A new chronograph has made its debut and it is made available for a worthy cause. The Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Blancpain Ocean Commitment II is being offered the the desire for raising a minimum price of two hundred and seventy five thousand dollars to aid its cause which is directed towards the preservation of our precious earth. A worthy and elegant timepiece with elegant and luxurious features along with a rich history is the perfect tool for its designated purpose.
Marine preservation efforts
How fitting that the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Blancpain Ocean Commitment II is fashioned after its predecessor the Fifty Fathoms original dive watch. The proceeds from the sale are intended to go towards furthering the support of marine conservation. Our oceans are in dire straights and all contributions towards cleanup projects and prevention can make a significant difference in saving oceanic life for the continuation of its health for future generations.
Departing from the original Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Dive Watch, the new edition features a case of all blue ceramic. The coloring is reminiscent of a thriving and healthy aquatic ecosystem. The BOC 2 is made of materials which are lightweight ensuring greater comfort. It features the matte blue ceramic case color and the addition of a grey dial for a complementary color scheme the watchmakers did not feel that there was a need for contrasting colors here. We notice a slight hint of pearl essence though a bit understated, it is still detectable. By comparison with the original Fifty Fathoms, the two watches bear no striking resemblance, but rather the history is the compelling tie in.
The Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Blancpain Ocean Commitment II has been produced in a limited quantity of just two hundred and fifty pieces. The price of each watch is set at twenty thousand one hundred dollars with eleven hundred of this amount going towards oceanographic research for each watch sold.
The caliber is a state of the art F385 which is the same movement found in the original Fifty Fathoms. vibrations of thirty six thousand beats per hour at five hertz is the best possible frequency for chronograph time pieces. This watch is column wheel driven. The inertia balance is variable and to ensure the durability and precision for adjustment above the standard, it features gold screws. There is a free operation of the chronograph mechanism and by design it is not subject to the jerking that is observed in some other watches of this type. The accuracy is spot on.
Mechanically, the BOC 2 has the appearance that are expected in a mechanical dive watch. It features water resistance up to three hundred meters. The patented Liquid metal and hour markers appear in gray and it also sports a bezel that is unidirectional. The chronograph may be reset to zero or restarted at the simple push of the pusher which is located at the four o clock position. A single motion reset is one feature that sets this watch apart from other chronographs that require three steps to complete this action. This is the flyback function. The BOC 2 features a sporty design with a note of sophistication. It is engraved with “Ocean Commitment” on the oscillating weight. The case back is constructed wit sapphire crystal which exposes the bridges of the watch.
Bonus materials upon purchase
To fully commemorate the special purpose of this limited edition watch, the book that is entitled “Hans Hass Awakening to a New World” will also be included with each purchase. Just as the BOC 2 is a limited edition so is the book. Each product will come with corresponding production numbers which match as a set. The addition is certain to increase the value of this collector’s piece.
Funding a good cause
The BOC 2 in its own right is a high quality luxury watch that bears some significance that has strong current roots in the efforts of the green movement to help save the planet. The appropriate sector for support being the ocean and its preservation. Additional information about the commitment to saving our oceans is available through the Blancpain company and their partners for each participant in this noble cause. Some of the efforts which are to be funded by the donations will include further research into oceanic affairs and the creation of a documentary aimed at ocean preservation.
Quality and commitment
Your commitment to the ocean is a step towards the betterment of our planet, but the watch itself is expected to build in value though the passage of time. It is no doubt a high end luxury watch that in mint condition will gain in collectible value for a few reasons. These are its place among a limited edition series that features a companion book with the same collectible numeric inscription. The pair together will make a nice addition to any collection. Another factor which will influence the value of the set in the future is because of the worthy inspiration and the cause that it has been created to support.
The BOC 2 is a one of a kind horological masterpiece that can stand on its own as a fine luxury time piece that represents the need for humanity to start taking an interest in the health of our oceans. Quality materials along with fine craftsmanship and a timely message are additional benefits that add to the monetary and collectible value of this one of a kind work. The Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Blancpain Ocean Commitment II has a long title that under other circumstances may seem a bit on the lengthy side. In light of the cause that it represents, which is in essence the cause of humanity, it is entirely appropriate, although the nickname works just as well for conversational endeavors. As this watch is up for sale, we have high expectations for its success. We truly wish the company the best of success in their humanitarian efforts to use their good name to do their part in fundraising for the health of our planet.