The history of Blancpain goes back 279 years. In 1926 Blancpain developed the first wristwatch with an automatic winding mechanism. Blancpain luxury watches combine tradition, quality and innovation. All components are still handmade and the high art of watchmaking is expressed in this way. The oldest watch manufactory was founded in Villeret in Switzerland in 1735 and was family-owned. Disappeared from the market in the meantime, the company was newly founded in 1983. A lot of time and money is still invested in the development of new Blancpain luxury watches.