Blancpain Honor released the first ‘Mind Ocean’ special limited edition watch-‘Mind Ocean · Deep Submersible Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph’. This is the first limited edition diving watch to help the “Blanpain’s Mind Ocean” charity cause. Every watch purchaser will become a member of Blancpain’s Mind Ocean Circle. 250 watches will be on sale, and for each watch sold, Blancpain will donate 1,000 euros to support scientific expeditions. The total amount of 250,000 euros from the sales of watches will be invested into Blancpain’s continuous support for marine public welfare.
The Bathyscaphe watch is a legend of the Blancpain brand. In 1953, the Fifty Fathoms dive watch was officially put into production; three years later, the Bathyscaphe dive watch with a smaller diameter was launched. For many years, the Bathyscaphe series watch has been evolving with the advancement of the Fifty Fathoms series, and has become an integral part of the legendary Fifty Fathoms series. Today, the ‘Heart-Deep Submersible Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph’ fully inherits the classic elements of the family to create this fully functional diving chronograph. In addition, the watch is only 43 mm in diameter, less than five The case diameter of the core series of the Decree series.
While paying tribute to the classic heritage of the brand’s fifty-year diving watch for more than sixty years, the new ‘Heart-Deep Submersible Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph’ is also equipped with Blancpain’s latest flyback chronograph movement F385. The movement has a built-in column wheel timing device with a vibration frequency of up to 5 Hz (36,000 times / hour) and a flyback interval of only one tenth of a second, making it ideal for flyback timing. In addition, the F385 movement also uses an antimagnetic silicon hairspring. While achieving the same excellent antimagnetic performance, it can also get rid of the limitations of the soft iron inner case. It is equipped with sapphire crystal back, showing the complex beauty of the movement. . Like all 33 new built-in movements launched by Blancpain since 2006, the F385 movement is also equipped with a cardless balance with hairspring and gold trim screws to achieve precise inertial adjustment of the watch. The watch brings more robust performance and more precise adjustment operations.
The F385 caliber has a built-in vertical clutch that provides the watch with excellent chronograph functions. In the development and refinement of the vertical clutch timing system, Blancpain has always been a pioneer in the industry. The vertical clutch developed by Blancpain can ensure the perfect start and smooth operation of the timing function, while the horizontal clutch used by most other brands is more prone to jump hands when the timing function is activated, and the chronograph second hand also runs unevenly.
In addition, the new watch also adds two major diving features. The timing function of most dive chronographs cannot be used underwater. When entering the water, the chronograph button must be in the ‘locked’ state, while the deep dive Bathyscaphe flyback chronograph is equipped with a sealed chronograph button, which can guarantee 300 meters. Waterproof, ensuring the safety of underwater operations. In addition, the watch also has a flyback function. The ordinary chronograph needs three operations to resume the re-timing function (the first time stops the ongoing timing, the second resets to zero, and the third restarts the next timing), and the addition of the flyback function can greatly simplify this operation. Just press the zero reset button, you can complete the three functions of stopping the previous timing, resetting to zero and restarting the second timing at one time. It is especially useful for divers to achieve rapid decompression timing underwater.
In appearance, the new ‘Heart-Ocean Deep Submersible Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph’ adopts a gray ceramic case with a ceramic crown, a ceramic chronograph button and a blue ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel. The bezel is decorated with liquid metal Scale. The dial is also blue tones, with three small dials for chronograph and second hands. The back of the case is made of sapphire crystal, and the specially-designed oscillating weight engraved with the symbol of “Heart is the Ocean” is clearly visible, showing the complex and exquisite beauty of the movement. Each ‘Heart-Deep Ocean Submersible Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph’ has its own number. In addition, watch purchasers will receive a copy of Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms The Dive and Watch History 1953-2013 book, which also includes watches purchased by customers. Handwritten limited number.
Every purchaser of a limited edition watch will also be automatically included in Blancpain’s Marine Compassionate Circle and receive a watch purchase certificate to thank him for protecting Blancpain Marine by purchasing this watch. Strong support from the project. People in the same circle can enjoy many special treatments, such as establishing close relationships with Blancpain partners, and have the opportunity to meet them; you can also get exclusive information and news provided by Blancpain’s member website of the Ocean website. In addition, there are opportunities to be invited Attend the scientific research results report and the premiere of the documentary.