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Blancpain

In 1735, Jehan-Jacques Blancpain opened a modest workshop on the second floor of his farmhouse in the Jura village of Villeret in Switzerland. These humble beginnings would form the foundation of what is now the world’s oldest existing watchmaker and one of the premier brands within the category of Swiss watchmaking.

Like most horologists at the time, Blancpain’s business was, at the beginning, a family affair: Jehan-Jacques’s son and siblings joined in the work at hand. After all, between the honing, polishing, design and assembly, the making of an innovative watch calls for all hands on deck. Since then, even given its deep history, Blancpain has remained a forward-looking brand.

At the end of the 18th century, Jehan-Jacques’s grandson David-Louis endeavored to turn the family business into an international one, traveling to cities across Europe to proffer the family’s distinctive timepieces, which were known for their roue de rencontre, or meeting wheel, escapements. By the early 1800s, Frédéric-Louis Blancpain, Jehan-Jacques’s great-grandson, had begun work on ultra-flat movements and implemented modern means of production at the factory. Soon, Blancpain built a two-story factory that further bolstered its production capacity.

In 1926, Blancpain partnered with British watchmaker John Harwood to produce the first automatic wristwatch, an innovation that had existed only in pocket watches at that point. Then nearly 30 years later, when the race to craft modern dive watches had gained speed and Rolex was unveiling its iconic Submariner, Blancpain introduced its Fifty Fathoms, a timepiece designed initially for the French Navy to be waterproof up to a depth of 50 fathoms.

After two centuries of family management, Blancpain left the hands of its namesake family in 1932, passing between a few owners before being acquired in 1961 by SSIH, the venerable Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogère, whose other subsidiaries include Omega and Tissot. SSIH would sell Blancpain to a member of another Swiss watch family, Jacques Piguet, in the early 1980s. In 2010, Piguet merged with Blancpain under the Swatch Group. Today, Blancpain maintains its painstaking attention to detail, producing fewer than 30 watches per day, each crafted by a single watchmaker.

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Elegant Blancpain Villeret Ladies Watch in Gold with Diamonds
By Blancpain
Located in Lucerne, CH
Blancpain Villeret manual winding women’s watch. Classic white dial with diamonds functioning as indexes. Ultra slim round case set with 48 brilliant-cut diamonds totalling 0.48 ct. ...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Blancpain

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Blancpain Leman Perpetual
By Blancpain
Located in Surfside, FL
ESTIMATED RETAIL $49,200 - YOUR PRICE $29,700 - Blancpain Leman Flyback Chrono Perpetual Calendar in 18k rose gold. Auto w/ flyback chronograph (with 30-minute and 12-hour counters) ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Blancpain

Blancpain LeMan 2763.1127A,11 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Blancpain
Located in New York, NY
Blancpain LeMan 2763.1127A,11 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel SKU: 108767 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Blancpain Model: LeMan Country of Origin: Switzerland Movement Type: Mechanical: Au...
Category

Early 2000s Blancpain

Materials

Stainless Steel

Blancpain Villeret Yellow Gold White Dial 0071-1418-55 Watch
By Blancpain
Located in London, GB
An 18k Yellow Gold Villeret Gents Wristwatch, white dial with roman numerals, a fixed 18k yellow gold bezel, a black leather strap with an original 18k yellow gold pin buckle, sapphi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Blancpain

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Swiss Pre-Owned Blancpain Self-Winding Automatic Diamond White Gold Ladies Watch
By Blancpain
Located in New York, NY
When it comes to describing Blancpain watches, two words are most often heard – innovation and tradition. Each of these is woven together in the fabric of the brand’s philosophy. In ...
Category

Early 2000s Blancpain

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Blancpain Heure Decentree Diamond Stainless Ladies Watch White Dial Automatic
By Blancpain
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Blancpain Heure Decentree Ladies Watch Model: 3650A 4528 55B No. 256 This authentic Blancpain watch has a stainless steel case with a white diamond dial. Case is 36.8 mm in diamet...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Blancpain

Materials

Diamond, Stainless Steel

Blancpain LeMan Moonphase 2763.1127A.11 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Blancpain
Located in New York, NY
Blancpain LeMan Moonphase 2763.1127A.11 Men's Watch in Stainless Steel SKU: 101578 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Blancpain Model: LeMan Moonphase Country of Origin: Switzerland Movement...
Category

2010s Blancpain

Materials

Stainless Steel

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique 5015 1130 52A Men's Watch Box Papers
By Blancpain
Located in New York, NY
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Automatique 5015 1130 52A Men's Watch. 45MM stainless steel case with stainless steel bezel with black Arabic numerals insert. Black dial with luminous steel ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Blancpain

Blancpain Le Brassus Perpetual Calendar Split Seconds Chronograph 18 Karat Gold
By Blancpain
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Ref: COM2293 Manufacturer: BlancPain Model: Le Brassus Model Ref: 4286P-3642-55B Age: Gender: Mens Complete With: Box, Manuals, Guarantee, Key, Pusher, Spare Strap Dial: White Roma...
Category

2010s Blancpain

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Blancpain Leman Flyback Stainless Steel Black Dial Automatic Ladies Watch 2385F
By Blancpain
Located in New York, NY
Pre-owned Blancpain Leman Flyback Chronograph Steel Black Dial Ladies Watch. This Watch has an Aftermarket Band and buckle. Minute, Seconds, and Hour Hands are Damaged as Seen in th...
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2010s Blancpain

Blancpain Platinum Watch and 18 Karat Diamond Bracelet, circa 1930s-1940s
By Blancpain
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Blancpain STYLE / REFERENCE: Art Deco / Dress Watch METAL / MATERIAL: Platinum + 18KT Diamonds CIRCA / YEAR: 1930 - 1940 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 23mm X 10mm MOVEMENT / CA...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Blancpain

Blancpain Leman 2102 Women's Watch in Stainless Steel
By Blancpain
Located in New York, NY
Blancpain Leman 2102 Women's Watch in Stainless Steel SKU: 109936 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Blancpain Model: Leman Country of Origin: Switzerland Movement Type: Mechanical: Automatic/Ki...
Category

Early 2000s Blancpain

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Blancpain Vintage 14 Karat White Gold & Diamond Ladies Watch with 18k Bracelet
By Blancpain
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: quartz Function: hours, minutes Case: 20mm round 14K white gold case, .60cttw diamond bezel, push pull crown Band: 18K white gold mesh style bracelet with safety clasp Dial...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Blancpain

Materials

Diamond, 14k Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Blancpain Villeret Small Seconds, Date and Power Reserve 6606-1127-55B
By Blancpain
Located in Greenwich, CT
Pre-owned in excellent condition Blancpain Villeret Small seconds, Date , Power Reserve, 40mm polished stainless steel case, white flat dial with applied stainless steel roman numera...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Blancpain

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Blancpain Villeret N° 17 Minute Repeater Platinum Mechanical Unworn
By Blancpain
Located in Geneva, CH
Blancpain Villeret Repetition Minutes in Platinum Reference n° 0033-3427-55A 33mm Size Limited Edition No°17 Very rare model in this condition Mechanical Movement 950 Platinum Case &...
Category

1990s Blancpain

Materials

Platinum

Blancpain Villeret Complete Calendar 8 Days Rose Gold Watch 6639 Box Papers
By Blancpain
Located in Atlanta, GA
Blancpain Villeret Complete Calendar 8 Days Rose Gold Watch 6639 Box Papers. Automatic self-winding movement. Functions: full calendar, moon phase, column wheel, date, day, hour, min...
Category

2010s Blancpain

Blancpain Leman Ultra Slim 2100 Automatic Mens Watch
By Blancpain
Located in Dallas, TX
Blancpain Leman Ultra Slim 2100 Automatic Mens Watch - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case (38mm diameter). White dial with date at 3 o'clock . Alligator strap with tang buckle...
Category

20th Century Blancpain

Blancpain Villeret 1180-3318-55 18K Yellow Gold Chronograph Unisex Watch
By Blancpain
Located in Miami, FL
Blancpain Villeret 1180-3318-55 18K Yellow Gold Chronograph Unisex Watch 34MM
Category

1990s Contemporary Blancpain

Materials

Yellow Gold

Blancpain Leman Tourbillon 18k White Gold
By Blancpain
Located in Surfside, FL
ESTIMATED RETAIL $135,000 - YOUR PRICE $48,900 - Blancpain Leman Tourbillon Chronograph in 18k white gold. Automatic movement under glass with chronograph, sub-seconds and tourbillon...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Blancpain

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Blancpain Leman Flyback Chronograph Men's Stainless Steel Watch 218F-1139
By Blancpain
Located in Dallas, TX
Blancpain Leman Flyback Chronograph Men's Stainless Steel Watch 218F-1139 - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case (38mm diameter). Black dial with white Arabic numerals; hour, minu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Blancpain

Blancpain Leman No1445 Stainless Steel White Dial Automatic Watch
By Blancpain
Located in Miami, FL
Blancpain Leman GMT in stainless steel on leather strap with deployant buckle. Auto w/ subseconds, date, dual time and day night. 36 mm case size. Ref 2160 1127 53B. Circa 2010s. Fin...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Blancpain

Blancpain Leman 2763.1127A.11 Men's Stainless Steel Triple Date Watch
By Blancpain
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Xupes Reference: COM002578 Manufacturer: Blancpain Model: Leman Model Variant: 0 Model Number: 2763.1127A.11 Age: 1990 Gender: Men Complete With: Blancpain Box Dial: White Roman Gla...
Category

1990s Blancpain

Materials

Stainless Steel

1940s Art Deco Blancpain 8 Carat Total Diamond and Platinum Ladies Wrist Watch
By Blancpain
Located in Hicksville, NY
Blancpain Diamond Wrist Watch - Platinum, Diamonds Features: 8.0 carats total Round Brilliant Diamonds Platinum 6 inch long Diamond Bracelet Watch width tapers from 8.5 - 5 millimet...
Category

Mid-20th Century Retro Blancpain

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Blancpain Ladies Platinum Diamond Bracelet Dress Wristwatch, circa 1940s
By Blancpain
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Blancpain Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Diamond Bracelet METAL / MATERIAL: Platinum CIRCA: 1940-1950's DIMENSIONS: 40mm X 14mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual Winding...
Category

Mid-20th Century Art Deco Blancpain

2012 Blancpain Villeret 5 Jours Platinum 6613-3403-55B Wristwatch
By Blancpain
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
Contemporary 2012 Blancpain Villeret 5 Jours Platinum 6613-3403-55B Wristwatch * *Complete with: Box, Manuals & Guarantee dated 15th July 2012 *Case Size: 42mm *Strap: Black Leat...
Category

2010s Blancpain

Materials

Platinum

Blancpain T & H-M Retro Yellow Gold Sapphire and Diamond Driver Ladies Watch
By Blancpain
Located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
Special retro 1940's ladies Blancpain watch designed in 14 karat yellow gold. Snake chain with polished center bar for potential sizing. Fold over clasp contains square sapphires and...
Category

1940s Retro Vintage Blancpain

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold

Blancpain Leman 2160-1127-53, White Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Blancpain
Located in Miami, FL
Blancpain Leman Reference #:2160-1127-53. Blancpain Leman GMT in stainless steel on leather strap with deployant buckle. Auto w/ subseconds, date, dual time and day night. 36 mm case...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Blancpain

Blancpain Stainless Steel Triple Calendar Bracelet Watch
By Blancpain
Located in New York, NY
Blancpain Leman Stainless Steel Triple Calendar Bracelet Watch with moon phases Circa 1990 Model/Reference: Léman Moon Phase Calibre: 6763, automatic White Dial Case No: 3368 Case: 3...
Category

1990s Blancpain

Materials

Stainless Steel

Blancpain Villeret Perpetual Calendar Platinum 6057-3442-55B
By Blancpain
Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
"Ref: COM2294 Manufacturer: BlancPain Model: Villeret Model Ref: 6057-3442-55B Age: 27th February 2010 Gender: Mens Complete With: Box, Manuals, Guarantee, Spare Strap Dial: White Ro...
Category

2010s Blancpain

Materials

Stainless Steel, Steel

Blancpain Ladies 14 Karat Solid Yellow Gold Art Deco Style Bracelet Watch, 1950s
By Blancpain
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Blancpain Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Open Link Bracelet METAL / MATERIAL: 14Kt. Yellow Gold DIMENSIONS: 18 mm X 14mm CIRCA: 1950's MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Manual...
Category

Mid-20th Century Art Deco Blancpain

Blancpain 18 Karat Gold Handmade Ladies Dress Watch circa 1950 New Condition
By Blancpain
Located in Long Beach, CA
FACTORY / HOUSE: Blancpain Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Ladies Bracelet Watch METAL / MATERIAL: 18kt White Gold CIRCA / YEAR: 1950's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 16mm X 8mm MOVEMENT / CALI...
Category

Mid-20th Century Modernist Blancpain

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

Blancpain Art Deco Platinum Diamond Wristwatch
By Blancpain
Located in London, GB
A Blancpain, Art Deco, platinum and diamond wristatch, with a white painted dial, with Art Deco indices, signed Blancpain, the square case is surrounded by diamonds. The shoulders ar...
Category

1930s Art Deco Vintage Blancpain

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Certified Authentic, Blancpain Villeret 5856, Blue Dial
By Blancpain
Located in Miami, FL
Blancpain Villeret Reference #:6595-1318. Blancpain Villeret Triple Date in 18k & stainless steel. Auto w/ date, day, month, moonphase and perpetual calendar. With box and papers. Re...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Blancpain

Blancpain Leman Tourbillon 18 Karat White Gold Automatic Watch
By Blancpain
Located in Miami, FL
Blancpain Leman Tourbillon Chronograph in 18k white gold. Automatic movement under glass with chronograph, sub-seconds and tourbillon. 38 mm case size. Fine Pre-owned Blancpain Watch...
Category

Early 2000s Modern Blancpain

Blancpain Villeret 6595-1318 18 Karat and Stainless Steel White Dial Automatic
By Blancpain
Located in Miami, FL
Blancpain Villeret Triple Date in 18k & stainless steel. Auto w/ date, day, month, moonphase. With box, papers, and booklets. 33mm case size. Ref 6595-1318. Circa 1993. Fine Pre-owne...
Category

1990s Modern Blancpain

Blancpain Villeret Grande Date Jour Retrograde 6668.1127.55B
By Blancpain
Located in Greenwich, CT
Blancpain Villeret Large Date Jour retrograde 40mm stainless steel case, white dial, Big date at 6 o’clock, and retrograde day display, automatic movement, caliber 6950J, 40 jewels...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Blancpain

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel

Blancpain Villeret Ultra Slim Retrograde Seconds Reference 6653Q-3642-55B
By Blancpain
Located in Greenwich, CT
Blancpain Villeret Retrograde Small Seconds, red gold 40mm x 10.5mm case, fixed red gold bezel, opaline dial with rose gold roman numeral hour markers and hands, calendar scale aroun...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Blancpain

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Blancpain Leman Chronograph Yellow Gold White Dial 2185-1418-63A
By Blancpain
Located in London, GB
A 38mm 18k Yellow Gold Leman Chronograph Gents Wristwatch, white dial with applied hour markers, 30 minute recorder at 3 0'clock, small seconds and date at 6 0'clock, 12 hour recorde...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Blancpain

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Flyback Rose Gold Chronograph Men's Watch 5085F
By Blancpain
Located in Atlanta, GA
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Flyback Rose Gold Chronograph Mens Watch 5085F. Automatic self-winding chronograph movement. 18K rose gold anti-magnetic case 45.0 mm in diameter. Case thickn...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Blancpain

Blancpain Villeret 6595-1318; Certified and Warranty
By Blancpain
Located in Miami, FL
Blancpain Villeret Reference #:6595-1318. Blancpain Villeret Triple Date in 18k & stainless steel. Auto w/ date, day, month, moonphase and perpetual calendar. With box, papers, and b...
Category

1990s Contemporary Blancpain

Blancpain Villeret 6595-1318, White Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Blancpain
Located in Miami, FL
Blancpain Villeret Reference #:6595-1318. Blancpain Villeret Triple Date in 18k & stainless steel. Auto w/ date, day, month, moonphase. With box, papers, and booklets. 33mm case size...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Blancpain

Blancpain Leman 2160-1127-53, White Dial, Certified and Warranty
By Blancpain
Located in Miami, FL
Blancpain Leman Reference #:2160-1127-53. Blancpain Leman GMT in stainless steel on leather strap with deployant buckle. Auto w/ subseconds, date, dual time and day night. 36 mm case...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Blancpain

Blancpain Leman Tourbillon Semainier Grande Date 2925--3642-53b Automatic Watch
By Blancpain
Located in London, GB
An 18k Rose Gold Leman Tourbillon Semainier Grande Date Gents Wristwatch, silver dial with applied hour markers, day at 3 0'clock, date at 6 0'clock, power reserve indicator at 9 0'c...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Blancpain

Materials

Rose Gold

Certified Authentic Blancpain Leman 9900, Missing Dial
By Blancpain
Located in Miami, FL
Blancpain Leman Reference #:2160-1127-53. Blancpain Leman GMT in stainless steel on leather strap with deployant buckle. Auto w/ subseconds, date, dual time and day night. Ref 2160 1...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Blancpain

Blancpain Rose Gold Silver Dial Leman Tourbillon Semainier Grande Date Watch
By Blancpain
Located in London, GB
An 18k Rose Gold Leman Tourbillon Semainier Grande Date 2925-3642-53B Gents Wristwatch, silver dial with applied hour markers, day at 3 0'clock, date at 6 0'clock, power reserve indi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Blancpain

Materials

Rose Gold

Blancpain Rose Gold Leman Tourbillon Semainier Grande Date 2925-3642-53B Watch
By Blancpain
Located in London, GB
An 18k Rose Gold Leman Tourbillon Semainier Grande Date Gents Wristwatch, silver dial with applied hour markers, day at 3 0'clock, date at 6 0'clock, power reserve indicator at 9 0'c...
Category

Early 2000s Blancpain

Materials

Rose Gold