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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Watches

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms watch is one of the coolest dive sport watches ever manufactured. The history behind this watch is what makes it so unique. Blancpain first created the Fifty Fathoms watch in 1954 for the French Navy. At the time a French Naval officer names Robert Maloubier was …

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Blancpain Leman Watches

The Blancpain Leman watch collection features an impressive variety of models and complications. Blancpain manufactures seventeen different versions of the Leman. The automatic version with its traditional round case, Roman numeral markers, and date window at six o’clock is truly a classic. This is a men’s dress watch that will …

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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 …

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Collecting Watches: How Many Do You Need?

The number of watches it takes to comprise a collection is a topic which sways mightily in the wind of opinion. Ultimately though, none of that matters – the simple truth is: the right amount is that which satisfies you. Whether 1, 100, or 1,000 only you know when you …

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You Are What You Wear….. Really?

People fall into 2 very distinct categories when trying to answer this question: people who don’t care and think about clothes and regard fashion and watches merely as functional utility items and those who are trying to say something about themselves by the things they wear. Its not to say …

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Simplicity and Purity is Back

Full Disclosure. I have always loved complicated watches. The notion of a watchmaker spending countless hours on the bench assembling a perpetual calendar, tourbillon or grand complication, for me, has always represented the epitome of fine watchmaking or as the Swiss say, haute horologerie. The latest trend in watchmaking is …

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About Blancpain Watches

I’ve had the chance to spend some time lately revisiting the current offerings of Blancpain, and getting re-familiarized (or perhaps just familiarized, period) with their pretty extensive catalog. If one wasn’t already keyed in to the fact that Blancpain is a serious watch Manufacture, viewing their outstanding lineup certainly gets …

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