Blancpain - Dubai
Blancpain is a luxury swiatch watch manufacturing company that was founded in the year 1735 by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain. He started making watches in the village of Villeret in Switzerland. The company went into bankruptcy and was on the verge of closure when it was taken over by Jean Claude Biver. Blancpain is now owned by the Swatch Group.
Blancpain has never produced quartz watches and they are of the opinion that they will not do so even in the future. Blancpain produces less than 10,000 watches a year and each watch is made by a single watchmaker from the start to the finish. The expert watchmakers at Blancpain were working on a new challenge – merging the ultra-slim movement, the moon phase calendar, the perpetual calendar, the split-second chronograph, the Tourbillon, and the minute repeater into a single construction. And, after 6 years of painstaking efforts and after facing a number of defeats they could succeed in doing that. Blancpain has earned the reputation of creating one of the most complicated mechanical watches ever to be made – the Blancpain 1735 which comprises of 745 components. It is a limited edition watch and only 30 pieces have been made. Another famous watch produced by them is Fifty-Fathoms which has been selected by the United States Navy. Blancpain lives up to its reputation of manufacturing the most complicated timepieces such as the Flyback Rattrapante, Equation Marchanate, and Le Brassus.
The Blancpain Watch Company has one distinguishing feature – since 1735 it has never produced a quartz watch and it says it never will. Blancpain watches have been manufactured in the traditional gold standard style and in the shape of a circle. The company has a tremendous devotion to the mechanical wrist watch. Some of Blancpain’s well known products are a manual wind wrist watch called R 1106 which has a 100 hour winding reserve; an 18k ‘Half Hunter’ wrist watch which has a hinged sapphire crystal back; and of course, the magnificent 1735.
You must take a look at some of the wonderful collections from Blancpain.
* The Camelia Chronograph Ladies Watch has a stainless steel case, a white crocodile leather strap, and a white dial.
* The Leman GMT Alarm Men’s Watch contains a stainless steel case and bracelet, polished stainless steel fixed bezel, white dial with 3 sub-dials, date display, and self-winding automatic movement.
* The Fifty Fathoms Flyback Chronograph is an incredible watch with a 18k rose gold anti-magnetic case with a black fabric bracelet, 18k rose gold bezel with black PVD coating, black dial with luminous hands and hour markers, and chronograph with three sub-dials.
* The Leman Grande Rose Gold Tourbillon Men’s Watch has a 18k gold case, brown crocodile leather strap, silver dial, and 18k Rose gold bezel.
At Blancpain you will find that graduates from some the best watch-making schools are recruited. They do not have an assembly line production. Each worker is assigned a watch, and he works on it from the beginning to the end.
And, probably that is how Blancpain produces masterpieces. People residing in Dubai can buy their Blancpain watches at the Dubai Mall.