Innovation is at the heart of Blancpain. But their constant technological advances are never at the expense of the heart and soul passion that their benchmark quality timepieces inspire. Blancpain’s tradition of fine manufacture watchmaking stretches back to 1735 and continues strongly today. Discover the many and varied worlds of Blancpain through Time+Tide.

Would you rock a $100,000 rose-gold tourbillon for cave diving? Meet the man who does…

When it comes to watches, I am continuously torn between the two extremes of my personality. On one side there’s my inner OCD stress-head who agonises over every hairline scratch. But then there’s the side of me that yearns for a spot of adventure. Reconciling the two isn’t always easy. We all love to read about scratched-up Submariners with cracked, faded bezels that were regularly employed in professional diving.  But the reality is that most of us care as deeply…

VIDEO: A deep dive with Jeffrey Kingston, the man behind the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms documentary

If you love dive watches, Jeffrey Kingston is a name you should be familiar with. He literally wrote the book on the first early dive watches produced by Blancpain and has been a knowledgable fixture in the watch world for nearly two decades. Before he focused his attention on horological scholarship, Kingston was a successful anti-trust lawyer in the technology industry successfully taking cases against giants such as Microsoft. His most recent project is a feature-length Blancpain Fifty Fathoms documentary…

INTRODUCING: The Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad Limited Edition

Limited editions of Blancpain divers are hot commodities in today’s marketplace, so when they are announced it’s best to act fast if you’re looking to secure one for your collection. They also have the added benefit of speaking to a wider spectrum of wrists, taking on a smaller 40.3mm case diameter reserved for limited editions. The Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad Limited Edition is a tribute to the brand’s famed Fifty Fathoms that proudly boasted the fact that…

Ox-fresh: Celebrate Chinese New Year with wristworn art from Blancpain to Swatch

The Swiss maisons are at it again, bringing their entire arsenal of craftsmanship to celebrate the Chinese New Year. As we all know, the Chinese market is huge and a great reason for watch brands to bring out the big guns. By big guns, however, we really mean the opposite here, as tiny instruments and loupes are dusted off to bring artisanal handmade details to the forefront and start off 2021 with an artful bang. Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit…

Can we all just admit that “erotic watches” are cringeworthy and embarrassing?

Some chapters of our sexual lives are best left behind – so why aren’t erotic watches dead and buried?  This question sprung to mind last week after reports of Conor McGregor’s latest watch purchase that we wrote about here. In case you missed it, one of the pieces the UFC fighter bought was the Jacob & Co Rasputin Diamond Erotic Minute Repeater Watch, a $1.5m USD timepiece smothered with nearly 30 carats worth of sparklers over the case and dial. …