Category: Blancpain

Why are Swiss Watches Prized?

Categories: Audermars Piguet, Blancpain, Breitling, Doxa, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Movado, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Richard Mille, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Zenith

Swiss watches are at the peak of the industry. Why? Because almost every important innovation in wristwatch technology was born in Switzerland, including the first water-proof watch, the first chronograph, the first automatic, the first quartz watch, the first featuring … Read More

More Scenes from Baselworld 2014

Categories: Baselworld, Blancpain, Breitling, Other, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Swiss Watch News

As Baselworld kicks into high gear, we’re back to bring our readers a little closer to the action. Here’s a few new photos from the world’s premiere watch fair. The show runs through April 3, 2014 and offers a unique overview … Read More

Icon Reimagined: Blancpain’s New Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe a Hit at Baselworld

Categories: Baselworld, Blancpain, Swiss Watch News, Watch Reviews

The Fifty Fathoms by Blancpain has long been an iconic trend-setter and inspiration for many diver’s watches. At Baselworld last week, Blancpain celebrated the timepiece’s 60th anniversary by releasing the vintage-inspired Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe. The watch features variants for both … Read More

Baselworld 2013 in Photos: Day One

Categories: Baselworld, Blancpain, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands

The world’s biggest watch event, Baselworld, officially opened its doors Thursday. Here’s an inside look at some of the scenes from the event and the dramatic new exhibition hall. We think the Blancpain pavilion, pictured above, is especially dramatic. Among … Read More

How the Swatch Group Dominates the Swiss Watch Industry

Categories: Blancpain, Brand Profiles, Breguet, Omega, Other, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Swatch, Swiss Watch News, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia

While we may like to imagine a Swiss watchmaker fusing art and engineering together in the rare air of an Alpine village with a mountain view, that reality is long gone. These days one firm lords over all others: the … Read More

Swatch Purchases Harry Winston for $750 Million

Categories: Blancpain, Breguet, Omega, Other, Swiss Watch News

The Swatch Group announced Monday that it will acquire the watch and jewelry business of luxury purveyor Harry Winston. The $750 million cash purchase also includes an assumption of $250 million in debt. The acquisition is the largest in Swatch Group’s … Read More

Our 3 Favorite Swiss Watch Launches at Baselworld 2012

Categories: Baselworld, Blancpain, Other Swiss Watch Brands, TAG Heuer, Watch Reviews, Watch Tech, Zenith

The Swiss watch industry is booming and that means there were more launches than ever at Baselworld this year. That makes picking our favorites tougher than ever but here are the three we nominate as the best of the best … Read More

Swiss Court: Swatch Group Can Reduce Watch Part Supplies

Categories: Blancpain, Omega, Swatch, Swiss Watch News

In late December, a Swiss court decided that the Swatch Group—owner of brands such as Omega, Hamiliton, Rado, Tissot, Blancpain, and many others—can reduce deliveries of watch components beginning in 2012, rejecting arguments from rivals who said such a move … Read More

Swatch Group CEO: USA Is ‘Third-World’ Watch Country

Categories: Blancpain, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Swatch

In an extraordinarily frank interview with Joe Thompson in the June 2011 edition of WatchTime, Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek Jr. says the state of watch retailing in America is “at the level of a third-world country.” Hayek throws the … Read More

The 3 Big Watch Trends from Baselworld 2011

Categories: Baselworld, Blancpain, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Swiss Watch News, Watch Trends

This is the last in a series of posts that takes a look back at the world’s biggest and most important watch show in 2011. Here’s an overview of some of the timepiece trends that emerged in Baselworld this year. … Read More