Blancpain x Swatch’s Latest Release Is A Murdered-Out Masterpiece
— 12 January 2024

Blancpain x Swatch’s Latest Release Is A Murdered-Out Masterpiece

— 12 January 2024
Nick Kenyon
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Nick Kenyon

A few months back Swatch got the watch world talking once again, with a follow up to their game-changing MoonSwatch collaboration with Omega. The Blancpain x Swatch Scuba Fifty-Fathoms didn’t generate the same white-hot heat from its release date, but the latest member of the collection has just arrived in the murdered-out “Ocean Of Storms” looking stealthy on the wrist.

Early feedback on the “Ocean Of Storms” almost universally agrees it’s the best-looking member of the Blancpain x Swatch line-up and we’d have to agree. While the bright colours of the five original models were good fun and in keeping with the Swatchification of the Fifty Fathoms design, there’s something about an entirely black colour palate that brings a touch of seriousness to the project.

Some of you might rightly wonder how another ocean-themed edition could be released when all five of the earth’s oceans were already linked to a model in the original collection, but Swatch and Blancpain have expanded their thinking for the “Ocean Of Storms” release. This edition is inspired by a 2 million square kilometre lunar sea (known as a mare) on the Moon known as the Oceanus Procellarum. It’s not actually a sea, but a basaltic plain that early astronomers mistook for a body of water.

Other than the compelling new colourway and extraterrestrial inspiration, the “Ocean Of Storms” is made from the same bioceramic material as the earlier editions, with the same case dimensions of 42.3mm in diameter and 14.4mm in thickness. If you’re looking to add something interesting to the collection to kick off 2024, but aren’t keen on breaking the bank, the Blancpain x Swatch Scuba Fifty Fathoms “Ocean Of Storms” is currently available in Swatch stores globally with an RRP of $655.

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Nick Kenyon
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Nick Kenyon is the Editor of Boss Hunting, joining the team after working as the Deputy Editor of luxury watch magazine Time+Tide. He has a passion for watches, with other interests across style, sports and more. Get in touch at nick (at) luxity.com.au

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