Blancpain is the oldest watch company name, originally founded in 1735 in the Swiss Jura by Jehan-Jacques
Blancpain is known for making watches that pushed the absolute limits achievable by precision machines and the human hand.
Today, Blancpain continues to push the boundaries of what this combination can achieve with such challenging complications as equations of time and eight-day tourbillon movements. Blancpain collections and timepieces can be found in our Oxford Street, Knightsbridge, and Regent Street Watches of Switzerland UK showrooms and in our Watches of Switzerland showroom in Plano, Texas. Blancpain were the pioneers in dive watches and their CEO Jean-Jacques Fiechter worked with the famous undersea explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau in the 1950’s to define what a dive watch should be in terms of legibility, water resistance and functionality. The resulting Fifty Fathoms timepiece has been a staple of the collection for decades – a testament to the original design.
Our internal Blancpain experts are highly trained in the heritage and history of the brand in order to convey its rich history to interested clients. In 2021 it featured within our ‘Divers’ pop-up campaign in our Knightsbridge Watches of Switzerland showroom, as well as being a part of our newly created themed photoshoot activity, along with other prestigious brands. To celebrate this, and to provide an immersive experience, we hosted clients for the evening, showcasing their heritage divers’ pieces from their archives.