Blancpain, which has always been known for its long history and outstanding craftsmanship, has once again presented a series of watches combining traditional craftsmanship, innovative technology and eye-catching design at this year’s Basel World Watch & Jewellery Fair. The work highlights the brand’s extraordinary status as the world’s oldest watchmaking brand. Blancpain recently brought the new Basel 2013 exhibition in Hong Kong.
Various Blancpain masterpieces this year, including the Fifty Fathoms 50-inch diving watch series, the L-Evolution series full of high-tech elements, the classic and elegant Villeret series, and the Women’s Women’s Watch series showing femininity Arrived in Hong Kong, and held the Blancpain Central Ice Cream Store and the 1881 flagship store in Tsim Sha Tsui during the 10th and 14th July and the 19th July at the Blancpain 2013 Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Fair New Products Exhibition respectively. On display, collectors, connoisseurs and watch enthusiasts who love fine watches must not miss this event in the fine watch industry.
Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Men’s and Women’s Diver’s Watch
In 2013, the 60th anniversary of the birth of Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Fifty Fathoms, the new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe diversified watch, while paying tribute to the glorious tradition, in the future, leading the industry’s cutting-edge technology trend. The watch is equipped with Blancpain’s remarkable mechanical self-winding movement, and is especially equipped with a non-magnetic silicon spring. In addition, the brand is injecting another major technological innovation into the new timepiece: the Liquidmetal® depth gauge. This amorphous metal alloy prevents any deformation and ensures a perfect fit with the ceramic inner ring. Both materials are solid and durable, which significantly improves the scratch and scratch resistance of the bezel.
The high-tech sporty Blancpain L-Evolution series ushered in two new members combining cutting-edge materials and outstanding functions in 2013. Among them, the L-Evolution R large calendar watch is made of carbon fiber with a dark black dial background, which perfectly matches the large Arabic numerals 9, 12 and the large calendar display at 6 o’clock, making various information clear and easy to read and easy to grasp. In addition to the carbon fiber dial and large calendar, the L-Evolution R flyback large-calendar chronograph is also equipped with a ceramized titanium case and chronograph function, providing accurate timing for each extreme speed challenge.
Blancpain continues to add new works to the Villeret collection, which showcases the brand’s classic characteristics this year. The brand launched a men’s watch to celebrate the Year of the Renchen Dragon last year; this year, Blancpain continued to combine high-tech titanium and traditional gold-inlaid technology to outline the Chinese zodiac on the Villeret Damascus snake watch: The vivid gesture of the spirit snake coiled tree. On the other hand, Blancpain has been proud of the brand’s full calendar and moon phase two complex functions, adding a total of 192 hours of power reserve for 8 days, with snake-shaped blue steel hands, three-dimensional Roman numerals, etc. Classic design, Villeret 8-day power reserve watch creates another masterpiece. The simple design can also show extraordinaryness. The Villeret ultra-thin watch has an hour hand, a minute hand, a small second hand, a date and a 100-hour power reserve display on the creamy dial. It is also equipped with pure white diamonds weighing 1.19 carats on the bezel and dial, which proves Blancpain’s watchmaking. And the jewellery craftsmanship is unshakable as the king.
As a pioneer in the production of women’s watches with automatic movements, Blancpain has dedicated itself since 1930 to continuously launching new models tailored for contemporary women who are concerned about complex timing functions. Adhering to the watchmaking concept of ‘tradition and innovation’, Blancpain launched a new big calendar chronograph at the Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Fair.With its unique dial design and superb movement technology, Salute to modern women. This masterpiece has an elegant and luxurious appearance. The mother-of-pearl dial is set with gorgeous flash diamonds. Inside it is also equipped with Blancpain’s newly developed automatic winding movement, which perfectly realizes many complex functions. Other new works of Blancpain’s 2013 series also use precious materials such as diamonds and mother-of-pearl, and cooperate with the brand’s outstanding watchmaking technology.
More than 275 years of enduring tradition
Blancpain, founded by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in 1735, is the oldest watch brand in the world. Blancpain has always been committed to show a new look for mechanical watchmaking, and continued investment in talent and production equipment to ensure that watchmaking technology is passed on from generation to generation. This attitude is our strength and our long-term goal; even if it runs counter to today’s trend toward instant profits. Blancpain specializes in the development of watch movements, from the manufacture of parts to watch design. In the past seven years, Blancpain has developed 29 new movements. The Blancpain watch series retains the brand’s precise and elegant characteristics, while also showing a bright and innovative spirit. The brand watch series include the sporty L-evolution series, the legendary Fifty Fathoms diving watch series, the classic Villeret series, the Le Brassus series with complex functions, and the Women series designed for fashionable women.