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Watches Jewellery Blancpain Hosts Unforgettable Exhibition In Hong Kong

Blancpain Hosts Unforgettable Exhibition In Hong Kong

Blancpain Hosts Unforgettable Exhibition In Hong Kong
By Charlene Co
July 17, 2018
Blancpain displays its Fifty Fathoms watches through the decades, alongside stunning imagery from its Ocean Commitment programme. We had a first look at the amazing space at an invitation-only cocktail held on the eve of its opening

As part of the celebrations surrounding the 65th anniversary of the Fifty Fathoms, Swiss watchmaker Blancpain held a pop-up exhibition at Pacific House in Central from June 28 until July 6. The nine-day exhibition kickstarted with a private cocktail, where Marc Junod, vice president and head of sales at Blancpain, and Jalil El Kouch-Bordier, vice president of Blancpain Hong Kong & Macau, hosted over 150 guests including journalists, influencers and VIPs.  

Photo: Courtesy of Blancpain
Photo: Courtesy of Blancpain

Guests were immersed in the awe-inspiring world of Blancpain’s Ocean Commitment through an exhibition of works by celebrated underwater photographers Laurent Ballesta, Dietmar W. Fuchs and Ernest H. Brooks II, as well Hong Kong’s very own Alan Lo.

In the two-storey space of the Pacific House, watch aficionados also got to enjoy an impressive display of Fifty Fathoms watches—from vintage pieces from 1953, the year it was first launched, to current collections including 2018 novelties. And reminding us of the exemplary skill required to make these incredible timepieces, one of Blancpain’s watchmakers was on site to demonstrate the assembly of a Fifty Fathoms watch, and explain the difference its exacting designs and that of a regular automatic movement.


There was a steady flow of delicious canapés by Michelin-star chef Olivier Bellin, which were accompanied by "Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie," a signature cocktail inspired by the colour of the Loch Indaal shore. When guests experienced a bit of sensory overload from all the spectacular imagery and food, they were pampered with hand massages by Bliss Spa at W Hong Kong.

It was no doubt an evening enjoyed by watch aficionados, eco-warriors and photography enthusiasts alike.

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