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.

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Men’s Dress Watches

Omega De Ville Tresor - White Gold

As the watch world prepares for new releases at Baselworld 2015, we revisit my year-end "Top 10" lists for 2014, all originally posted on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. We have already looked at my favorite new chronograph watches. This time, the focus is on last year's top dress watches for men. … [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...]


Bare Bones: 10 Interesting Skeleton Watches

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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 skeleton watch fans who love the technical "openwork" artistry that goes into skeleton watchmaking, these timepieces give them a detailed look at a watch's inner workings. Below we take a look at 10 skeleton watches introduced in recent years. … [Read more...]


Wake-Up Time: 5 Luxury Watches With Mechanical Alarms

Glashutte 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 overworked executive who might need a little reminder about that big board meeting. In a way, it's curious that more watch brands haven't embraced them. Here are five worth noting. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches From Baselworld 2014

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph

With the start of Baselworld 2015 just over a month away, I thought now would be an ideal time to look back on my personal favorite watches from last year's Baselworld, first published on my blog, Watch-Insider.com. Let me know if you agree with my choices (listed here in alphabetical order) and feel free to share your own favorites in the comments box below. … [Read more...]


Military Time: Watch Insider Presents 10 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 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 watches. … [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...]


Close-Up: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe pair

At Baselworld 2013, two iconic sport watches — the Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Carrera — celebrated their 50th birthdays with new models, while another historic watch brand, one with "50" in its name, celebrated its 60th. Blancpain's influential Fifty Fathoms divers' watch, now an entire collection, went back to the basics of its 1953 creation with the release of the vintage-inspired Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe. … [Read more...]


Dive Watch Wednesday: 6 Dive Watches for Gold Hunters

Rolex Submariner - YG

As dive watches are supposed to be "tool watches," you’d normally expect them to be made in stainless steel or titanium. Maybe in carbon fiber or ceramic, if you are looking for something more avant-garde, or even in bronze if you are interested in a more nostalgic or organic look. While gold certainly isn’t considered the most obvious choice for a dive watch (and in fact imparts certain limitations to the maximum water resistance of a case), the precious metal currently seems to be … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2015 Preview: Blancpain Villeret Grand Date

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In advance of Baselworld in March, Blancpain has announced one of its new debuts scheduled for the watch fair. This year the brand will add a new watch to the Villeret Collection: the Blancpain Villeret Grand Date. It will be the first big-date watch in the Villeret line, and it recasts a caliber that Blancpain presented in 2005. … [Read more...]


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

Seiko Marinemaster bezel submerged

In the third part of this series on the basics of divers' watches, DiveintoWatches.com takes on what is probably most distinctive element of a dive watch: the rotating bezel. … [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...]


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...]


Watch Insider: 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

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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...]


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...]