Blancpain

Blancpain Chronographe Pulsomètre

June 12, 2017

This is a contemporary doctor´s watch, simply a ticking beauty for the wrist and a must-have item for any passionate watch lover. Our grand-grandparents used to measure the pulse during a 60-second measurement in which the number of beats had to be exactly counted.  The first pulsometer-watches were devised to enable doctors and nurses to […]

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Blancpain: What is the difference between a tourbillon and a carrousel?

June 12, 2017

Blancpain is unique in the world of watchmaking as it is the only house which has mastered the art of placing a carrousel in a wristwatch. Carrousels were originally conceived to defy gravity and the associated rate errors when the watch is in a vertical position. In this way, carrousels are like tourbillons. But watch […]

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Blancpain: Assembly of the tourbillon into a wristwatch

June 12, 2017

Gain exclusive insights into the Blancpain manufacture with Jeff Kingston: In this video a watch-maker takes the tourbillon components itself and brought to running order. As well he’s going to be putting it into the watch in to its permanent position. The visit concludes with a glimpse into one of Blancpain’s métier d’art workshops and […]

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Blancpain the Blancpain Ocean Commitment. Discover a new limited chronograph, the new book “Fifty Fathoms The Dive and Replica Watch History 1953-2013” and the brands commitment to preserve and protect the world’s oceans.

June 12, 2017

Blancpain has been a supporter of environmental initiatives to explore, preserve and protect the world’s oceans. The financial donations have come to be called the “Blancpain Ocean Commitment”. Discover the story on 9 pages packed with dozens of pictures … Last Thursday, October 9th, Nayla Hayek, Chair of the Board of Directors of Swatch Group, […]

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Avant première: Blancpain will launch this new corporate film at the end of the year. Why waiting, if you can see it already today?

June 12, 2017

Click on “read more” to see a 6:03 minutes journey into the past and the present, tracing nearly 280 years of history of Blancpain through key dates. “A film inviting us to explore the world of the brand”, says Blancpain. I agree and I hope you also do.     Curious about Blancpain now? Please […]

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Interview with Marc A. Hayek, CEO Blancpain and Breguet @ Baselworld 2015 (Update: New and better pictures of the Breguet Tradition timepieces)

June 12, 2017

Breguet is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Tradition collection with two new masterpieces. Marc Hayek presented me timepieces this afternoon …     Marc A. Hayek, CEO Blancpain and Breguet   The Breguet Tradition collection pays a vibrant tribute to the memory of Breguet. Inspired by the souscription watches of Breguet, Tradition timepieces suggest both a return to […]

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Baselworld 2016: Blancpain Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

June 12, 2017

The Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT is now offered in a steel case and the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe in a satin-brushed grey ceramic case … Click on “read more” to discover the two novelties …   Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Date and seconds, blue dial, unidirectional satin-brushed grey ceramic bezel with blue ceramic insert and Liquidmetal hour-markers, Blancpain self-winding calibre […]

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Blancpain: Do you know the difference between a tourbillon and a carrousel?

June 12, 2017

Blancpain is unique in the world of watchmaking as it is the only manufacture which has mastered the art of placing a carrousel in a wristwatch.    Carrousels were originally conceived to defy gravity and the associated rate errors when the watch is in a vertical position. A carrousel is similar to a tourbillon … discover differences […]

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Blancpain: How Blancpain’s carrousel was found

June 12, 2017

Blancpain is unique in the world of watchmaking as it is the only house which has mastered the art of placing a carrousel in a wristwatch.   Carrousels were conceived to defy gravity and the associated rate errors when the watch is in a vertical position. How did the idea of this component come up? […]

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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Blancpain Ocean Commitment II

June 12, 2017

That seems to be the watch with the longest name so far. To make the story short: Blancpain is proud to be able to present an entirely blue ceramic case on its newest Fifty Fathom. Have a look an tell me what you think…   I asked my friends at Blancpain how they “painted” the ceramic used […]

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