The sea, which accounts for about 71% of the earth’s area, can be said to be closely related to the habitat and life of humans and various living beings. This is why, in every field, there are companies that regard marine public welfare as their own responsibility. And obligations, watchmaking brands are not excluded. Proposals for the relationship between watch brands and the ocean have been around for a long time, especially those watchmaking brands known for diving watches. On the one hand, these watchmaking brands provide absolutely safe timing equipment for diving and deep-sea exploration personnel, and on the other hand, spare no effort to cooperate with the government and marine protection organizations to devote themselves to public welfare actions to protect the ocean.
National Geographic’s DEEPSEACHALLENGE 3D film chronicles how explorer and filmmaker James Cameron reached the deepest part of the ocean. In order to cope with this adventure, Rolex has launched a new Deepsea diving watch. Unlike ordinary diving watches, Deepsea diving watches can withstand extremely high water pressure and are waterproof to a depth of 3000 meters. Its 44 mm oyster case is The patented Ringlock system tightens, not only exceeding the most stringent requirements of professional divers, but also setting a new standard of ruggedness, precision, practicality and reliability. What’s more unique is that it is equipped with a ‘D-blue’ gradient dial representing the deep sea, which is very beautiful.
In 2011, Omega teamed up with the Beautiful Planet Foundation and its founder, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, to produce a documentary ‘Marine Universe’, which will show the world’s greatest natural mysteries to the world. Encourage humans to protect the natural environment. Now, the two parties have launched two environmental projects in Indonesia called Time for the Planet. The Good Planet Foundation and Omega have established two projects aimed at restoring and protecting the coast of Indonesia. The two three-year projects are named ‘Protect the Earth and Start From Now’, and work together with local environmental activists to promote important natural heritage and protect local economic activities.
When it comes to Blancpain, you have to mention its Fifty Fathoms. Blancpain specially created the ‘Blancpain Blancpain Hans Haas 50 Fifth Prize’, this award has also gone through ten years. Previous winners include American deep-sea explorer, well-known film director James Cameron, five Emmy winners, American marine photographer Stan Waterman, marine scientists, chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ervia Earle and others. In 2014, the winner of the ‘Blancpain Blancpain Hans Haas 50th Prize’ was China’s ‘Jiaolong’ manned submersible (‘Jiaolong’ manned submersible is a deep-sea manned vehicle designed and developed by China independently Submersible). After that, Blancpain officially became the strategic partner of China’s ‘Rainbow Fish’ project, using its own resources to help the ‘Rainbow Fish 11,000 meters’ deep sea manned submersible scientific research project to advance rapidly. In addition, the scientific research projects sponsored by Blancpain include National Geographic’s Primitive Ocean Expedition and Coelacanth Expedition Research Project.
The Galapagos Islands, 1,000 kilometers from the South American continent, is one of the last natural paradise on Earth. The Darwin Foundation (CDF) has been maintaining sensitive island ecosystems since 1964. For more than 50 years, the Darwin Foundation, based in the Galapagos Islands, has been promoting the uniqueness of the archipelago to tourists and providing tourists with ecological protection. Guide to behavior. At the same time, the Foundation also takes care to ensure that waters are not invaded and to prevent island animals from being victimized by alien poachers or predators. Hundreds of scientists and volunteers work to protect the flora and fauna here. The operation of the Darwin Foundation and the Darwin Scientific Research Station relies on donations from all walks of life. Since 2009, IWC has provided a large amount of funding for the foundation’s environmental protection work, and launched the marine timepiece in 2014. A portion of the Galapagos Islands chronograph watch’s sales revenue will also fund research stations in Darwin.
The manta fish is one of the many sea creatures whose survival is seriously threatened due to overfishing. The British charity ‘Manta Trust’ is responsible for conserving and protecting the endangered manta ray’s living environment. Countries implement conservation programs. The Swiss watch brand Bucherer has maintained a cooperative relationship with the ‘Manta Fish Foundation’ many years ago, and strongly supports the manta fish conservation program of the foundation. In 2017, Bucherer launched the Patravi ScubaTec Manta Trust limited edition of 188 pieces, and will donate part of the sales revenue to provide funding for the new scientific research project.
The relationship between Oris and Marine Public Benefits can be traced back to 2010. Since 2010, Oris has reached cooperation with up to 8 non-profit marine environmental protection organizations, and all have launched limited edition commemorative watches with these marine environmental protection organizations. Use the profits from watch sales as a fund to fund environmental projects. This year, Oris cooperated with the French shark protection agency Pelagios Kakunjá and the International Coral Restoration Foundation to launch the Oris Hammerhead Shark watch limited to 2000 pieces and the stag coral watch also limited to 2000 pieces Dive into endangered hammerhead shark protection and coral replanting projects.
The ocean is the origin of life, not only for us, but also for the life of the planet. It is also imperative to protect the marine environment. I believe that in the future, more watchmaking brands will be invested in public welfare activities to protect the marine environment. .