Another breathtaking timepiece from Blancpain, the Women Jour Nuit Watch. This feminine beauty is powered with the in-house exclusive caliber 1163 which incorporates two retrograde indications. The exquisite finishing and decoration is impeccable for this movement and the winding rotor decorated with the sun motif, moon and stars is just spectacular. The firmament has been enlarged so the view is enhanced through the sapphire case back.
Since the 1980’s the complete calendar moonphase timepieces have been a signature for the Blancpain brand. The design of the timepiece is marvelous, showcasing the day of the week and month in windows, and the date is detailed by an accented blued serpentine shaped hand. The moon phase sits at 6 o’clock, and is an elegant and classic arrangement that has been extremely successful for the brand and takes the style of vintage watches.
This version of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe collection first appeared in the case of plasma-gray ceramic. Blancpain brand presented a new version of one of its key models: Bathyscaphe Fifty Fathoms with deep blue dial, reminiscent of the depths of the ocean. It complements the plasma-gray ceramic bezel, fitted with ceramic inserts with blue liquid metal tags (Liquidmetal®), alloy avoids deformation. The case itself - a focus on the technology used in the development of plasma-gray ceramic production method which allows us to give the color of the noble metal shade. Plasma-gray ceramic chronograph has already been used in the Bathyscaphe - Commitment to the ocean, which was introduced in 2014.
The start of XVIII century was marked by the birth of the watch industry. The young watchmaker Jehan-Jacques Blanpen (Jehan-Jacques Blancpain) prophetically praised the broad prospects of the manufacturing industry and in 1735 founded a watchmaking company Blancpain. He has equipped his first studio right in his own home in the town of Villeret.
Certainly a watch can reflect the character and personality of the wearer, and is an accessory that gets noticed by the majority. So in choosing a special watch, you want to find one that is a true piece of art, a creation that is unique, shows skilled workmanship and a heritage that is built on quality and precision. The Blancpain Tourbillon Diamants Timepiece is a testament to great artisanship, and fits the description of spectacular.
This amazing creation is one of the most expensive timepieces every made, and certainly could be classified as jewelry as much as a watch. Luxury is apparent on this watch from the 480 diamonds encrusted on the white gold case to the seven day power reserve and water-resistant feature. The 58 carat beauty is stunning from the first glance. The dial is adorned with baguette diamonds that are set in a brick like design and set in the 40mm case. The white gold bracelet is set with even more sparkling stones, 42 carats that fit the arm in a dazzling fashion. The brand calibre 25A movement features a self-winding movement made of 239 parts.
A wonderful new timepiece introduced by Blancpain is the Pulsometer in the Villeret collection. A classsic style that features the new high-beat automatic caliber and the flyback chronograph function. Following the namesake, the cambered enamel dial showcases the scale and allows the owner to check a heart rate simply and with ease. Certainly the timepiece is suited perfectly for medical professionals, it is an exquisite choice for anyone.
The elegant timepiece is perfect fit for the 43.6mm red gold case. The new made in-house automatic movement was crafted in Le Brassus, Switzerland and is beating at a frequency of 36,000 vph, and a diameter of only 13 lignes. Comprised of 322 parts, a silicon balance spring included and equipped with a vertical clutch, this watch is precision at it's best. One of the highlights of this piece is the beautiful scale that surrounds the outer periphery of the dial.
Blancpain has somewhat of an advantage in that it has the ability to develop and produce its own movements, which really opens the door for creative excellence. That freedom, coupled with tradition, innovation and a history of expertise has helped to deliver the new Quantieme Perpetual 8 Jours Watch Hands-On, a new perpetual calendar, endowed with an 8 day power reserve and moon phase as well as small seconds.
While the exquisite timepiece might seem simple and classic, it is aesthetically beautiful, using precious metals to their utmost perfection. The 42mm diameter case is available in 18k red gold, or a limited number platinum edition and finished with either a chocolate brown alligator strap or mesh bracelet. Equipped with the new self-winding Calibre 5939A the movement is comprised of 379 parts, is 7.25mm thick and allows adjustments of the day, date, month and moon-phase indications.
A new release of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique 5015 has been introduced, the foundation of the brands sporty dive watch collection. The design of this Swiss diver timepiece is excellent, it delivers quality, reliability, character and advanced technology. While the watch is actually water resistant to more than the name suggests, the name was derived from the original dating back to the middle of the 20th century. There was a definite push during this time from all the main brands to test the limits on the sports diving timepieces.
During the 1950's the first dive watch was created and while it was developed for professional use, it was also available for the general public that just liked the sporty look. It might seem strange since this timepiece is probably one of the only designs that transcends to normal life without any changes. People like the design, they like the functions, it is just a very usable timepiece that works well for work or play. This latest generation is just a clever update to the traditional beauty that has existed since the original design.
In 1735 school teacher turned watchmaker, Jehan-Jacques Blancpain, began the Blancpain watchmaking company in the Jura village of Villeret, Switzerland. He set up a workshop in the second story of this home, beginning what is now the world's oldest brand in the business of timepiece creation. The company was successful from early on, and continued throughout the years by his heirs. In 1815, his great-grandson - Frederic-Louis, head of the family business, at the time - updated & modernized their workshop. He also introduced an innovation into their world, by replacing the crown-wheel mechanism with a cylinder escapement. They do not create quartz timepieces, nor those with digital displays. They produce fewer timepieces than other companies - less than 30 per day, with each being made by a single watchmaker.
Blancpain's Saint Valentin collection is an annual production for women - always an interesting interpretation of love, paying homage to love and to lovers - which they began creating yearly, on Valentine's day, in 2001. The movement for these pieces is a Swiss Made Self-Winding Mechanical Calibre 1150, which has a power reserve of 100 hours.
Created in 1953, this timepiece has been the archetypal modern diver's watch since its inception, and is now presented once again in a men's and women's more modern version. Blancpain's Bathyscaphe celebrates 60 years of Fifty Fathoms. Designed with the same sultry, sexy and dark exterior, this watch much like Christian Grey has a lineage that spans more than half a century.
Marc A. Hayek, President & CEO of the brand was instrumental in recognizing a group of people that played important roles in the development of the original timepiece, in the discovery of the ocean, and of course in being the divers that find the watch a necessary part of their wardrobe. At the anniversary event, these people gathered to remember the journey and recognize the technical innovations that have crafted these reinterpretations.