People always show admiration when it comes to fashion. Different industries developed various products from clothing wear to fashion accessories, fulfilling every person’s dream of having a luxurious lifestyle. Each product was marketed depending on its purpose and functionality.
Wristwatches, on the other hand, is one of the trendiest gadgets in the list of fashion accessories. Swiss brands have always been the masters in watchmaking, a company like Blancpain is by far one of the oldest and most renowned watch brands around the world.
The brand’s exceptional products are one of the best in terms of reliability, durability, luxury, and aesthetics. Made with elegance, they continuously produced innovative timepieces to ensure they preserve the company’s heritage.
The History of Blancpain
Blancpain is a Swiss watch brand founded by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in 1735. He set up his workshop in his own house in Switzerland. Decades later, the company began a partnership with John Harwood in 1926 and started to market the first automatic wristwatches.
Being one of the oldest surviving watch manufacturing companies, Blancpain is the legend in producing the most exquisite and elegant watches. Their unique lines of timepieces are renowned in the watchmaking industry. The following are the top 4 Blancpain series.
The Legendary Fifty Fathoms
In 1953, Blancpain introduced its most popular watch collection, the Fifty Fathoms. It is the legendary watch invented by Captain Robert Maloubier and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud, in collaboration with Jehan-Jacques Fiechter, the CEO of Blancpain. Together, they created a legendary collection of ultimate diving watches.
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms watch is the first-ever timepiece with a one-way rotating bezel feature. During the company’s 60th-anniversary celebration of the Fifty Fathoms series, they introduced an all-new Bathyscaphe watch. The overall design comes in a stainless steel composition. The United States Navy also selected this timepiece as an issue to their divers.
The Women Collection
Blancpain has manufactured some of the most exquisite women’s wristwatches from 1930 until today. Their Women’s Watch Series is a watch collection equipped with graceful touches and horological complications for a more feminine display. This set of watches is the first-ever self-winding timepieces made for women.
The 3300Z-3544-55B-ULTRAPLATE model is by far the most popular women’s watch in this collection. This elegant timepiece is ultra-slim and featured with an 18ct white gold round case, bezel set with two rows of diamonds, and sapphire back, which makes it highly resistant to water. The folding clasp also has a pretty sophisticated look.
The Villeret Collection
The Blancpain Villeret Collection is a series of watches introduced at the 2010 Basel Fair. Its debut respects the company’s heritage and reflects upon the traditional watchmaking values. This collection has what it takes to define the distinctions of being a classic.
The most popular design of the Villeret collection is the 6654-1127-55b model. This watch comes in thin profiles with double-stepped round bezels, black alligator leather strap, and stainless steel case. The white dial features medium-sized Roman numeral figures. Its specific design maneuvers make this watch undoubtedly symmetrical.
The L-evolution Series
In association with the Super Trofeo racing series, Lamborghini and Blancpain collaborated to create a series of ultimate sports watches. The L-evolution collection is one of the most highly recommended choices for professional racing drivers.
Blancpain released a limited-edition sports watch intended to keep a classic Lamborghini-like design in mind, the L-evolution Chronograph Flyback à Rattrapante Grande Date. This watch features carbon fiber accents on its profiles along with the red aluminum casing. The dial and date display are both oversized to enhance visibility.
Even being entitled as one of the world’s oldest watch brands, Blancpain remains to manufacture unique lines of watches. They continue to invest in production technology, research, and human resource to preserve its spot as a top-tier brand in the watchmaking