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Blancpain Watches

Brief Brand History for :

In 1735, Jehan-Jacques Blancpain founded the business to which he lends his name in Villeret, Switzerland. In 1926, Blancpain was the first company to bring an automatic watch to the French market. The last member of the Blancpain family to manage the company did so until 1932, at which time the business was sold and changed names. The newly formed “Rayville-Blancpain” joined the SSIH, a group of Swiss watchmakers, in the early 1960s. The quartz crisis of the 1970s uprooted the Swiss watch industry and forced SSIH to sell many assets, including the Rayville-Blancpain name, which landed in the capable hands of Jean-Claude Biver and Jacques Piguet. The new owners revitalized the company in Le Brassus, Switzerland, where they produced high complications such as split second chronographs, tourbillons, and repeaters. The Swatch Group acquired Blancpain in 1992. The famous movement maker Frédéric Piguet SA merged with Blancpain in 2010. Consequently, Blancpain’s watches feature in-house movements. It also is notable that Blancpain does not use an assembly line production; rather, each watchmaker assembles a watch from start to finish.

Product Line Overview:

Blancpain Men's 'Le Brassus' reflects the brand flawlessly; stylish with intricate and outstanding movements. 'Le Brassus' includes; 'Complete Calendar GMT','Perpetual Calendar Split-Second Flyback Chronograph','Tourbillon Split-Second Flyback Chronograph', and 'Carrousel Repetition Minutes Le Brassus' (Karrusel). 'Karrusel' features a new grand complication; the minute repeater's 'Cathedral Gong' striking mechanism creates extra-long and richly superior sounding rings.

Blancpain 'Leman' is named after Lake Leman, and carries seventeen variations in Steel, Titanium, Rose and White Gold. 'Leman' features complications like the Complete Calendar, Moon Phase, Double Time Zone, Flyback Chrono Grande Date, GMT Alarm, Flyback Chrono Perpetual, Tourbillon, Minute Repeater, the Leman Patented Water-Resistance System, and the aforementioned 'Cathedral Gong'. Blancpain's Leman also features some beautiful women's models, including gorgeous diamond designs.

'L-Evolution by Blancpain is distinguished by over-size Roman numeral hour markers at 9 and 3 o'clock, and partially open dials. Sporty and ultra-modern, models include; Tourbillon ('L-Evolution Tourbillon GMT 8 Jours'), 'Alarm Watch' ('L-Evolution Reveil GMT'), Moon Phase ('L-Evolution Phase de Lune 8 Jours'), the Ultra-Slim ('L-Evolution Automatique 8 Jours'), Flyback Chrono ('L-Evolution Super Trofeo Flyback Chronograph'), and Karrusel ('L-Evolution, Carrousel Volant Une Minute'). Also Sporty and extremely popular, Blancpain's 'Sport' features many hip yet elegant designs featuring GMT, Tourbillon and Flyback Chrono complications, most well-known of 'Sport' models is 'Fifty Fathoms'.

Also popular are Blancpain's 'Villeret' Moon phase, GMT, Chronograph, Tourbillon, Minute Repeater and Ultra Slim models. 'Villeret' is a classic favorite with both men & women. Also for the ladies, Blancpain's Women's line features many gorgeous and elegant timepieces.

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