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Swatch Release Surprise New Scuba Fifty: Ocean of Storms

Swatch have released the new permanent addition to the Scuba Fifty Collection, the all black Ocean of Storms....

We haven’t heard much from the Blancpain x Swatch Scuba Fifty collection since its release, but they’ve surprised us with a sixth addition to the collection. Thankfully it isn’t like one of those MoonSwatch Mission to Moonshine Gold releases, but a whole new permanent addition. 

The original five pieces in the collection were all bright blocks of Lego, but what was lacking was a very conservative and slick piece to really make the rest of your Lego creation pop. Enter: Ocean of Storms, a slick black piece of Lego.

As far as pieces of Lego go, this one looks to be the most understated and the least… Swatch (for better or worse). If the Mission to the Moon was basically just a bioceramic Moonwatch, the same can be said for Ocean of Storms. Even the dial looks to be brushed and satin finished, though the latter is unlikely.

The dial format is more akin to the modern approaches seen on the green Indian Ocean model rather than the vintage inspired dial on pieces like the Antarctic Ocean. Hence we get 12, three, six, and nine applied markers with the contemporary Blancpain logo at the top. Special mention needs to go out to the orange highlights on the depth rating and tip of the seconds hand, love it.

This comes delivered on a striped NATO strap with 42.3mm x 14.4mm x 48mm lug-to-lug dimensions, just like its peers.

If each of the original five pieces were named after one of the earth’s oceans, what’s the go with this one? Ocean of Storms? As it turns out, it’s a reference to the Oceanus Procellarum, a 2 million square kilometre “sea” on the Moon.

Despite there being no nudibranchs on the moon, this one still has one, the Okenia Luna, decorating the caseback and SISTEM51 movement.

Thankfully, this isn’t a limited run but a permanent addition to the collection and is available now from any Swatch boutique for $655 AUD (~$440 USD).


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