“Only moving opposite the flow you will reach the crest of the wave,” this saying characterizes the work of the Swiss Blancpain company, which has producing lux-class watches for 3 centuries already. It was 280 years ago – when in 1735 Jehan-Jacques Blancpain from Villeret (Switzerland) opened a small watch workshop. By doing this he became the founder of one of the most popular brands in the world – he created the first luxurious Blancpain watches and was their designer, creator and salesman. Genial master’s business became an important part of life of the whole Blancpain dynasty. The company founder’s grandson – Jules Emile was a talented inventor, he invented and his son Frederic-Louis began to produce watches with the mechanic oscillator. It was he, a great believer in modernization, who transformed a simple workshop into a watch factory. After his death the history of Blancpain dynasty that has 13 generations truncated.
The friend of the Blancpain family Betty Fiechter purchased the factory in 1933 and made much for the original Blancpain watches with a low price to flourish further. The authority of the brand was so big that there even was an order from French Navy. Every undersea boatman must buy genuine Blancpain watches with warranty and shipping (Fifty Fathoms series is for underwater swimming), as they became an obligatory element of their outfit. In the middle of the 20th century it was decided to enter the Société suisse pour l’industrie horlogère (SSIH) – the most authoritative at that time corporation. As a result the release of Blancpain watches was increased twice.
The 70s years of the 20th century were difficult for watch manufacturers. Economic crisis, appearance of quartz watches – all this resulted in the collapse of many famous watch manufactures. Blancpain company was lucky: it was bought by Jean Biver and Jacques Piguet – the most authoritative specialists in the watch world. Biver decided to go opposite the trend: Blancpain has never produced and will never produce quartz watches; the direction is only mechanic watches. And what else: the watches of the most ancient world’s brand will be so that it will be possible to determine at first sight that these are elite masterpieces for chosen, pieces of art. And he did come up trumps! For example, no one in the world managed to surpass the most perfect watch released by the company in 1991 and having 740 details till today, moreover they have 6 classic complications at once.
Today all the Blancpain wrist watch collections are the pride of Swatch Group - the most prestigious watch holding in Switzerland. L-Evolution collection will please successful and confident men not only with avant-garde look (impressive bezel, original form of the overlaid numerals, adornment with “frost” pattern, multilayer dial that makes an impression of special depth), but also technical perfection. Fifty Fathoms line was created for those, who go in for diving. It is not surprising that Jacques-Yves Cousteau bought Blancpain watch for an excellent price and appreciated it greatly. The design of the watch says about masculinity and ingenuity of its owner. The range of models from Ladies Collection will catch the imagination of elegant and loving luxury real lady. Being generously encrusted with diamonds (there are models, where even dial is completely covered with them), with pearl dial that has not only a round form, but also a form of the heart these watches are also highly technical. Villeret Series will please lovers of classics. The collection named after the Swiss town Villeret, where the company was founded almost 3 centuries ago, implemented values announced by its founders: the most important is to preserve traditions, it means that there should be a combination of excellent design and mechanism perfection. This trade mark of brand watches increases the number of its admirers every year, that is why there are more people, who wish to buy authentic Blancpain watches for the best price, you can also buy them in our online watch shop. Leman collection was aimed at those, who prefer a dynamic way of life – successful people from metropolises, who like modern temp, sports, travelling.