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.

2020/2021 novelties:

  Hands-on Air Command AC02
Hands-on Bathyscaphe Titanium  Tribute to FF No Rad Only Watch 2021 
Hands-on with the Tribute to FF No Rad  Overview 2021 novelties (last update Nov 9)
Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC for Hodinkee A reflection on the 2020 novelties
Hands-on Villeret Boutique edition Hands-on Bathyscaphe Chronographe
Hands-on Bathyscaphe Day Date Desert Hands-on with the Bathyscaphe Mokarran
Hands-on Bathyscaphe Sedna gold ‘Blue’ The Bathyscaphe Mokarran Special Edition
Hands-on with the 38mm Villeret novelties Hands-on with the FF titanium bracelet
Hands-on with two Villeret novelties Press releases 2020


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:

Bathyscaphe QC on X-70 bracelet Flashback: the “unicorn” Bathyscaphe
Watch service photo documentation An extrovert dive instrument: the 500 Fathoms
Villeret Grande Date Jours Retrograde Strap options
The all titanium Fifty Fathoms 5015 blue Cross-generational FF family gathering


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