional 4 million square kilometers of marine protected areas), and presenting many awards to the world. Documentaries, underwater exhibitions and publications.
In China, Blancpain is also a pioneer representative of marine public welfare. Following the award of the “Baolong” 2014 Blancpain Hans Haas Fifty Fathoms Award in recognition of its outstanding achievements, it helped Rainbow Fish challenge the abyss of 11,000 kilometers. After the State Oceanic Administration co-founded the nation’s first ocean library, the brand toured the exhibition with the theme “Mind the Ocean”, which further expanded the influence of the “Mind the Ocean” and promoted the interaction between the brand and the public.
Blancpain’s ‘Heart is the Ocean’ theme tour site
Blancpain believes that the vast and mysterious underwater universe deserves human exploration, because only by knowing nature better can we respect and protect this part of human culture, so that we can better grasp our own destiny.