Blancpain Watches

Blancpain is one of the finest timepiece manufacturers in the world. The company was founded in 1735 in Le Brassus Switzerland. Blancpain is now owned by the Luxury watch company Swatch Group. The Swatch Group is run by the Hyack family, and they have made a significant investment to make Blancpain one of the leading fine timepiece brands in the world. Blancpain manufactures four collections of timepieces: Le Brassus, Villeret, Leman, Specialites.

Blancpain Le Brassus Carrousel

We will begin by looking at the Le Brassus Collection. The Le Brassus features a classic round case shape and is available in six different versions. The GMT version includes a date, day, GMT, month, moon phase, perpetual calendar and sweep second. The split seconds chrono has the same case and includes a split chrono, date window and power reserve indicator. The Perpetual Calendar Le Brassus displays the day, month, date, and moon phases. The Tourbillon model is the finest timepiece made by Blancpain. The Minute Repeater model features a perpetual calendar and a minute repeater that strikes on demand at the hour, quarter hour and minute.

Blancpain Villeret 12 Day Flying Tourbillon

The Blancpain Villeret is an ultra slim dress watch for men. The Villeret is available in a chronograph, minute repeater, moon phase, perpetual calendar, and a tourbillon version. This elegant timepiece is made in gold and platinum. Blancpain’s Leman collection is a less formal sports watch that can be worn in an office as well. The Leman, like the Villeret, also comes in different versions including a chronograph, perpetual calendar, and a tourbillon version.

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Ocean Blue LE

Blancpain’s Specialites collection features some of the finest sport watches made. The Fifty Fathoms watch is a true dive watch. The Fifty Fathoms features large luminescent hands, a date window, a rotating bezel and screw down crown. This watch is water resistant to 300 meters. The Flyback Chronograph model shares the same case as the Fifty Fathoms and is water resistant to 100 meters. And the Specialites GMT tracks two time zones with a second hour hand and 24 hour markings on the bezel.

About Steve

Stephen Culcasi’s passion is for fine timepieces. He discovered his love of fine watches when he entered the industry ten years ago and brings extensive experience in retail management and private client service to Lussori. Stephen takes pride in the impressive selection of timepieces offered at Lussori which is located on Ocean Avenue in Carmel, California and has a keen eye for spotting new trends. His clients make up a who’s who list of celebrities, high profile business people, and respected collectors worldwide. Stephen holds a bachelors degree from Cal State Long beach. He enjoys restoring antique cars and photography.

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