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Swisswatches Magazine 24 Days of Christmas: Top Watches of 2021

It’s been another extraordinary year for us all, and the watch world is no exception. That is why the Swisswatches team sat down once more to comprise a list of our top watches of 2021. From horological giant OMEGA to…

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Blancpain Air Command: The Manufacture’s Aeronautical Heritage

The new Blancpain Air Command is based on a historic timepiece that was only produced very limitedly in the 1950s. As a result, these originals always fetch large sums at auction. Now the descendant of the Blancpain Pilot’s Watch appears…

Blancpain and World Oceans Day

At this year’s United Nations World Oceans Day, which took place online, Swiss watchmaker Blancpain served as the official presenting partner. The theme for 2021 was “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods”. Among others, those participating included the likes of the…

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Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad Limited Edition

Blancpain is reissuing a timepiece from the 1960s. The Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms No Rad Limited Edition pays tribute to the original, which was delivered primarily to the combat swimmers of the German Navy. A special feature is the…

The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 Alternative Collection

When Patek Philippe first tasked designer Gerald Genta with the creation of the Nautilus, all former conventions went out of the window. To some, the creation of a shockingly sporty steel watch by a traditional luxury brand like Patek seemed…

A Closer Look: 2020 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

A near-fatal diving accident is responsible for Swiss watch manufacture Blancpain’s significant contribution to the mechanical diving watch. While other major players such as Rolex, Omega, and Panerai have also earned themselves a certain reputation in this area of expertise,…

Swisswatches Magazine 24 Days of Christmas: Top Watches of 2020

While many of us will admittedly be glad to bid farewell to 2020, the watch community will nevertheless be looking back fondly on the wonderful mechanical creations to emerge from this unusual year. That’s why, here at Swisswatches Magazine, we…

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Sedna

Blancpain is presenting a new model in the Bathyscaphe collection. The new Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Sedna combines a blue dial and bezel with a Sedna gold case for the first time. It comes with a choice of a blue…

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Blancpain Unveils Two Villeret Limited Editions With Blue Dials

Blancpain has added two unique additions to its most classic collection in the form of a new Villeret Quantième Complet and a Villeret Ultraplate. Both wristwatches are housed in an 40mm 18-carat red-gold case and – for the first time…

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From Fifty Fathoms to Air Command – how Blancpain got into producing Toolwatches

First of all: the general image of the Swiss watch brand Blancpain could not be more different. The layman would probably never link Blancpain to sports watches, whereas for most connoisseurs, the ‘Fifty Fathoms’ is the epitome of the modern…