Blancpain

Chocolates, oysters, lingerie, roses—we all know the usual suspects when it comes to arousing a little interest from our significant others when Valentine’s Day (or sometimes, any other Tuesday)...
The full name of Blancpain’s newest timepiece is a mouthful: the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Blancpain Ocean Commitment II (BOC II) . Don’t, however, let the cumbersome title...
Despite news of weaker-than-expected sales, the Swiss watchmaking industry had plenty to appreciate in 2016. Looking back while forging ahead, a number of elite brands (including Jaeger-LeCoultre,...
Visual Art: Blancpain Villeret Shakudō The métiers d’art segment has in recent years become the most competitive in the watch industry. The most notable effort this year emerged from the Blancpain...
CEO, TAG Heuer, and President, LVMH Group’s Watches Division To Jean-Claude Biver’s well-documented list of talents, which includes his deft skills as a marketer and evangelical front man, one must...
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you want to make the perfect impression on mom, you need the right gift. Whether jewelry dripping with multihued gemstones or watches with colorful...
A mecca for Swiss timepieces—not to mention the collectors who love them—the Baselworld fair opens today in Basel, Switzerland, and runs through March 24. The annual event, which dates to 1917, draws...
Why women’s mechanical timepieces are becoming more intriguing than men’s. One advantage that women’s watches enjoy over men’s offerings is an element of abandon: the same freedom of design that will...
Computer-aided design is allowing watchmakers to push the boundaries of innovation.
Blancpain’s classically inspired Villeret collection—named after the manufacture’s hometown in Switzerland—recently welcomed a new addition, the 2014 Villeret 8 Jours (from $28,900), which features...
Timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the firm’s original diver’s watch, Blancpain ’s Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe can dive to new depths: It is water resistant to 1,000 feet. New developments...
More than a few eyebrows were raised among the collectors who gathered recently in Dubai at the world’s largest suspended aquarium for the unveiling of Blancpain’s latest timepiece: The revelation...
From January 26 to February 11, Swiss watchmaker Blancpain will host an exhibition that celebrates its iconic Fifty Fathoms watch, a timepiece commissioned by the French Navy Seals in 1953, and the...
This self-winding chronograph comes in a 42-mm red- gold case and features a tourbillon, perpetual calendar, leap-year indicator, opaline dial, 40-hour power reserve, and is water-resistant to 50...
The self-winding Flyback Chronograph sports a 34-mm stainless-steel case and white dial and features a 40-hour power reserve, a date and small seconds hand, and is water-resistant to 100 meters...
Blancpain created the world’s first modern diver’s watch, the famous Fifty Fathoms, in 1953. The manufacture in Le Brassus, Switzerland, developed a collection composed of three models: a self-...
The 8-Day Power Reserve features a platinum case and opaline dial and 192-hour power reserve with indication of the power reserve on the dial, and is water-resistant to 100 meters. It’s equipped with...
Features include perpetual calendar, platinum case and Havana brown dial, 42-mm case, and 100-hour power reserve. This watch is water-resistant to 30 meters and self-winding.