The New Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph BOC II

The New Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph BOC II


Blancpain presents the new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Blancpain Ocean Commitment II (BOC II). This may be perhaps the longest name for a watch we’ve come across up until now. The Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe was several years prior, as the new re-interpretation of the last part of the 1950s jumpers watch by Blancpain. This specific watch, the Blancpain Ocean Commitment II version, is restricted to just 250 pieces. For each sold piece, Blancpain gives 1000 Euro in support of logical campaigns. We realize you can do your math, yet eventually there will be 250,000 Euro wired for a decent aim. A serious impressive amount.

Let’s view the watch.

Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in Blue Ceramic

Blancpain chose their Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe BOC II should be in blue, the shade of the Ocean. Blancpain says it took them quite a long while to dominate a blue earthenware case for their watches.

Meteore Gray Dial

The dial of the Fifty Fathoms BathyScaphe BOC II is in meteor dim, with a lovely ‘sonnenschliff’ (Sunray) design. The two sub dials for the chronograph (at 9 and 3 o’clock) have a circular grain, though the running seconds (at 6 o’clock) simply utilize the sunray dial as background. The date is situated at 4.30, where it does no damage. The meteor dark shade of the dial goes pleasantly with the blue ceramic case, crown and pushers.


Two Techniques

A complex process of adding shades during the production process of the clay case brought about this excellent blue tone. The fired, that begins as a powder, is pressed into a form. This is done to acquire the shape. Blancpain utilized this procedure, for the case-center, case-back, bezel and part ring insert.

Another method is utilized for the crown and pushers. It comprises of infusing ceramic as granules into a form. A while later, the earthenware parts are put into a broiler utilizing various temperatures for disposing of holding specialists and (high temperatures) to give the artistic parts its hardness.

Hight-beat Movement

Inside the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe BOC II ticks a high-beat development, at 36,000 vph. This chronograph flyback development, type F385, is created in-house and uses a section wheel component. The ticking number of 36,000 (or 5 hz) is like that of a Zenith El Primero or (Grand) Seiko Hi-Beat development. You will actually want to quantify 1/10th of a second because of this high-beat development. Much the same as its Swatch Group sibling Omega, the Blancpain developments utilize a silicon balance-spring nowadays. Another strategy in-common is the utilization of LiquidMetal for the bezel.

Blue Rotor

As you can see a flawlessly completed development, comprising of 322 components. It has a force hold of 50 hours. The 18 carat gold rotor has this blue tone and picture of the globe, all seas in blue.

Some Thoughts


This blue earthenware (43.6mm) chronograph with flyback work is a fascinating release of the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe. In addition to the fact that Blancpain shows that they care about the climate, they additionally tell the best way to apply some inventive procedures to their watches. The blue clay bodes well while doing a watch that is being connected to the preservation of the seas. The purchaser of this watch will get an endorsement that the gift has been made and gets an encouragement to become an individual from the Ocean Commitment Circle.

Good Cause

The thing that consistently interests me with watches that commemorate a specific decent motivation, is whether it is the purpose behind buy. I accept that individuals will purchase the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe BOC II since they like it, with the blue artistic case. That it bolsters a decent purpose is definitely an or more, yet I keep thinking about whether it will convince individuals to purchase the watch. I have no uncertainty it will be sold out in the blink of an eye however, as it just looks amazing.

Retail Price of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph BOC II is € 18.760,- Euro/CHF 18,800.- Swiss Francs.

The watch comes with a book named “Hans Hass, Awakening to a New World”, numbered so it compares with the quantity of your watch. This book is produced in a joint effort with the Hans Hass Institute and features a composition that he wrote during the 1960s and which to date has at no other time been distributed in full.

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