Posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Ocean Commitment is Blancpain’s website dedicated to diving and ocean preservation efforts.
Luxury Swiss watch company Blancpain has launched Ocean Commitment, an initiative dedicated to safeguarding the world’s oceans and seas. The site’s homepage displays a digital animation of a rotating earth, with pinpoints in various oceans and seas that can be explored further. Each point corresponds to a particular scientific expedition, offering a history of Blancpain’s involvement in underwater exploration. The company initially designed its Fifty Fathoms watch in 1953, which had the ability to sustain underwater pressure up to 91.44 meters (or, as you probably already guessed or knew, 50 fathoms). The site was also built as a way to market Blancpain’s collection of books, the Fifty Fathoms series.
Blancpain’s site also has a stunning collection of underwater photographs. In an effort to further its dedication to ocean preservation efforts, the company has partnered with companies such as National Geographic and initiatives such as Laurent Ballesta’s Project Gombessa, both of which loaned photographs and other information to the Ocean Commitment site. There are fifty professional photographers with work featured on the site, and each selected his or her best 12 images to display. There’s tons more to be discovered on Blancpain’s site, and all of it truly demonstrates the company’s passion for diving as well as underwater exploration and preservation. There’s a lot of information to take in when you visit the site, but it’s worth it.