Blancpain was founded in 1735. Blancpain belongs to the Swatch Group (Breguet, Omega, Longines, Swatch). For many years during the 20th century Blancpain was out of business and did not sell any watches. In the 1980s Blancpain was revived and today enjoys considerable success among collectors. A somewhat famous marketing slogan is that Blancpain has never produced quartz watches and it never will. Every Blancpain timepiece (usually thirty to forty per day are being manufacture) is entirely made by one person, the so called watchmaker. The Blancpain 1735 watch is one of the most complicated watches ever made, its features include a tourbillon, minute repeater, perpetual calendar, split chrono - and together are the base for a grand complication. Blancpain watches are also popular with sports fans and divers. Among the notable Blancpain men's watches are the Blancpain Le Brassus, Blancpain Villeret, Blancpain Leman, Blancpain Fifthy Fathoms, Blancpain L-Evolution. Blancpain womens watches include the Blancpain Ladybird, Blancpain Mille et une nuits, Blancpain Quantieme, Blancpain Riviere. Usually Blancpain watch prices and Blancpain watches prices are based on the official policies of the brand. There is an official list of Blancpain prices which all certified dealers use. However, a vintage Blancpain watch or Blancpain replica watches sometimes are cheaper than a new watch depending on the collection. When buying a vintage Blancpain watch it is important to choose a recommended dealer and avoid looking for Blancpain watches for sale by searching 'Blancpain watches ebay' or 'Blancpain watches Amazon'. A good way to find out whether watch in question has any value is looking at the Blancpain watch serial numbers. Many Blancpain replica watches have fake serial numbers, so please be careful if you find a Blancpain replica watch. It is always recommended to by the timepieces at the brand directly. Blancpain watch repair is an important topic for collectors as a professional service will keep the watch in good shape. WatchTime has manyn Blancpain watches review stories, we constantly test Blancpain men's watches and post our opinion about the products. Blancpain watches for men are the best-selling category of the brand whereas Blancpain watches for women only represent a somewhat smaller portion of the business. The most popular models are the Blancpain Villeret, Blancpain Endurance series, Blancpain Leman, Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. Many fans come to to look at the Blancpain Fifthy Fathoms price in our database. WatchTime's Blancpain channel has thousands of visitors every month. Blancpain fans know that divers appreciate a particularly important Blancpain watch, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms; this Blancpain watch is considered by some to be the best divers' watch from a Swiss luxury watch brand. Blancpain collectors: whether you're looking for information on vintage Blancpain watches, Blancpain watch reviews, or Blancpain product info on new Blancpain watches, prices included, visit the Blancpain posts below.

Blackout: 17 Black-on-Black Watches

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono

Blue-on-blue isn't the only popular watch-color trend of recent years. "All-black" watches, with ebony-colored cases, dials, and straps, have also remained popular. Nearly every watch brand, from … [Read more...]

Need for Speed: 13 Watches Inspired by Auto Racing

Chopard Superfast Chrono - front

The worlds of watchmaking and automobile racing have shared a strong connection for decades, with racing and high-performance cars often serving as a direct inspiration for watches, including classic … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 10 Divers’ Watches

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean GoodPlanet

Because divers' watches continue to be very popular, we've continued to cover a lot of them here on Here we collect photos of some of these timepieces, all of which have been introduced … [Read more...]

The Rolex Deepsea and 6 Other Extreme Dive Watches

Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea D-Blue

All divers' watches share certain characteristics that make them divers' watches: unidirectional rotating bezels, secure screw-down crowns, higher-than-typical water resistance. Some of these divers' … [Read more...]

The WatchTime Q&A: Jean-Claude Biver on the TAG Heuer Connected Watch

Jean-Claude Biver - Interview - LVMH

The biggest news in the watch world this week was the launch of the TAG Heuer Connected, a "smartwatch" developed by the Swiss brand in partnership with Google and Intel. (Click here for our detailed … [Read more...]

From Watch Anish: Highlights from WatchTime New York 2015

Watch Anish - wristshots - WTNY 2015

Our friends at watch lifestyle website helped make this year's WatchTime New York Event at Gotham Hall a huge success. Here is their report on the event — which they dubbed "the most … [Read more...]

Only Watch 2015 Auction Results: Another Record for Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe 5016A - Only Watch 2015

The sixth edition of the biennial Only Watch charity auction took place on November 7th at Geneva's La Réserve, with 44 one-of-a-kind timepieces, sold under the hammer of watch expert Aurel Bacs, … [Read more...]

James Bond’s New Watch: The Omega Seamaster 300 “SPECTRE” Limited Edition

OMEGA Seamaster 300 Spectre LE

"Does it do anything?" "It tells the time. We know you have trouble with punctuality." So goes the exchange between James Bond (Daniel Craig) and Q (Ben Whishaw) as Agent 007 is handed his newest … [Read more...]

Video: Jeff Kingston Explains the Difference Between a Tourbillon and Carrousel at Blancpain Manufacture

Blancpain Tourbillon Carrousel

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 … [Read more...]

Greubel Forsey Takes Top Prize at GPHG 2015; Full List of Prize-Winning Watches

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision

The 15th Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), known as the watch world's Oscars, took place October 28 at Geneva's Grand Théatre. A distinguished jury of 26 authoritative watch experts and … [Read more...]

Depths of Complexity: 5 Ultra-Complicated Dive Watches

Richard Mille RM 032

If your plan was to spend less money this year on watches, you might want to skip this article. Most mechanical dive watches are priced under $10,000 (even though the iconic Rolex Deepsea, … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: Diving into WatchTime New York 2015


If you are as much into dive watches as we are at, last week's WatchTime New York event offered at least 30 additional very good reasons to visit the show at Gotham Hall. And just … [Read more...]

Thompson Tells Watch-World War Stories at WatchTime New York Event


Veteran watch journalist Joe Thompson, editor-in-chief of WatchTime, entertained attendees at the WatchTime New York show last weekend with stories about his 38 years covering the watch … [Read more...]

New York State of Time: Scenes from WatchTime New York 2015


Over the weekend, WatchTime magazine held its first annual WatchTime New York event, dedicated to fine timepieces, with a long list of top watch brand exhibitors such as A. Lange & Söhne, Armin … [Read more...]

WatchTime New York: America’s Luxury Watch Show Draws More Than 700 Guests


WatchTime hosted its largest and most luxurious consumer event to date, WatchTime New York, on October 23rd and 24th at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall, drawing an enthusiastic crowd of more than 700 guests … [Read more...]

20 Brands, 20 Highlight Watches: Here’s What You’ll See at WatchTime New York 2015

WTNY watches

The wait is over! WatchTime New York, America's largest luxury watch show, starts tonight at Gotham Hall and features 20 sponsoring watch brands displaying their new timepieces for 2015. Scroll down … [Read more...]

Blancpain Watches: A Test and History of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms


WatchTime Spotlight:  Blancpain – A Test & History Of The Fifty Fathoms Fans of classic divers’ watches now have a unique opportunity to read our test of one of the most popular Blancpain … [Read more...]

10 Unique Watches Up for Auction at Only Watch 2015

Vacheron Constantin Metiers d'Art Mecaniques Ajouree Only Watch 2015

As watch-industry followers are surely aware by now, this fall will mark the sixth edition of Only Watch, a charity auction of unique timepieces whose proceeds benefit the Monaco Association against … [Read more...]

Dive Watches 101: What Did Divers Use Before Dive Watches?

Hard Hat Pocket Watch Case for divers

When Rolex and Blancpain launched their first wristwatches for divers in the early 1950s they did, in fact, create the archetype of the modern dive watch, thanks to the development of the … [Read more...]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2015: Blancpain Villeret Grande Date

Blancpain Villeret Big Date

We're only a month away from the start of America's Luxury Watch Show, WatchTime New York 2015, taking place October 23-24 at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall. (Click here for event details, including a … [Read more...]

Wake-Up Time: 5 Luxury Watches With Mechanical Alarms

Glashütte Original Senator Diary

They're not as sexy as tourbillons or as impressively complicated as perpetual calendars, but mechanical alarm watches may possess one of the more useful complications for a weary traveler or an … [Read more...]

Dive Watches 101: The Basics of the Rotating Divers’ Watch Bezel

Citizen Promaster 1000 bezel - submerged

In this article in our series on the basics of divers' watches, takes on what is probably most distinctive element of a dive watch: the rotating bezel. … [Read more...]

Bare Bones: 10 Interesting Skeleton Watches


In skeleton watches, the watchmaker strips the watch's dial and/or movement to their bare essentials, revealing as much of the watch's interior as possible. For watch aficonados who love the technical … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Asks: Which of These 5 Watches Would You Take to a Desert Island?


As summer begins to give way to fall, many of us may soon be longing for a trip to a desert island. Let's say one were to be stranded on such an island and only watch could come along. Which one to … [Read more...]

Dive Watch Wednesday: The Black List


Should you currently be on the lookout for a "stealthier" or black-on-black dive watch (and we can't think of a reason why you shouldn't be), we at have selected nine different … [Read more...]

Blancpain Celebrates the Art of Engraving at New York Flagship Boutique

Blancpain Villeret Shakudo dial

Last week, Blancpain’s U.S. Brand Manager, David Gely, brought one of the brand's master engravers to its New York City flagship boutique at 645 5th Avenue to host an intimate evening cocktail party … [Read more...]

WatchTime Reader Tour: Experience Haute Horlogerie In Germany And Switzerland


WatchTime offers an exclusive watchmaking journey you will never forget, from November 25 to December 3, in Switzerland and Germany. Not even the average German knows where Glashütte is located, … [Read more...]

Military Time: Watch Insider Presents 10 Watches With NATO Straps

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronographe

In recent years I've taken to "pimping out" my new and old watches, some of them military watches, by replacing their original straps with colorful NATO straps. New releases from recent Baselworld … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Presents Eight New Watches for Summertime Fun

Omega Seamaster Diver 300m ‘ETNZ’ Chrono

What do Alpina, Blancpain, Breitling, Longines, Omega, Oris, Rolex and Tudor have in common? Of course, they're all hoping to conquer the very limited and therefore precious space on your wrist, but … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronograph Watches: Are These The Best Chronographs?

Cartier Montre Calibre de Cartier

Top chronograph watches remain incredibly popular, even if most of us don't even use their signature chronograph watch functions. I am no exception; along with GMT/UTC functions, chronographs are one … [Read more...]