Headquartered in Switzerland, Blancpain is a Swiss watch manufacturer that has luxury written all over it. The brand is mostly known for manufacturing and selling mechanical watches all across the world. Jehan-Jacques Blancpain had founded the company in 1735 in Villeret, Switzerland, and it is said to be the oldest registered watch brand of today. Apart from being a subsidiary of the Swiss Swatch Group since the year of 1992, Blancpain is regarded as one of those brands belonging to the topmost tiers of Swatch brands. After Jehen-Jacques had laid down the foundation, his great-grandson had taken the business forward by modernizing the production methods. He made sure to bring a transformation to the traditional workshop so that serial production can take place for industrial purposes. In fact, the great-grandson is widely known in the world of watchmaking for the replacement of the crown-wheel mechanism into the cylinder escapement. Each watch of Blancpain is said to be manufactured by a single watchmaker with utmost care and precision. From the Villeret collection to the Fifty Fathoms collection, there are quite some notable and famous models. Many Hollywood celebrities are known to be proud owners of magnificent Blancpain watches.