(Pictured Above: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Green)
Blancpain is one of the oldest watchmakers on the planet and also one of the best. However, the legendary Swiss brand is about so much more than its incredible timepieces. For over 30 years, Blancpain has celebrated the Art of Living by teaming up with Michelin-starred chefs around the world, thereby fortifying the bond between Haute Horlogerie and Haute Cuisine. In addition, the brand has been committed to ocean preservation and exploration for nearly 70 years.
That brings us to Blancpain’s ongoing partnership with Relais & Châteaux. With premium locations on five different continents, the luxury hotel group likewise knows a thing or two about the good life. What’s more, the company’s global and multi-cultural reach has resulted in various preservation efforts, making it an ideal partner for Blancpain on a range of fronts. Working together since 2014, the two brands share a passion for the Art of Living and biodiversity alike. They’ve also hosted some truly epic dinners, including a recent one that welcomed underwater photographer Laurent Ballesta back from his latest expedition.
For Blancpain and Relais & Châteaux, each gustatory experience represents the perfect balance between great living and a great cause. Striking a similar chord is Australia’s own Hentley Farm Restaurant, an exclusive partner of Relais & Châteaux. Located in the Barossa Valley, the restaurant retains a strong focus on using fresh ingredients from its own farm and vineyards. It’s a prime example of what Relais & Châteaux looks for in a dining partner. More than the Art of Living, this is the art of living responsibly and savouring every moment along the way.