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pictureFrom the very first pieces created in the 18th century to the prestige timepieces of today, the Manufacture Blancpain has built up a true tradition of innovation. Founded in 1735 in the heart of the Joux Valley, the cradle of Swiss watchmaking, Blancpain is the world’s oldest watchmaking brand. From the earliest years after Jehan-Jaques Blancpain had set up his workshop on the upper floor of his house in Villeret, his creations enjoyed outright success. By concentrating on top-of-range products, his heirs perpetuated his art, while modernizing their production methods. Building on a wealth of expertise, by the middle of the 19th century the House of Blancpain had become the most substantial enterprise in Villeret. 

pictureIn 2002, Marc A. Hayek became Chairman and CEO of Blancpain and gave fresh momentum to the Manufacture, which set out on a quest for excellence without ever departing from its precious inheritance. Considerable investments were made and the number of world premieres and patents grew dramatically with an impressive array of new movements. A custodian of watchmaking tradition, Blancpain nevertheless seeks to surprise by its spirit of innovation and taste for the provocative. Respect for our own watchmaking tradition is not seen as an obstacle to innovation. On the contrary, the past history of the Manufacture in Le Brassus is an inexhaustible source of ideas. Taking it as inspiration for pushing back limits is an ongoing challenge in our company. Blancpain’s constant innovations in the field of high-end watchmaking have brought vigorous expansion in their train, leading to verticalization of its production with the acquisition of the Frederick Piguet company in 2010. This complete mastery of the manufacturing process permits total freedom in the creation of movements, though always abiding by the aesthetic codes of the brand. With a high proportion of its components and tools designed and made in-house, training of specialists and craftsmen, manual assembly of each movement by a single watchmaker, and refined finishes carried out entirely by hand right down to the finest hidden details, the strength of the Manufacture lies in its capacity to create timepieces that are at once innovative and loyal to the grand Swiss watchmaking tradition.

www.blancpain.com 

From the very first pieces created in the 18th century to the prestige timepieces of today, the Manufacture Blancpain has built up a true tradition of innovation.


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pictureFrom the very first pieces created in the 18th century to the prestige timepieces of today, the Manufacture Blancpain has built up a true tradition of innovation. Founded in 1735 in the heart of the Joux Valley, the cradle of Swiss watchmaking, Blancpain is the world’s oldest watchmaking brand. From the earliest years after Jehan-Jaques Blancpain had set up his workshop on the upper floor of his house in Villeret, his creations enjoyed outright success. By concentrating on top-of-range products, his heirs perpetuated his art, while modernizing their production methods. Building on a wealth of expertise, by the middle of the 19th century the House of Blancpain had become the most substantial enterprise in Villeret. 

pictureIn 2002, Marc A. Hayek became Chairman and CEO of Blancpain and gave fresh momentum to the Manufacture, which set out on a quest for excellence without ever departing from its precious inheritance. Considerable investments were made and the number of world premieres and patents grew dramatically with an impressive array of new movements. A custodian of watchmaking tradition, Blancpain nevertheless seeks to surprise by its spirit of innovation and taste for the provocative. Respect for our own watchmaking tradition is not seen as an obstacle to innovation. On the contrary, the past history of the Manufacture in Le Brassus is an inexhaustible source of ideas. Taking it as inspiration for pushing back limits is an ongoing challenge in our company. Blancpain’s constant innovations in the field of high-end watchmaking have brought vigorous expansion in their train, leading to verticalization of its production with the acquisition of the Frederick Piguet company in 2010. This complete mastery of the manufacturing process permits total freedom in the creation of movements, though always abiding by the aesthetic codes of the brand. With a high proportion of its components and tools designed and made in-house, training of specialists and craftsmen, manual assembly of each movement by a single watchmaker, and refined finishes carried out entirely by hand right down to the finest hidden details, the strength of the Manufacture lies in its capacity to create timepieces that are at once innovative and loyal to the grand Swiss watchmaking tradition.

www.blancpain.com 

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