Category: Blancpain

  • A Deep Dive watches on the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms for sale

    When you consider the quintessential dive watches, numerous different models probably come into mind. You might think of this Rolex Submariner, the OMEGA Seamaster, or even the Breitling Superocean. Still, the original dive watch optimized for professional sailors was the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. In 1950, the new CEO of both Blancpain and enthusiastic diver Jean-Jacques […]

  • Blancpain Fifty Fathoms: What You Need to Know About this Iconic Dive Watch

    The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms is perhaps one of the most iconic — if not the most iconic — dive watches in the world. It was also one of the most popular dive watches in the business, together with the Rolex Oyster plus a Panerai prototype. In reality, there’s always some differences of opinion as to […]

  • Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC

    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. The continuity of the original […]

  • Blancpain Speed Command Chronograph

    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 carbon fiber and the black […]

  • Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Blancpain Ocean Commitment II

    Blancpain has just announced a second version of the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph Ocean Commitment, which mostly notably features a new deep-blue colored ceramic case. Apart from the case, and the strap color, everything else is identical to the original model. Despite that, according to Blancpain, getting the color of the case to match […]

  • NYC Blancpain Watch Boutique

    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 in the country. For Blancpain, […]

  • Blancpain Carrousel Répétition Minutes Le Brassus

    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 a tourbillon, negates the effects […]

  • Blancpain Carrousel Sapphire

    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 illusion that the movement is […]

  • Blancpain X Fathoms

    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 indicates, the depth gauge works […]

  • Baselworld: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

    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 dial comes in meteor grey […]

  • Blancpain Villeret Grand Date Hands-On

    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 polished, matching the polished hands […]

  • Blancpain Traditional Chinese Calendar for Only Watch

    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, month with indication of leap […]