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Establishment of the first Blancpain manufacture as a cottage industry
by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain .

Blancpain - Early 30s
Launch by Blancpain of Léon Hatot's rectangular "Rolls", an automatic wristwatch using "roller winding", whereby the movement could move back and forth in the case - a revolutionary idea at that time.
Blancpain - 1953
Worn by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his team during the shoot of "The World of Silence" (Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1956), Blancpain's Fifty Fathoms was also selected for its technical superiority by several armies (among others: US, French, German and Italian).
Blancpain - 1956
Launch of the Ladybird model, the smallest automatic movement in the world.
Blancpain - 1983
A world first: the smallest movement indicating moon phase , day, month and date.
Blancpain - 1988
Launch of the smallest minute repeater wristwatch.
Blancpain - 1989
Two world firsts: the world's slimmest chronograph and the first self-winding split-seconds chronograph in the history of watchmaking.
Blancpain - 1990
Another world première: the first and only self-winding Tourbillon watch with date and one-week power reserve.
Blancpain - 1991
Blancpain presents simultaneously all six masterpieces of the watchmaker's art housed in identical cases. And finally, marking watchmaking history, the 1735 including all six masterpieces in a single watchcase - the most complicated wristwatch ever made.
Blancpain - 1993
To celebrate the 300th birthday of its founder, Jehan-Jacques Blancpain , the company in Le Brassus created the 7001 watch.
Blancpain - 1994
Launch of the 2100 watch ( Léman collection today) whose screw-locked case back and pushpieces ensure water-resistance to 100 meters, a perfect companion for the ceaseless drive and mobility of the women and men of today.
Blancpain - 1995
An all-time record year: the watches of the 2100 sports line ( Léman collection today) were named "Watches of the Year" for 1995-96.
Blancpain - 1996
Blancpain develops the new 100-hour movement for adaptation on all models of the 2100 collection ( Léman collection today) (moon phase, extra-slim, perpetual calendar).
Launch of the flyback chronograph .
Blancpain is the first brand to bring out a ladies' chronograph with flyback hand.
Creation of the new self-winding Ladybird watch, housing a tiny automatic movement - the smallest and the slimmest in the world.
Blancpain - 1998
Launch of the Sea - Earth - Sky trilogy including the Fifty Fathoms, the GMT and the Air Command.
Blancpain - 2001
The ladies watch prize of Geneva's first Watchmaking Grand Prix was awarded to Blancpain's flyback pastel chronograph
Blancpain - 2002
The ladies watch prize of La Revue des Montres was awarded to Blancpain's self-winding flyback chronograph (ref. 2385-1127).
The ultra-slim , Villeret , self-winding was recognised "Watch of the Year" by the Swiss public.