In 1815, Frédéric-Louis Blancpain, the great-grandson of Jehan-Jacques, who was head of the family business at the time, modernized production methods and transformed the traditional craft workshop into an industrial undertaking capable of serial production. By replacing the crown-wheel mechanism with a cylinder escapement, Frédéric-Louis introduced a major innovation into the watchmaking world. 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. 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. By modernizing its methods and concentrating on top-of-range products, Blancpain become one of the few watchmaking firms to survive in Villeret. In 1926, the Manufacture entered into a partnership with John Harwood and started marketing the first automatic wristwatch.

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BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chrongraphe Mens Watch 5200-0130-B52A

BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe Chronograph Mens Watch 5200-0130-B52A

£10,400.00

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Steel Automatic Mens Watch 5015D-1140-52B

£9,800.00
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Blancpain Villeret Manual Rose Gold White Dial Mens Watch 6639A-3631-55B

£25,000.00
BLANCPAIN Villeret Mens Watch 6606-1127-55B

BLANCPAIN Villeret Mens Watch 6606-1127-55B

£6,100.00
BLANCPAIN Villeret Mens Watch 6651-3642-55B

BLANCPAIN Villeret Mens Watch 6651-3642-55B

£12,000.00
BLANCPAIN Villeret Mens Watch 6654-3642-55B

BLANCPAIN Villeret Mens Watch 6654-3642-55B

£15,500.00
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BLANCPAIN Villeret Mens Watch 6664-3642-55B

BLANCPAIN Villeret Mens Watch 6664-3642-55B

£21,080.00 £17,850.00
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BLANCPAIN Women Manual Rose Gold White Dial Ladies Watch 6104-3642-55A

£8,300.00
BLANCPAIN Women Moon-Phase Diamond Ladies Watch 3663A-4654-55B

BLANCPAIN Women Moon-Phase Diamond Ladies Watch 3663A-4654-55B

£12,000.00