Recently announced and rocking a tropical green dial and matching ceramic bezel, this is the latest conservation-themed Bathyscaphe from Blancpain, the Mokarran Limited Edition. Limited to 50 pieces, $ 1,000 of each sale will be donated to the Mokarran Protection Society, a non-profit that is committed to researching and protecting Great Hammerhead populations in French Polynesia. This mean and green limited edition sports a date-free layout, a hammerhead-themed rotor, and will be sold exclusively via Blancpain boutiques in New York and Las Vegas.
The name “Mokarran” is borrowed from Sphyrna mokarran, the Latin name for the Great Hammerhead, and the Mokarran project is an extension of Blancpain’s long-standing Blancpain Ocean Commitment program. Speaking specifically to the watch, the Mokarran LE has a brushed black ceramic case measuring 43.6mm wide and 13.83mm thick. Fitted with a display caseback, the Mokarran has a hammerhead drawn on the rotor of its caliber 1318 movement.
With a power reserve of 120 hours and a rate of 4 Hz, the 1318 is essentially a no-date execution of the 1315 we’ve seen in past Bathyscaphe models. Fitted to a black nylon strap, the combination of the radiant green over the dark case tone gives the Mokarran a rather distinctive and eye-catching look.
Owners will receive not only their individually numbered watch, but also a certification confirming the donation to the MPS, an underwater photograph from a recent research mission to study the hammerheads, and a special code offering access to the Blancpain Ocean Commitment Circle. This is a members-only area of Blancpain’s Ocean Commitment website, and access includes special previews of documentaries, access to brand partners, and more.
With a list price of $ 15,500, the Bathyscaphe Mokarran is a good example of how an uncommon color can be used to great effect on a modern design like that of the Bathyscaphe and how brands can continue to support projects like the Mokarran Protection Society via interesting limited edition models.
Model: Bathyscaphe Mokarran Limited Edition
Reference Number: 5005-0153-NABA
Case Material: Ceramic
Dial Color: Green
Water Resistance: 300 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Nylon fabric strap
Caliber: Blancpain 1318
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Power Reserve: 120 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Pricing & Availability
Price: $ 15,500
Availability: Exclusive to Blancpain boutiques in New York and Las Vegas
Limited Edition: 50 pieces