Posts Categorized: Blancpain

Borrowed Time: Blancpain L-Evolution-R Chronographe à Rattrapante Grande Date

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When most of us think of Blancpain, the first image that comes to mind is most likely one of the brand’s iconic Fifty Fathoms divers’ watches, or something elegant and ultra-complicated from its Villeret collection. But there is a third, sportier line in Blancpain’s portfolio that receives substantially less attention and, arguably, less adoration from […]

Video: How Blancpain’s Carrousel Was Born

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

Blancpain Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT Steel

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Annual calendars were a hot category at both of this year’s Swiss watch fairs, and one of the most noteworthy of these, unveiled at Baselworld, was this offering from Blancpain’s elegant Villeret collection. The latest version of the Blancpain Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT, which combines the annual calendar function with a dual-time display, is the first […]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2016: Blancpain Villeret Annual Calendar GMT

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Venerable Swiss haute horlogerie brand Blancpain is the latest to announce its participation in the upcoming WatchTime New York show on October 14-14. Among its highlight timepieces will be the new, stainless steel version of the Blancpain Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT, which combines the increasingly popular annual calendar function with a dual-time display. The steel […]

WatchTime New York 2016: Hands On With The New Blancpain Bathyscaphe Ocean Commitment Limited Edition

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Blancpain continues its popular series of Ocean Commitment limited editions with the new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Blancpain Ocean Commitment II (BOC II) — the first such model with an entirely blue ceramic case — which is making its U.S. debut this weekend at WatchTime New York. We had an opportunity to get up close […]

Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC

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In the late 1950s, Jean-Jacques Fiechter, longtime Blancpain CEO and originator of the brand’s now-iconic Fifty Fathoms divers’ watch, introduced a new innovation that enabled that timepiece to meet the strict standards for U.S. military use. That feature — a circular water-tightness indicator on the dial — has been resurrected in the new Tribute to […]