World Oceans Day X Blancpain

Dive into action this World Oceans Day.

By Terry Christodoulou 08/06/2022

Swiss watchmakers Blancpain want you to take the plunge and support the conservation of the marine environment on June 8, World Ocean Day.

The horologer has long been a supporter of ocean conservation with its program, the Blancpain Ocean Commitment, making major contributions to exploratory expeditions including Lauren Ballesta’s Gombessa expeditions, the National Geographic Society’s Pristine Seas expeditions 2011-2016 and Oceana’s Scorpion Reef project. Here, the Pristine Seas Expeditions has seen marine protected areas span more than 4.7 million square kilometres of ocean now protected.

The manufacture’s connection to the ocean is at its core, as the first manufacturer of the dive watch — the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms — now a near 70-year legacy. From here the watchmaker has woven close ties with the explorers, photographers, scientists, and environmentalists who treasure the ocean.

Locally, Blancpain has teamed up with research and videography outfit Biopixel, to aid in its scientific research and conservation of the Great Barrier Reef and in the production of a series of films focusing on personalities who dedicate their lives to protecting and saving the natural wonder.

To read more on the efforts of Blancpain and Biopixel, pick up a copy of Robb Report’s forthcoming winter issue. On sale June 23. Subscribe here.

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