Blancpain

Founder: The company was founded in 1735 by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain.


Country: Switzerland


History: After a long period of bankruptcy the company re-emerged and introduced roller winding in the case which was brilliant at the time. In 1953, Blancpain’s watch called Fifty Fathoms was worn by Jacques Cousteau and bought by several nations for military use. Three years later, the smallest automatic movement in the world was made in the Ladybird model. Adding to this record collection, Blancpain made other advances in the field of watchmaking. To sum up their inventive greatness, in 1991 the watch Blancpain 1735 became the most complex watch ever made because it contained a tourbillon, minute repeater, perpetual calendar and split chronograph. Only 30 watches worldwide were made. Blancpain is widely known for continuously making “worlds first” models that push the limits of excellence and engineering.

 

Timeline & Accomplishments:

 

   1735 → Company was founded by Jehan-Jaques Blancpain
   1853 → Created the first Perpetual Calendar
   1983 → Invented the smallest self-winding movement showing the phases of the moon
   1987 → Invented the coupling-clutch, then from that created the worlds smallest and slimmest chronograph movement
   2008 → Created the Caliber 225 with the worlds first carrousel to have a 100-hour power reserve.

 

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