Founded in 1735 by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain, the initial workshop for this brand was set up in the upper floor of his home at Villeret, which is in present-day Bernese Jura. When he recorded his name in the property register of this municipality, he created the establishment that is now the oldest watchmaking brand in the world. Even in the early years, this watch brand celebrated huge successes. The company was passed from generation to generation, always remaining in the family, and by the mid-part of the 19th century, the House of Blancpain had become the most significant enterprise in all of Villeret. In 1932, family ownership finally ended. Today, Blancpain is owned and managed by the Swatch Group.
Part of the appeal of the Blancpain brand is the rich history it has and the innovations that have come forth through the decades. Due to the dedication to innovation and always growing the brand, there has been a vigorous expansion of this brand. Blancpain is known for popular collections such as the Fifty Fathoms and Leman. Today, it is a coveted watch brand around the globe and one that is known for precision design, superior timekeeping, and amazing styles.
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms In the sixty-plus years since the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms set the standards for dive watches, note that many of its features remain codified within ISO dive watch standards. For instance, the original Blancpain models featured a locking bezel in order to check the dive time and the remaining air reserve. This became […]