The history of the company Blancpain marks a period of 279 years, and in 1926 Blancpain developed the first wristwatch with an automatic winding system. Blancpain luxury watches combine tradition, quality and innovation. All components are still made by hand, expressing the high art of watchmaking. The oldest watch manufacture was founded in 1735 in Villeret, Switzerland, and was family-owned. Having disappeared from the market in the meantime, the company was re-established in 1983. As before, a lot of money and time is invested in the development of new luxury watches from Blancpain.
Currently available Blancpain watches
Watch models from Blancpain
The most popular watch models of Blancpain are the watches Villeret and Leman and Fifty Fathoms, which was named after a French lake. Among the most famous luxury watches is the Fifty Fathoms, which, along with the Rolex Submariner, ushered in the history of modern diving watches with an adjustable bezel. With the Le Brassus, Villeret, Léman, L-Evolution and Women collections, Blancpain watch models are still on offer today and are also popular collectors' items.
Blancpain luxury watches with complications
The traditional style was maintained and luxury watches with refinements such as minute repeater, perpetual calendar, tourbillon, moon phase and chronograph with drag hand were produced. The various models of luxury watches from Blancpain thus became unique pieces. The models of the series Le Brassus are not only masterpieces, but an exceptional mechanism combined with effective and distinguished aesthetics. The clockwork here consists of an automatic or a manual winding. Models such as the Carrousel Volant une Minute, Carrousel Repetition Minutes or the Tourbillon Carrousel are exceptional watches that adorn the wrist of the wearer on special occasions. The contemporary design is also evident in the Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel, Montre de Poche Demi-Savonnette or Tourbillon Squelette 8 Jours models. The excellent specimens from the Léman collection are also special pieces and also exude dynamism. The Fifty Fathoms collection and the L-Evolution are also worth mentioning, and this series represents passion and clockworks with the latest technical developments. Blancpain's Fifty Fathoms was the world's first modern diving watch and is one of the watch classics among sports watches. At Baselworld 2015, the Swiss manufacture Blancpain presented for the first time a Villeret watch with a big date.
Swatch Group and Blancpain
Even under Swatch, Blancpain has retained its autonomy, and this autonomy is attributed to the development of its own clockworks. Blancpain watch models from the Villeret collection include complications such as annual calendar, moon phases, perpetual calendar and leap year display. Striking movement and tourbillon are also signs of high watchmaking art and are featured here. Exceptional models of luxury watches here is the 1333 SQ, a jewel that technically presents itself as a showpiece. The watch model Squelette 8 Jours was provided with a tourbillon and also a carousel. From simple to functional to ostentatious, the luxury watches from Blancpain present themselves. The Léman range is a combination between sportiness and elegance. Blancpain watches are designed for enthusiasts who love these technical features.