Blancpain has a storied history with the Fifty Fathoms line of diving watches dating back to 1953, the same year the Rolex Submariner came out, backed up by an impressive archive of timepieces. However, unlike the Submariner, the original Fifty Fathoms models have been largely replaced by contemporary Bathyscaphe versions. […]

Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC

Blancpain has just introduced a model called the Speed Command Chronograph. It is presented in a 45 mm diameter case made of a satin brushed DLC treated stainless steel that. It features Blancpain’s signature sapphire bezel, in this case, it is of the bi-directional variety. The dial is made of […]

Blancpain Speed Command Chronograph

Last week, I had a chance to visit the flagship US Blancpain boutique. It is located in Midtown Manhattan, on Madison Avenue, between 66th and 67th Street. The boutique is fairly small, at about 1000 square feet, but within that space, they probably have the widest selection of Blancpain watches […]

NYC Blancpain Watch Boutique

This is the Blancpain Carrousel Répétition Minutes Le Brassus, which is the second part of an ongoing collector series, called Le Brassus, paying homage to the small town where Blancpain’s manufacture is located. Two years ago, Blancpain presented the Le Brassus one-minute carrousel movement, a world’s first (a carrousel, like […]

Blancpain Carrousel Répétition Minutes Le Brassus

Introduced at Baselworld 2010, the Blancpain Carrousel Sapphire is quite an impressive timepiece. It features a rose gold case with a sapphire crystal on the front, back and on both sides of the case. It even features a sapphire crystal in place of the plates and dial, which creates the […]

Blancpain Carrousel Sapphire

Blancpain has just introduced what they claim to be the most high-performance mechanical dive watch in the world. The X Fathom’s coolest feature is a mechanical depth gauge, shown in the central of the dial via a display with “0-90” markings in yellow and a dedicated hand. As the display […]

Blancpain X Fathoms

Blancpain’s big introduction at Baselworld this year was the new vintage inspired Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe. It is presented in a 43 mm x 13.4 mm case and comes in your choice of brushed satin steel for $10,500 or ceramized titanium for $12,000. Functions include hours, minutes, seconds and date. The […]

Baselworld: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

This is a hands-on look at the Blancpain Villeret Grand Date, which we previewed before Baselworld. The Grand Date is available in either 18K red gold or stainless steel. The case measures 40 mm in diameter by 10.88 mm in thickness and features a stepped bezel. The case is fully […]

Blancpain Villeret Grand Date Hands-On

Blancpain presents a one-off Traditional Chinese Calendar for Only Watch 2015. Housed inside a 45 mm diameter red gold case is a highly complicated movement that powers hours, minutes and a Gregorian calendar (typical calendar), as well as the indications of the Chinese calendar that include: traditional double-hour indication, day, […]

Blancpain Traditional Chinese Calendar for Only Watch

Master Blancpain Engraver at work Inside the Blancpain flagship boutique on 5th Avenue Blancpain boutique at 645 5th Ave Blancpain US Brand Manager, David Gely, giving addressing guests Grand Date Aqua Lung in red gold (Ref. 2850B-1130A-64B) Fifty Fathoms Automatic in red gold Bathyscaphe (Ref. 5000-1110-NAKA) Blancpain US brand manager […]

PHOTO REPORT: Blancpain Engraving

Like the Bathyscaphe Chronograph Flyback Ocean Commitment that debuted in 2014, this year Blancpain launched a plasma grey ceramic version of the three-hand Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, with the same deep blue dial and bezel. Distinguished by the matte grey plasma ceramic case – that measures 43.60 mm x 13.83 mm […]

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Hands-On