Blancpain Supports Lauren Ballesta To Launch The Fifth Coelacanth Expedition Research Project

The objective of the fifth coelacanth expedition research project is to study, photograph and show the public the lesser-known areas of the Mediterranean Sea. Since the areas with the most biodiversity happen to be at scuba diving depths between 60 and 120 meters – worth exploring and not limited by time, the coelacanth team has developed a world-first research method.

   This innovative approach benefits from a clever combination of two independent technologies: saturation diving and deep recreation diving. In fact, it was a collaborative expedition carried out by INPP and Lauren Ballesta’s Andromè de Océanologie with the support of Blancpain and other institutions. Working together, the four divers enjoyed an unprecedented experience: spent 28 days in a five-square-meter saturation, leaving the facility to explore 100 meters every day.

   In this way, divers will perform tasks along the southern coast of France, using cutting-edge scientific technology to explore the ecosystem. There is irrefutable evidence that we are facing the predicament of climate imbalances and species extinction, at which time we have discovered undeveloped rich areas near the borders of European countries, sending a promising message. Diving challenges, ecological missions and excellent photography, like all coelacanth expedition research projects, this important new project will bring more surprises in the above three aspects. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)

Le Meridien Launches The Pontos S Diver ‘blue Devil’ Limited Edition Watch

Inspired by the blue devil fish, Le Méridien launched the Pontos S Diver ‘Blue Devil’ limited edition watch. The blue dial is embellished with yellow details, blue is reminiscent of the azure sea, and yellow is the most readable color under diversified complex light conditions.

   Stainless steel case diameter 43 mm, with blue sandblasted aluminum rotating scale, screw-in crown (for time setting and internal rotating chronograph adjustment) and curved anti-glare sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 600 meters . The automatic helium exhaust valve is located at 9 o’clock.

   Equipped with Swiss-made CaliberML115 (based on Sellita movement) automatic winding movement, rhodium-plated, 26 gems, 28,800 vibrations / hour (4 Hz), 38 hours power reserve.

   The blue dial is decorated with sunray patterns and is printed with white and yellow printed lettering. Inlaid hour markers and hour, minute, and second hands are coated with a Luminescence fluorescent layer. The hour, minute, and second hands are rhodium-plated, and the yellow and yellow hands adorn the yellow tips.

   The PontosSDiver ‘BlueDevil’ watch is equipped with a stainless steel bracelet, a blue calfskin strap (yellow stitching) or a black rubber strap (black stitching), with a stainless steel buckle, and comes with a waterproof display case. Limited edition 100 Pieces for $ 2,950. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)