Blancpain has complete freedom over the manufacturing of their movements, their cases, their dials – the entire design. It is due to their in-house manufacture that the Swiss company has become synonymous with quality, precision and performance. Nestled away in the Jura mountains on the French border, all Blancpain watches are created from start to finish in the Vallee de Joux – the cradle of Blancpain manufacture. Manual assembly of every part of a Blancpain movement and the meticulous attention to detail applied during the decorating process of every movement, together with refined hand applied finishes, all meld together to create the perfect recipe to success.
Between the years of 2006 and 2018, Blancpain created a total of 43 new innovative calibres. The movements, with generous power reserves are put on show through sapphire crystal glass exhibition casebacks, which grant the perfect view into the company’ world of haute horology. Complication watches, divers watches, classic watches, professional watches and racing watches are all part of the company’s portfolio since they launched in 1735. As an official UK stockist of Blancpain here at Owen & Robinson, our collection of timepieces reflects our passion for traditional watch manufacturer and our eye for true beauty. Here you can choose from rose gold Blancpain watches, chronograph watches, timepieces from the Fifty Fathoms watch collection, Ultra Slim Villeret watches and elegant Blancpain watches from the Women range.
The Fifty Fathoms watch collection is a line of timepieces dedicated to the enthusiastic diver. Whether professional or amateur, this stylish watch will appeal to those who like to take to the seas every now and again. The design of a Fifty Fathoms watch has an affinity with the water. Equipped withh a 300 meter water resistant case made from stainless steel, this robust watch can face any challenge. The dials are spacious, the indexes legible and of course, the colour-filled ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel enhances diver safety since it can only reduce diving time and not extend it, minimising the risk of underwater accents from happening.
The Villeret collection by Blancpain offers a completely different look. The cases are often crafted from luxurious materials like 18k rose gold and the dials are well proportioned and spacious for enhancing simple and easy time reading. These classic dress watches are perfect for those gentlemen in need of a timepiece that will forever look sophisticated upon the wrist. Some of the hand wound movements within this collection are incredibly slim since they go without the need of an automatic rotor which can often reduce the wearer’s view into the movement from the back of the case. These timepieces are perfect for combining with professional attire and will sit nicely underneath the cuff of a formal suit or such like.
The Women collection is of course, intended for female watch connoisseurs and collectors of Blancpain watches. The slender frames which are often showered in lavish diamonds, are balanced perfectly by minimalist dials. Other designs feature off-centre dials and elegantly crafted power reserve displays as well as beautiful diamond decoration and crisp Arabic numerals for the hour indexes.
It is Blancpain’s promise to their life-long collectors that every timepiece is of the same reliability and has been through the same stringent testing procedure. The movements that power these timepieces are first assembled and tested, then dismantled before being thoroughly cleaned and then reassembled once more. This thorough process ensures that the timepieces starts its official life on the wrist of its wearer for the very first time having passed every test possible to ensure a lifetime of reliability. Blancpain watches are famous for their beautiful aesthetics and their practicability, but also for having the ability to strike up a deep and special connection with the wearer upon the first wear. These exquisite timepieces with thus continue to soar in popularity as Blancpain move forward and grow their innovations further.