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The 3 Ocean Awards sponsors

The 3 Ocean Awards sponsors

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Blancpain is supporting The Ocean Awards

Blancpain’s support of ocean conservation is clear. The Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chronographe Flyback watch is limited to 250 examples, with €1,000 from the sale of each being donated to Blancpain Ocean Commitment – an organisation that supports major environmental efforts such as the National Geographic Pristine Seas expedition and Laurent Ballesta’s Gombessa Project. In addition, buyers of the watch gain access to the Ocean Commitment Circle, which affords special invitations to scientific presentations and documentary film premieres.

Since 2012 Blancpain has also served as lead sponsor of the World Ocean Summit and, in June 2015, formalised a partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. This backs projects around the world that focus on climate change, renewable energy and marine resources. The brand claims to have helped ensure that 2.3 million km² of ocean are now under protection, and for the creation of the world’s largest single marine reserve around the Pitcairn Islands.

The driving force behind the Ocean Commitment project is Blancpain’s president and CEO, 43-year-old Marc A Hayek, who has been a keen and active diver since childhood. Hayek specified that the Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Flyback should feature a unique, grey ceramic case, a deep blue dial and an engraved case back. Unlike most chronographs, it was also fitted with push-pieces that can be operated under water thanks to a special sealing system.

For anyone who loves the sea, it’s difficult to think of a more appropriate, practical and beneficial watch to buy. Not only that, it’s the first of a range of Ocean Commitment special editions that are set to be rolled out in the coming years. So now you can indulge without guilt.

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