The Blancpain Blog will concentrate 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.

You will find photos and posts that are also featured on Instagram and in some leading watch fora like Timezone, PuristSPro, watchuseek and Watchlounge , shared under the name of shortys home.

Now, 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 or generating content in the soon to be added Blog Forum.

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.

Please find all blog posts here or explore the blog via the tag cloud.

latest blog posts:

Villeret GMT Reveil

The evolution of a dive watch

Villeret QC 8 Jours platinum

Villeret 8 Jours Demi-Fuseau Horaire

Two fellow enthusiasts going for a dive

Flashback: the 2003 Fifty Fathoms Anniversary

Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel Platinum 

Shortcuts to all released blog posts:

Villeret GMT Reveil   Evolution of a dive watch  Villeret QC 8 Jours platinum
Villeret Demi-Fuseau Horaire   X Fathoms on a dive  Flashback: FF Anniversary
Villeret QP Platinum    Flashback: the Trilogy series   Villeret GD Semainier 8 Jours
Flashback: Leman 2086 ATV  Sylt Gourmet Festival    Top 3 of 2018
Metiers d’Art Workshop  Bathyscaphe Sedna Gold   Fifty Fathoms Grande Date  
Bathyscaphe Bucherer Edition Blancpain Vintage Atelier L’Evolution GMT Reveil
 A Quantieme Complet Duo FF OC III on bracelet Motorsports & L’Evolution
At the 24h of Spa Special Event Gianluca Genoni Two Fifty Fathoms on bracelet
Fifty Fathoms OC III  Basel report – the booth Basel report – Villeret
Basel report – Fifty Fathoms Basel report – Tourbillon  Basel report – Bathyscaphe 70s
A visit to Blancpain Haute Cuisine & Haute Horlogerie Fifty Fathoms Titanium
Blancpain X Fathoms FF Tribute to MilSpec Bathyscaphe Ceramic blue dial

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 decontructions 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