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Blancpain's 2014 Novelties Premiered in NYC

June 24, 2014 | Blancpain, Hands-On

Luncheon on the rooftop terrace at the Nomad Hotel with Blancpain

Last Thursday, Blancpain had an intimate luncheon on the rooftop terrace of the Nomad Hotel, where Blancpain’s US Brand President, Adam Bossi, presented US press with all of their 2014 novelties. After his presentation, we had a chance to try on, photograph and discuss the timepieces, all while enjoying a delicious lunch that was specially prepared for Blancpain, under the supervision of Michellin 3-Star Chef Daniel Humm.


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Baselworld: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

May 10, 2013 | Baselworld, Blancpain, Hands-On

Baselworld: Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

Blancpain’s big introduction at Baselworld this year was the new vintage inspired Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe. It is presented in a 43 mm x 13.4 mm case and comes in your choice of brushed satin steel for $10,500 or ceramized titanium for $12,000.


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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms - Unsigned

May 7, 2012 | Blancpain, Dive Time

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms - Unsigned

LIP Blancpain watches were not the first dive watches on the market when they were introduced in 1953. They were, however, the most modern dive wristwatches at that time. The reliability and compactness of Fifty Fathoms models, which were originally designed for military use, became legendary. The reputation earned them the right to be used by armies such as French Navy, Czech, Polish, German federal, some Nordic countries, and also by the US Navy (SEAL, under water demolition team, Frogman).


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Blancpain X Fathoms

October 25, 2011 | Blancpain, Dive Time

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Blancpain has just introduced what they claim to be the most high performance mechanical dive watch in the world.


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Blancpain Vintage Dive Watch Exhibit

May 2, 2011 | Baselworld, Blancpain

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Earlier this year, Blancpain held a traveling vintage exhibition that consisted of more than 50 historic Blancpain dive watches, as a Tribute to Fifty Fathoms. The exhibit was displayed during Baselworld 2011, which is where I was able to take photos of some of the most important and collectible timepieces.


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Blancpain Carrousel Sapphire

May 27, 2010 | Blancpain

Blancpain Carrousel Sapphire

Introduced at Baselworld 2010, the Blancpain Carrousel Sapphire is quite an impressive timepiece. It features a rose gold case with a sapphire crystal on the front, back and on both sides of the case. It even features a sapphire crystal in place of the plates and dial, which creates the illusion that the movement is floating inside the case. It looks really cool in person. Another key feature, is the carrousel movement (a "carrousel" improves accuracy by negating gravity's effects, much like a tourbillon).


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