One of the oldest surviving watchmakers, Blancpain has been producing timepieces since 1735 in Switzerland. In 1926, Blancpain partnered with John Harwood to market the first automatic wristwatch.

Watch of the Day: Montblanc Heritage Collection

By Michael Weare on March 26, 2020

Inspired by historical Minerva classic wristwatches from the 1940s and ’50s and the spirit of neo-dandy style: the Montblanc Heritage Collection.

Blancpain Villeret GMT Date

By Michael Weare on June 24, 2019

Blancpain’s latest Villeret piece is the Villeret GMT Date model. It has the refined appearance typical of all the models in the collection and is remarkably...

Blancpain Revives the Barakuda As New 500-Piece Limited Edition

By Justin Mastine-Frost on May 21, 2019

With so many pulling "inspiration" out of the air as they launch new watches, it's always a pleasure to see a brand like Blancpain digging...

Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar for the Year of the Pig

By Michael Weare on January 21, 2019

Blancpain's Traditional Chinese Calendar combines the fundamental principles of the age-old lunisolar calendar from Chinese tradition with the date according to the Gregorian calendar. To...

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique 5015 Titanium Version

By Michael Weare on January 4, 2019

Blancpain is offering a new version of its famous Fifty Fathoms Automatique model which now combines an ebony-black color with a satin-brushed titanium case. Lightweight,...

Blancpain’s Traditional Chinese Calendar Limited-Edition For The Year of the Dog

By Michael Weare on January 4, 2018

Blancpain presents a new limited-edition 50-piece only edition of its world-exclusive wristwatch equipped with a traditional Chinese calendar to celebrate the coming lunar New Year...

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Flyback Chronograph

By Michael Weare on October 17, 2016

Under the label Blancpain Ocean Commitment, Blancpain’s commitment to the underwater world took on a new dimension in 2014 together with the collaborative gathering of...

Baselworld 2016: Blancpain Live Report

By Bhanu Chopra on March 31, 2016

Blancpain was on board the stainless steel trend and unveiled the Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT in steel.  The hands as well as the hour-markers match...

Baselworld 2016: Blancpain Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT

By Michael Weare on March 16, 2016

Just released at Baselworld, the Villeret Quantième Annuel GMT appears for the first time with a stainless steel case, which combines with the white dial...

Baselworld 2016: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscape

By Michael Weare on

The famous and much admired Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe appears for the first time in a plasma gray ceramic case. The three-hand model of the Fifty...