Founded in Switzerland in 1735, Blancpain is the world's oldest watchmaker. Centuries later, Blancpain retains its historical commitment to in-house design and manual assembly, while still pushing the boundaries of modern watchmaking. Coveted by those who seek the finest in luxury watches, each Blancpain timepiece is a functional work of art.
Blancpain combines a legacy of classic elegance with a drive for innovation and pushing the boundaries of modern watchmaking. This synergy led to Blancpain's creation of Fifty Fathoms, a leading line of dive watches, as well as a line of exquisite ladies’ watches with impressive functionality. Diving enthusiasts and lovers of innovative features are bound to fall in love with Blancpain's diverse line.
Blancpain’s Villeret line takes its name from the Swiss village where Blancpain originated. Fittingly, the design of these watches pays homage to Blancpain’s legacy, with a clear round face, classic Roman numeral hour markings, and a double-stepped case. Many of these features remain recognizable Blancpain hallmarks after almost three hundred years.
Villeret watches also show Blancpain’s unwavering commitment to innovating new movements and intricacies. Their moonphase displays, prodigious power reserves, and GMT displays each put a modern twist on the Villeret’s classic style and elegance.
Blancpain introduced the first modern dive watch with its Fifty Fathoms collection in 1953. Since then, Blancpain has worked with expert divers, scientists, and even the U.S. Navy to test and refine the perfect dive watch. Durable materials, water-resistance up to 1000 meters, an optional flyback function, and Blancpain’s signature elegance make the Fifty Fathoms collection a head-turning and practical choice for both the board room or the boat deck.
Just as it perfected the art of the dive watch, today Blancpain is quickly establishing itself as a leader in watches tailored for motorsports. Blancpain is the official watchmaker for the British GT Championship and a co-founder of the Blancpain GT Series Europe and Blancpain GT Series Asia. Blancpain’s L-Evolution series was designed for this partnership, with a robust, sporty aesthetic. L-Evolution watches have power reserves that last up to 8 days, making them reliable when life comes at you fast—on or off the racetrack.
In 1932, Betty Fiechter took the helm of Blancpain and became the first female CEO of a major watch manufacturer. Perhaps it was Fiechter’s leadership that put Blancpain ladies’ watches in a class of their own among luxury watches. Brilliant diamond-set bezels, opulent diamond hour markers, and shimmering mother of pearl watch faces make each ladies’ watch an elegant work of art. Exotic alligator and ostrich leather straps, whimsical moonphase displays, and jeweled charms add a further unique, feminine twist to each piece. And with a power reserve of up to 100 hours, Blancpain’s ladies’ watches do not sacrifice function for style.