Blancpain is a top watch brand from Switzerland, among similar brands. Perhaps Blancpain is not as loud as Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet. But Blancpain’s contribution to the watchmaking industry is no less than that of the aforementioned brands. Of course, the people who can contact this grade of watches are very people, and they know a little about watches. But we still want to focus on the Blancpain watch brand, I believe you only need five minutes to understand how the Blancpain watch!
Blancpain history and contribution are irreplaceable!
Blancpain is a pioneer in the entire watchmaking industry. In 1735, the Swiss Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in the Jurassic Mountains of Western Switzerland (Vallee de
Joux, this is the place where countless outstanding watchmaking companies were born, and even today it can be called the ‘heart’ area of the Swiss watchmaking industry.) The establishment of a watchmaking workshop is important because it is the world’s first A registered watch brand also marks that the Swiss watch industry has entered the ‘brand era’ from the ‘artisan era’.
Blancpain has also contributed significantly to industry innovation and revolution. In 1815, the great-grandson of Mr. Jehan-Jacques, Frédéric-Louis
Blancpain took charge of the family business of Blancpain. Under his leadership, the use of I-wheel escapements replaced the crown-wheel escapements. This change brought major innovations to the watchmaking industry and prompted machinery The modernization of watch production methods has transformed the traditional manual workshop into a mass-produced watch factory, which has promoted the watchmaking industry from the workshop era to the factory era.
A look at Blancpain’s complex watchmaking skills
Blancpain is one of the few watch brands in the world that can design, develop, manufacture, assemble and sell all of them independently. At the same time, as an important member of the top luxury watchmaking brands, it has a deep understanding of complex functions. Regardless of top-level complex functions such as three questions, a perpetual calendar, or a tourbillon, Blancpain’s skills are not comparable to the average brand. In addition, the major product series produced by Blancpain such as the Brassos series, the Leman series, the VILLERET series, the handed down series, the fifty-pink series, etc. basically have top configurations including tourbillon, perpetual calendar, three questions and so on. This watch also shows that Blancpain’s watchmaking technology is really unusual.
Blancpain has made many important contributions to the manufacture of mechanical watches. For example, a representative piece of Blancpain was the 1735 watch, which was called the ‘watch king’ at that time. This watch was launched in 1991. After the impact of the quartz watch, it was a period when it was in the ascendant. At that time, it seemed to be the most complicated watch in the world. It brought together all the top-level complex functions, including the minute repeater, tourbillon, perpetual calendar, moon phase and double-tracking hands. The core is so complicated that the watchmaker needs more than a year to complete the assembly. Therefore, Blancpain has an important leading position in the field of complex functions.
Blancpain Classic 50
The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms watch is one of Blancpain’s most classic works. I believe many watch friends know Blancpain through this watch. According to our words, the Fifty Fathoms is like a benchmark for Blancpain. Even though the overall evaluation of this watch is not as good as its competitor Rolex Water Ghost, it also conquers the hearts of many watch fans because of its distinctive personality characteristics.
In addition to its distinctive features, the Fifty Fathoms are also irreplaceable in the watchmaking industry! Although the Rolex Submariner is the most popular diving watch, the Fifty Fathoms are the first real meaning in the world. Diving watch. The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms watch was first introduced in 1952 and began mass production in 1953.
Developed by the requirements of the Combat Elite Diving Force, as they needed a reliable watch that they could wear while performing missions in the deep sea. And Rolex’s response was very fast, the classic ‘Water Ghost’ was launched, but it was still one step behind the fifty. Even if the water ghost can be the boss in the industry, but because of his late birth, the status of the ancestor of the diving watch will never be achieved!
After reading the introduction above, have you already gained a deeper understanding of Blancpain? Blancpain’s contribution to the watchmaking industry is very great, and it has played a role of ‘pioneer’ in many technologies. No one can compare! But no matter how good the results are, they only represent the past. It’s like a person can’t just live in the past forever. Today, Blancpain has not relaxed the pursuit of higher watchmaking technology. Through continuous innovation, I believe that Blancpain watches will always be famous in history!