WELCOME TO A BLOG ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO BLANCPAIN TIMEPIECES


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.

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… and maybe a blog forum. Help me decide and please let me know whether you would welcome a forum on the blog.

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.

2020 novelties:

Constantly updated overview based on press releases

Blog posts on the manufacture:

A visit to Blancpain

The Vintage Atelier

Metiers d’Art workshop

 Recent blog posts:

The spectrum of Haute Horlogerie aesthetics

Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel on leap day

Flashback: the Leman series (part 3)

Villeret Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel

Fifty Fathoms Nageurs de combat

Hands-on with the new Air Command

Shortcuts to all released blog posts:

    Aesthetic spectrum Haute Horlogerie   
Villeret Quantieme Perpetuel   Flashback: the Leman series (part 3)  Calendrier Chinois Traditionnel   
Flashback: 2100 Half Hunter   FF Nageurs de combat  Seasons Greetings
Hands-on new Air Command Villeret Ultraplate Platinum  Villeret Mouvement Inverse  
The Blancpain Ladybird  Ocean Commitment timepieces Blancpain for Only Watch 
Fifty Fathoms Barakuda  Two Annual Calendars  FF 5015 overview 
Blancpain 500 Fathoms  Bathyscaphe for Hodinkee  A conversation with Eric Singer 
Flashback: the Leman series (part 2) Villeret Squelete 8 Jours  Flashback: the Leman series (part 1)
2019 novelties conclusions  Fifty Fathoms titanium  Fifty Fathoms RG blue ceramic
New Villeret timepieces Fifty Fathoms Barakuda   FF Nageurs de combat  
The new Air Command  The 2019 novelties overview  Bathyscaphe Jour Date 70s 
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 deconstructions are also featured on the Blancpain Blog. Below you find the direct links to the amazing reports by The Naked Watchmaker.

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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