Traditional Chinese Calendar Watch by Blancpain

An interesting new piece from Blancpain — and a reflection on the attention given to the Chinese consumer these days. With it, Blancpain lays claim to the first mechanical wristwatch equipped with a traditional Chinese calendar.

Baselworld 2012: Blancpain Villeret Collection

In 2012, the Blancpain Villeret collection welcomes its first model featuring a beautiful flinqué lacquered dial. Several layers of translucent blue lacquer applied to the dial create a rich depth effect, while preserving the pure lines of its most classic collection. The watch is housed in a 40mm white gold case, powered by the ultra-slim … Continued

Blancpain Saint-Valentin Chronograph 2012

Faithful to its annual rendezvous, Blancpain once again presents an exclusive creation for Valentine’s Day, the Saint-Valentin Chronograph 2012 . This limited series of 14 watches, each set with 2.95 carats of precious stones, offers a fresh take on the refined aesthetics of the Blancpain Women collection. With its diamond-set bezel and lugs, caseband set with … Continued

Blancpain X Fathoms Dive Watch

Renowned Swiss watchmaker Blancpain has unveiled the X Fathoms dive watch, the most high-performance mechanical diving watch ever produced. The waterproof masterpiece was launched on Tuesday (25 October) in the depths of the Aquarium at the Dubai Mall in the U.A.E. The new watch provides professional divers with all the accuracy of an electronic device, while … Continued

Luxury watchmakers follow the money to Asia

A measure of any Asian businessman is the time he keeps and, far more importantly, the watch he wears to mark it. A handshake can be soft or firm but will likely soon be followed by a glance to the wrist to see the watch wrapped around it, especially in China. A heavy slab of … Continued

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition

To celebrate the partnership between Lamborghini and luxury watchmaker Blancpain, the Italian automaker has just announced a new limited edition series of Gallardo LP570-4 Blancpain Edition cars The two marques are also behind the Super Trofeo racing series, which Lamborghini claims is the fastest spec racing series on today’s circuits The car features a revised … Continued

Swatch Group founder Nicolas Hayek dies at 82

Nicolas Hayek, chairman and former chief executive of the giant Swiss watch-manufacturing firm Swatch, has died. He was 82. As chairman of the Swatch group, Hayek cut a high profile in the world of Swiss watch-making and was one of the most well known Swiss business leaders. In the 1980s, he transformed two Swiss watchmakers … Continued

Three most luxurious watch brands revealed

According to a survey published April 27 by New York’s independent Luxury Institute, Blancpain, Vacheron Constantin, and Breguet are considered the three most prestigious watch brands by ‘high net-worth consumers.’ Despite not being widely known outside of timepiece connoisseurs, Swiss manufacturer Blancpain stood out as the most luxurious brand of the 33 featured in this … Continued

Blancpain Spécialités Tourbillon Diamants

Blancpain has announced the newest Spécialités Tourbillon Diamants, a 40mm men’s model with more than 20 carats of diamonds. Diamonds are clearly the theme of this over-the-top luxury timepiece—a theme that Blancpain takes with the utmost seriousness. The white gold three-piece case is set with 571 stones totaling 14.15 carats, and the dial adds another … Continued