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Manufacture d'horlogerie

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Blancpain SA is a Swiss watch manufacturer headquartered in Paudex/Le Brassus, Switzerland.
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Diving watch

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It is particularly noted for its Fifty Fathoms diving watch introduced in 1953 and its 1735 Grande Complication wristwatch introduced in 1991.
In 1953, Lip-Blancpain's Fifty Fathoms waterproof watch came on the market in France.

Omega SA

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To make it possible to meet the continually growing demand, the firm became part of the SSIH, joining such brands as Omega SA, Tissot and Lemania.
In 1998 it became the Swatch Group, which now manufactures Omega and other brands such as Blancpain, Swatch, and Breguet.

Jean-Claude Biver

In 1983, SSIH sold the Rayville-Blancpain name to Jacques Piguet, son of Frédéric Piguet and director of the company of that name, and Jean-Claude Biver, at that time employed by the SSIH.
Biver has been successful at Hublot, and was previously successful in rejuvenating the Blancpain and Omega brands, both currently owned by Swatch Group.

Jehan-Jacques Blancpain

Founded by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in Villeret, Switzerland in 1735, Blancpain is the oldest surviving watchmaking brand in the world.
Blancpain is a notable figure in the history of watchmaking, who created the Blancpain company in 1735, in the town of Villeret, of which he was mayor.

John Harwood (watchmaker)

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In 1926, the Manufacture entered into a partnership with John Harwood and started marketing the first automatic wristwatch.
Blancpain also made them under licence in 1928 for sale in France and the Perpetual Self-Winding Watch Company manufactured them for sale in North America.

Nicolas Hayek

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Marc Hayek, the grandson of the Swatch Group's founder and chairman, Nicolas Hayek (1928 – 2010), has run Blancpain since 2002.
Hayek played a decisive role in the recovery of the Swatch Group with its watch brands Swatch, Blancpain, Omega, Longines, Rado, Tissot, Certina, Mido, Hamilton, Pierre Balmain, Calvin Klein, Flik Flak, Breguet and Lanco.

Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup

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Blancpain sponsors Motorsport programs including the Blancpain Endurance Series, Blancpain Sprint Series, Blancpain GT Series, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series, ADAC GT Masters and Reiter Engineering's GT1 and GT3 cars.
The series is primarily sponsored by Swiss watchmaker Blancpain, and the company's Lamborghini Super Trofeo series serves as support races.

Lamborghini Super Trofeo

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Blancpain sponsors Motorsport programs including the Blancpain Endurance Series, Blancpain Sprint Series, Blancpain GT Series, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series, ADAC GT Masters and Reiter Engineering's GT1 and GT3 cars.
Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo drivers compete in identical Lamborghini Cup cars based on the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 replacing the older Gallardo version.

Blancpain GT World Challenge Europe

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Blancpain sponsors Motorsport programs including the Blancpain Endurance Series, Blancpain Sprint Series, Blancpain GT Series, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series, ADAC GT Masters and Reiter Engineering's GT1 and GT3 cars.
After developing their partnership, Blancpain and the SRO have decided that 2016 will see both the Sprint and Endurance Series further integrated into the Blancpain GT Series, putting the emphasis on the prestigious overall drivers' and manufacturers' titles causing the Sprint Series name to change from Blancpain Sprint Series to Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup.

Blancpain GT Series

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Blancpain sponsors Motorsport programs including the Blancpain Endurance Series, Blancpain Sprint Series, Blancpain GT Series, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series, ADAC GT Masters and Reiter Engineering's GT1 and GT3 cars.
The series is primarily sponsored by Swiss watchmaker Blancpain.

List of watch manufacturers

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Blancpain

The Swatch Group

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Blancpain has been a subsidiary of the Swiss Swatch Group since 1992, and is regarded as a top-tier Swatch brand.
Over the years, the Swatch Group has acquired several watchmaker companies, such as Blancpain S. A. (founded 1735, bought by Swatch in 1992), Breguet S. A. (founded 1775, bought in 1999), and Glashütter Uhrenbetrieb GmbH (Germany, bought in 2000).

Paudex

Blancpain SA is a Swiss watch manufacturer headquartered in Paudex/Le Brassus, Switzerland.

Le Brassus

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Blancpain SA is a Swiss watch manufacturer headquartered in Paudex/Le Brassus, Switzerland.

Switzerland

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Blancpain SA is a Swiss watch manufacturer headquartered in Paudex/Le Brassus, Switzerland.

Swiss made

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It designs, manufactures, distributes, and sells prestige and luxury Swiss watches.

Villeret, Switzerland

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Founded by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in Villeret, Switzerland in 1735, Blancpain is the oldest surviving watchmaking brand in the world.

Watch

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Blancpain SA is a Swiss watch manufacturer headquartered in Paudex/Le Brassus, Switzerland. It is particularly noted for its Fifty Fathoms diving watch introduced in 1953 and its 1735 Grande Complication wristwatch introduced in 1991.

Industrialisation

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In the second half of the 19th century, as industrialization took hold, the prices of watchmaking products were falling and many workshops were fated to close down.

Suze (river)

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To face up to American competition, in 1865 Blancpain built a two-storey factory by the River Suze and made use of water power to supply the electricity needed for its production processes.

Société Suisse pour l'Industrie Horlogère

SSIH
To make it possible to meet the continually growing demand, the firm became part of the SSIH, joining such brands as Omega SA, Tissot and Lemania.

Tissot

Team Tissot
To make it possible to meet the continually growing demand, the firm became part of the SSIH, joining such brands as Omega SA, Tissot and Lemania.

Lemania

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To make it possible to meet the continually growing demand, the firm became part of the SSIH, joining such brands as Omega SA, Tissot and Lemania.

Quartz crisis

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During the quartz crisis of the 1970s, SSIH was forced to reduce its output by half and to sell off part of its assets.