Swatch and Blancpain, the dynamic duo known for their innovative timepieces, are back with a new creation – the Ocean of Storms. Building on the success of their Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms Collection, this timepiece draws inspiration from the mysterious new moon, often referred to as the Black Moon. It arrives with a sleek black design that pays homage to a lunar mare, specifically the largest one found on the moon’s surface.
What sets the Blancpain X Swatch Scuba Fifty Fathoms The Ocean Of Storms apart is its construction. Crafted from bioceramic, a Swatch-patented material blending two-thirds ceramic with one-third bio-sourced material derived from castor oil, it stands as a symbol of sustainability. Even the NATO straps are environmentally friendly, made from recycled fishing nets. With water resistance down to 91 meters and powered by the Swatch mechanical movement, SISTEM51, boasts a 90-hour power reserve and anti-magnetic properties, it’s not just about looks.
The watch’s exquisite details don’t stop there. Flip it over, and you’ll find a digital print of the Ocean of Storms’ very own Okenia Luna nudibranch, a close-up image of the lunar feature on the oscillating weight, along with inspirational inscriptions.
With dimensions mirroring its Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms siblings, measuring 42.3mm in diameter, 14.4mm in thickness, and spanning 48mm from lug to lug, it maintains the characteristic dial layout seen in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Ocean versions. Bold numerals grace each quarter, and a date window sits between 4 and 5 o’clock. The finishing of the dial and the intricate back of the movement make the Ocean of Storms an alluring addition to the collection.
Starting January 11th, the Blancpain X Swatch Scuba Fifty Fathoms The Ocean Of Storms will be available worldwide at select Swatch stores. But take note, purchases are limited to one watch per person, per store, and per day, so act swiftly to secure your own for $400.
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