Following Omega and Swatch's collab last year – which sent watch fans in Hong Kong and around the world into a shopping frenzy – Swatch is back at it again, this time with Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Blancpain. The internet is already going wild, with watch fans and collectors abuzz with excitement ahead of the release. So, without further ado, here’s what you need to know about Blancpain and Swatch’s latest creation.
When will the Blancpain x Swatch collection launch?
Blancpain and Swatch's Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms Collection is set to be released on September 9.
How much will the Blancpain x Swatch watches cost?
The five mechanical watches in the new collection will retail at $3,150 each.
Where can I buy the Blancpain x Swatch collection?
The timepieces will be available for purchase at selected Swatch stores in Hong Kong, including locations at IFC, K11 Musea, and Kai Chiu Road in Causeway Bay.
What's special about the Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms Collection?
The Bioceramic Scuba Fifty Fathoms Collection pays tribute to Blancpain's Fifty Fathoms, an iconic diver's watch that revolutionised the world of watchmaking since its creation in 1953. The collection is made up of five mechanical watches in exclusive colours, with each one named after the world's five oceans: Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Antarctic Ocean. All five models are water resistant up to 91 metres down in the waters and are made of a unique material – made with two-thirds ceramic and one-third bio-sourced material derived from castor oil – called Bioceramic. The straps are made from recycled fishing nets that have been removed from the sea, while the back of each watch features a colourful illustration of a nudibranch along with inspirational inscriptions.
Visit Swatch's official website for more info.