Industry News: Blancpain x United Nations World Oceans Day 2021 is what the world needs right now
Taking a slight detour from covering the Watches & Wonders 2021, we offer you something a little different. Industry news that’s got conscience and good-intentions for the future propelling it. Blancpain x United Nations World Oceans Day 2021 is what the world needs right now.
A Wonderful Collaboration
Blancpain is celebrating, and justly so, its association as a presenting partner for the 2021 edition of the annual United Nations World Oceans Day. It is hosted by the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS) and produced in partnership with Oceanic Global.
A Wonderful Event
Oceans are an important source of life for mankind, and the quest to protect it for future generations is a commendable one. 8 June 2021 marks the event of the World Oceans Day 2021 with this year’s theme being “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods”.
The ocean’s importance to human life is unquestionable, and Blancpain’s links to the marine-focused horology — read Fifty Fathoms dive watches — is legendary. It’s only natural that the two meet.
“To date, the multiple projects passionately pursued by Blancpain have led to tangible results, notably contributing to significantly increasing the coverage of marine protected areas around the world, with the addition of more than four million km2”.
A Wonderful Competition
For this upcoming Blancpain x United Nations World Oceans Day 2021, Blancpain will also be supporting a photo competition and the concert for the ocean that will mark this blue day.
To mark the public’s awareness of the beauty of the ocean, an underwater photography competition has been underway since 2015, with Blancpain also demonstrating consistent support for this initiative.
That’s All Folks!
So strap on your trusty Blancpain Fifty Fathom diver, get out your best diving photography kit, and help Blancpain and UN save the oceans.
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