Blancpain

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 watchtime.com 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.

The New 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' watches, however, go the extra mile (or fathom), with cases that can descend to 3,000 or even 4,000 meters, chronographs operable at incredible depths, or high-tech depth gauge devices built into their mechanical movements. Below, we take a look at seven of these "extreme" dive watches and what sets … [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 models like the Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Carrera, which both turned 50 in 2013. Below we take a look at 10 recently released watches with designs influenced by motorsports. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

Girard-Perregaux_Constant-Escapement

On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, all released within the past few years, that have most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking prowess. This list of ultra-technical watches will be updated whenever we stumble upon a new extraordinary watch. Here are 17, with photos and very brief descriptions. Leave a comment at the end of this post if you want to add your own favorites. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Wednesday: 5 Ultra-Complicated Dive Watches

Richard Mille RM032

If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to spend less money this year on watches, you might want to skip this week’s edition of Dive Watch Wednesday: Most mechanical dive watches are priced under $10,000 (even though the iconic Rolex Deepsea, Sea-Dweller, and Submariner watches, as well as many Blancpain Fifty Fathoms models, might go for a bit more nowadays), but there are several types of fascinating dive watches that go way beyond that. … [Read more...]


Dive Watches 101: How Swatch Helped Rescue the Dive Watch

Swatch Scuba SDK103 Hypocampus

The quartz watch revolution (aka "quartz crisis") of the 1970s affected not only the watch industry in general, but also, of course, the dive watch category within it. Considering the number of model launches, innovations and constant improvements to such watches in the 1960s and the first half of the '70s, the '80s and early '90s were a rather dark time for dive watches by comparison. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Specials: My 5 Top Dive Watches from Baselworld and Beyond

Omega Seamaster 300

Every year, Diveintowatches.com tries to cope with the rather difficult task of creating something like a "best in show" list of the new dive watches presented at the Baselworld watch fair. Scroll down to compare my top five dive watches from this year's Baselworld to my final list of top five dive watches from all the new models introduced this year. … [Read more...]


Video: Blancpain Bathyscaphe Ocean Commitment

Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Chrono

In the January-February 2015 issue of Watchtime, we conduct an in-depth watch test of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronograph and also offer readers a glimpse of a new, blue-dialed limited-edition version of that watch. Scroll down to watch the official product video of the Blancpain Ocean Commitment Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches From Baselworld 2014

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph

With Baselworld 2015 starting soon, I have as usual assembled my personal list of favorite watches from the 2014 show for you. In the coming days and weeks, on Watch-Insider.com, I will publish lists that are more rational and technical than emotional, but for now, here are the top 10 watches from Baselworld 2014 that I most liked and would likely buy. … [Read more...]


A Look Back At Baselworld 2014: 19 Interesting New Watches We’ve Seen

Omega Speedmaster Mark II

Scores of new timepieces have been making their world debuts at Baselworld 2014. Here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on. Take a look back at Baselworld 2014 and rediscover some of the year's most interesting novelties. … [Read more...]


Blancpain Villeret Réveil GMT

Blancpain Villeret Reveil GMT

What could be more useful to a frequent-flying globetrotter than a watch that tells the time in two time zones? How about a watch that tells the time in two time zones and has an alarm that can wake him up as his plane is landing? That's what Blancpain offers up here with its new Blancpain Villeret Réveil GMT, this week's Watch to Watch. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Men’s Dress Watches

Omega De Ville Tresor - White Gold

For all dress watch fans out there I have started assembling my annual Top 10 dress and style watches list for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. We have already looked at my favorite new chronograph watches. This time, the focus is on the year's top dress watches for men and top dress watch brands. … [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 WatchTime.com. Here we collect photos of some of these timepieces, all of which have been introduced and/or released within the past few years, as downloadable wallpaper for your desktop. Click each photo for the larger image. … [Read more...]


7 Standout Tourbillon Watches Launched This Year

Arnold & Son Royal TEC1

Today marks the birthday of the patent for Abraham Louis-Breguet's most famous invention, the tourbillon, so what better time to re-visit our post-Baselworld 2014 feature on this year's most interesting, clever, and daring variations on the now-ubiquitous tourbillon watch? Scroll down to get the scoop on seven notable new tourbillon watches making their debut this year. … [Read more...]


Gifts for Her: 25 Ladies’ Watches from WatchTime.com and Watch Insider

VDay_ALS_460150

With the holiday season almost over, some of you might still be seeking out a gift for the lady in your life, or you were so kind to buy her a gift card from her favorite jeweler? Why not share with her your passion for fine watches? We've decided to make your search a bit easier by gathering several of our  articles on ladies' watches all in one place. Follow the links below, where we highlight interesting ladies' watches to narrow down your gift options. … [Read more...]


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

Island

Winter is here, and the chilly temperatures have put me — and, I'd guess, many of you — in mind of a desert island. Let's say one were to be stranded on such an island and only watch could come along. Which one to take? I know — not an easy decision for a watch lover. But how about if I narrow it down? … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Wish List: 28 Watch Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

Rolex GMT-Master II - side

Many of you are probably considering buying a watch anytime soon, either as a gift for a loved one or as reward for yourselves. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me what watch I would recommend, here are my personal selections of watches to give as gifts for your loved ones or for yourselves. … [Read more...]


Audio: Watch Insider Interviews 10 Watch-Brand VIPs at Baselworld 2014

Linz and Omega's Urquhart

Our "Watch Insider," Alexander Linz, had a busy Baselworld 2014, running around to photograph new products and interview some of the watch world's biggest movers and shakers. Below you'll find links to audio files of the interviews, conducted for WatchTime's sister blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]


Military Time: Watch Insider Presents 10 Military Watches With NATO Straps

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chrono

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. At this year's Baselworld, I found that I may have helped start a military watches trend, as I saw many new watches that had these military-style cloth straps as original equipment. In this article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I showcase 10 of these military watches. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Chronographs for 2014

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph Ceramic

As we approach the end of 2014, I have started assembling my annual Top 10 Watches list in various categories for my blog, Watch-Insider.com. First up are my favorite new chronograph watches that debuted this year. … [Read more...]


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 mass-market and inexpensive to pricey and high-end, now makes at least one black-on-black model. Here are 17 watches that are clad in black from head to toe. … [Read more...]