In 1735, the Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty in China ascended the throne, and he loved to hide and hide. He did not know how many strange treasures he hid in his life. But I’m afraid there is no such thing as a better watch than a watch. In view of the special origin of Qianlong and clocks, more than 270 years later, Blancpain, a famous watch brand from the Jurassic Mountains in Switzerland, launched a watch with the theme of Chinese and Forbidden City culture and donated it to the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City kept this watch in the Clock Museum, and put it together with the watch that Qianlong once loved. This special watch is called ‘Balpe Qiankun Caruso’ and will be the first modern watch to be hidden from the Palace Museum.
Opportunity coincides. In the year Qianlong ascended the throne, Blancpain was born, linked to its brand. This is undoubtedly the most memorable piece in the history of watches and clocks. Due to the emergence of Blancpain, the Swiss watch industry has thus entered the ‘brand era’ from the ‘artisan era’: it has completed the birth of modern trade standards-the world’s first A registered watch brand. However, the reality is not as good as imagined. The conditions for the founder of Blancpain, Jehan-Jacques Blancpain, are undoubtedly simple in the early days of brand creation. He registered his profession as a watchmaker in a small town and worked in a house built in 1636 that initially served as a mail relay station. Looking back on this journey, it seems like a start to the waves, but it brings far-reaching significance to future generations.
After the efforts of several generations of members of the family, Blancpain expanded its business to all over Europe in 1815, and in that year set up a small watch factory, which laid the foundation for Blancpain’s enduring prosperity for nearly two centuries. At that time, Blancpain watch manufacturing had become the largest and most prosperous industry in the area. The Blancpain family also introduced an escapement for the watch-a design that almost all Swiss mechanical watches use today, and specifically gives women’s watches a unique design. It is worth mentioning: Since the birth of Blancpain in 1735, no matter how the technology changes, the brand has always adhered to the production method of manual mechanical watches, has not been added to the production of flow, and its production process is full of The nature smells in the mountains.
When Blancpain stepped into the 20th century, it has become a spotlight in the global watch field at that time. This fact can be felt from a series of brilliant achievements: In 1931, according to the requirements of the world’s famous French jewelry design manufacturer, Blancpain produced the famous ROLLS self-winding watch; in 1950, the famous Blancpain diving watch was worn on the wrists of the crew of Jacques Cousteau, because of a documentary film ‘The Silent World’ reflecting the marine world. And won the Cannes Film Festival Awards; In 1956, Blancpain launched the world’s smallest mechanical watch ‘Lady Bird’, swept the world aristocracy, and was favored by ladies at that time. Both celebrities, nobles and high society respect Blancpain.
In 1983, Blancpain officially joined the world-renowned SMH group, which revealed a brand new milestone for the development of the brand. In less than a year after joining the SMH group, Blancpain pioneered another world-renowned watch: the world’s smallest mechanical watch that can display the moon phase profit and loss, week, month and date, and Launch of a moon phase watch designed for women. Looking at the history of Blancpain in recent decades, you will habitually find that its products seem to be associated with a series of ‘most’, ‘first’ and ‘unique’: In 1990, Blancpain launched the first And the only TOURBILLON tourbillon mechanical watch that can display the date and store eight days of power; in 1993, at the 300th anniversary of Blancpain’s founder’s birthday, the classic 7001 design was launched; in 1994, a 100-hour energy reserve was launched 2001 type automatic winding sports watch; in 1995, the 2100 sports series was selected by the world’s watch industry as the ‘best watch’ from 1995 to 1996; in 1996, the world’s first women’s chronograph with a built-in FLYBACK system was created and became women’s The only supplier of the flyback chronograph; in 1998, another minute repeater was introduced, which was not only compact but also the world’s only minute repeater with waterproof function at the time, and was patented. In 1999, at the World Basel Watch & Jewellery Show, Blancpain’s self-winding tourbillon two-handed multi-menu watch with chronograph section, only 7.75 mm thick and 27.6 mm wide, represented the world’s only unparalleled technological peak … …
1991 was the most eye-catching year for Blancpain. Because of its pioneering work in mechanical watches-the ‘1735’ watch, it has a two-handed segmented chronograph, moon phase profit and loss, perpetual calendar, three questions and peace. The tourbillon has six functions in one. It brings together all the most complicated technology in a thin and light case. It takes 6 years to design, develop and manufacture the light. It has an incontestable world leading position: this automatic winding The perpetual calendar watch is composed of 740 parts, divided into 26 layers, the thickness of the movement is less than 10mm, and it has a platinum rotor that displays leap years and moon phases, and a very tiny titanium case is housed in The tourbillon and the two-second split-timer are hidden in an 18K rose gold movement inside a white gold case. The limited production of only 30 pieces worldwide shook the entire watch industry at that time.
Blancpain 500 Fathoms
In recent years, Blancpain’s products have been shining brightly. During 2005-2008, Blancpain successively launched a limited edition of 8 sets of ‘Apotheosis’ hide-and-seek sets, which included eight complex functions of mechanical watch making, representing watch making. Another peak in history; the first ultra-thin perpetual calendar ladies watch Blancpain 6156 was successively born; the 6057 series was awarded a world patent, becoming the world’s first perpetual calendar mechanical watch with automatic winding, invisible proofreading device and moon phase; Leman The Tourbillon Grande Date Diamants watch uses Blancpain’s original and only “spiral radioactive” grain Lude diamond inlay technology; in the field of diving watches, the Fifty Fathoms luxury diving watch series not only inherited the world’s first modern diving wrist in 1953 The style of the watch is more luxurious in appearance; in 2008, Blancpain once again launched the masterpiece of the vibrating watch altar: a new concept minute-type coaxial Carrousel watch. The new status of the Carrousel device in history has been reshaped, and a number of fifty women’s watches have perfectly integrated the elements of marine sports with fashionable women’s watches.
In 2009, Blancpain launched a series of new watches, the best of which is the heavyweight new product in the Fifty Fathoms watch series-500 Fathoms with Calibre 5215 automatic movement and GMT function. This watch is derived from the Calibre 1315 self-winding movement equipped with the famous ‘Fifty Fathoms’ automatic watch; with the novel and patented drive technology, Blancpain’s outstanding sports style and era smell are realized; the appearance is very dynamic And fashion, reflects the extraordinary ordinary craftsmanship and performance. This 500 Fathoms GMT watch is equipped with an automatic helium pressure relief valve, which is especially suitable for use in a fully enclosed diving environment. It is water resistant up to 1000 meters. In addition, this masculine 500 Fathoms watch is also equipped with a 48mm diameter brushed titanium dial-these unique designs will be loved by sports enthusiasts and hideaways alike.
In order to support the charity auction of 2009 ONLY WATCH watches and raise research funding for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Blancpain launched this year’s ONLY WATCH-500 噚 diving watch. This 500 噚 Only Watch is excellent in many respects, waterproof to 1,000 meters, and equipped with a 48 mm diameter dial. The titanium dial is also equipped with an automatic helium exhaust valve, so the wearer can ensure the safety and reliability of the watch without taking any measures. What makes it unique is that the center of the dark gray face plate is made of carbon fiber material. Through the sapphire bezel, the rolling calendar under the window at 6 o’clock is clearly visible. The red front ends of the hour markers, bezel scales, hands and seconds hand are coated with luminous paint to ensure that the watch has perfect reading performance under any circumstances; the unidirectional ratchets on the periphery of the bezel make the operation easier. This unique watch specially designed for the charity of ONLY WATCH is unique; it combines the cutting-edge design and unparalleled performance of a new world-class sports watch, in the same vein as the world’s first modern diving watch 50 噚 watch series. To show everyone the superb craftsmanship and extraordinary temperament contained in top-quality diving watches with facts.
Countless glories and endless glory flow with the history of more than 270 years. While admiring Blancpain for dedicating one after another to the Internet, we have to admire the Blancpain brand’s always keeping a rare low-key and Introverted, all this seems to be quietly hiding in the hour hand, silent, but the atmosphere is vast. What Blancpain has left us is the endless transcendence of the circular mechanical watch technology, a model for the Swiss manual watchmaking industry, and also a firm commitment of Blancpain quartz watches, which is why there are always so many Noble people who wish to follow the trend always prefer it.