The hotly anticipated, co-branded Blancpain x Swatch Bioceramic Fifty Fathoms has been officially announced, ahead of its 9.9.2023 release date.

Presented in a 42.3 mm x 14.4 mm bioceramic case (48 mm lug-to-lug) — that resembles Blancpain’s famous Fifty Fathoms model — the Blancpain x Swatch Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms will retail for $400.

Blancpain x Swatch Arctic Ocean SO35N100 close-up dial

As rumored, the Blancpain x Swatch is powered by a Sistem51 automatic mechanical movement. With a 90-hour power reserve and a mechanism that’s anti-magnetic, thanks to a Nivachron hairspring, the movement has just 51 parts, including one central screw.

Blancpain x Swatch Pacific Ocean caseback Ref. SO35P100

The glass is made from a bio-sourced material treated with an anti-scratch coating. Comes with a functional one-direction rotating bezel in bioceramic material with an anti-scratch coating insert. The depth rating is 50 Fathoms, which is 91 meters.

Blancpain x Swatch Atlantic Ocean Ref. SO35A100 crown close-up

The Blancpain x Swatch Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms in 5 versions, based on each of the five oceans (Arctic – Ref. SO35N100 – beige/red, Pacific – SO35P100 – yellow/orange, Atlantic – Ref. SO35A100 – blue, Indian – Ref. SO35I100 – green/black, Antarctic – Ref. SO35S100 – light gray).

Blancpain x Swatch 2023 collection

It’s worth noting that the Antarctic – and Arctic models feature the vintage Blancpain logo, no date function, and circular indices whereas the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian models have the modern Blancpain logo, a date function, and Arabic and triangular-shaped hour markers. Additionally, the two no-date models have circular motifs at 12 o’clock in place of the traditional Fifty Fathoms print.

Blancpain x Swatch Antartic Ocean Ref. SO35S100 close-up buckle

Each Nato-style strap is made from recycled fishing nets removed from the sea, with a bioceramic pin buckle and loops.

Again these are all $400 retail, and like the MoonSwatch, availability is limited to physical stores only. Also, because these are equipped with 100% machine-made movements made of primarily of plastic, and crucially, break based on use or age, they’re not serviceable.

In the United States, the Swatch stores that will carry the new Blancpain x Swatch watch at launch on Saturday, September 9th, 2023, are as follows:

Ala Moana – Hawaii

NY NY – Las Vegas

TSQ – New York

5th Ave – New York

Powell – SFO

Houston Galleria

Lincoln Road – Miami

Millenia – Orlando

NorthPark – Dallas


Photos by Swatch.

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