The Blancpain Blog is focused on the Manufacture and the timepieces created in Le Brassus and Le Sentier. My aim is to over time build a source that provides a comprehensive overview on the collections since the 1990s , share hands-on experience with the timepieces, showcase the watches with detailed and emotional photography and offer an opportunity to discuss your thoughts and ideas.

This blog is independent, but it receives support by Blancpain in terms of knowledge, access to the Manufacture and their representatives and the opportunity to capture their timepieces with my photography, of which I am very grateful for.

Please join the blog, enjoy and have fun. Together we can share our passion and build a source that over time accumulates knowledge accessible to collectors and enthusiasts. You can follow the blog (necessary for email alerts on new reports) and in addition register as a member, which gives you the opportunity to actively engage by commenting on blog posts and photos.

Get in contact and let me know which topics you are interested in, and I will do my best to capture those moving forward. Over time the Blancpain Blog shall build a solid database for existing and past references, so we get a comprehensive overview on the outstanding timepieces created in Le Brassus, Le Sentier and Paudex.

Learn more about the blog and find many helpful links here.

Please find all blog posts in sequence here , find the overview and shortcuts further below or explore the blog via the tag cloud.


Hands-on Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary  Hands-on Fifty Fathoms Tech Gombessa 
Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary   Overview 2023 novelties( last update May 11)
A first glance at a potential 2023 FF novelty   Hands-on titanium Bathyscaphe Sylt
Hands-on two new Bathyscaphe Chronographe 5200  Hands-on all titanium Bathyscaphe 5000
Hands-on two new Bathyscaphe 5054  Hands-on two new Air Command AC03 
Two-tone Bathyscaphe for Cortina Watch Cool blue: the Air Command AC02 titanium
Air Command AC03  Overview 2022 novelties (last update Sep 29)


Blog posts on the manufacture:

  Fifty Fathoms History documentary
Blancpain Virtual Tour A visit to Blancpain
The Vintage Atelier Metiers d’Art workshop


Some recent blog posts:

Hands-on with two rare Bathyscaphe models Flashback: Leman GMT Reveil 2041
Flashback: L’Evolution Grande Date 8 Jours The Fifty Fathoms 1953-2022
A perfect pair: two FF No Rad Collecting the 2100/Leman series
Flashback: Leman Quantieme Complet 2863 Revisiting an icon: Leman Aqua Lung Grande Date
Flashback: FF Tribute to Aqua Lung  A vintage marvel surfaces


For an overview on all (more than 100) released blog posts since the inception of the blog in 2018, follow these links:

Overview and shortcuts of all released blog posts by year

Overview and shortcuts of all released blog posts by topic


For all Blancpain aficionados: don’t miss out exploring the fabulous deconstructions of various Blancpain timepieces by The Naked Watchmaker, aka Peter Speake-Marin. As a courtesy granted by Peter, the Blancpain deconstructions are also featured on the Blancpain Blog. Below you find the direct links to the amazing reports by The Naked Watchmaker.


Blancpain Deconstructions by The Naked Watchmaker:

X-Fathoms Ref 5018
Villeret 8 Jours Quantieme Complet Ref 6639a
Villeret Squelete Ref 6633
Fifty Fathoms Ref 5015
Villeret Equation Marchante Quantieme Perpetuel Ref 6638
Vintage Fifty Fathoms
Vintage Rolls