Blancpain is one of the world’s top watch brands, and many watch friends like this brand very much. However, Blancpain’s numerous watch series make people look dazzled. If you can understand its clear rules and meaning, it would be better. Yes, today’s watch home is to introduce the naming rules of Blancpain watches for everyone, let’s start learning!
In fact, Blancpain’s naming rules are similar to those of OMEGA. They are divided into three sections and each section represents a different meaning. The most common naming format is ‘xxxx-xxxx-xx’. Of course, some products belong to special series or upgraded products, so they will be written in another way.
What the first paragraph means
First we look at Blancpain’s standard naming convention ‘xxxx-xxxx-xx’. The first two digits represent the product series:
50 Sports Fifty Inch Series
57 sports fifty inch series
88 Evolution Series
02 Evolution Series
20 Lake Geneva series
21 Lake Geneva series
23 Lake Geneva Series
26 Lake Geneva series
27 Lake Geneva series
28 Lake Geneva series
29 Lake Geneva Series
42 Brass Series
17 Brass Series
22 Brass Series
02 Brass Series
00 Brass Series
The last two digits of the first paragraph are the movement used according to the old watch, but this method is only applicable to the old Blancpain watch, the new meaning has yet to be verified, and I will tell you when it is determined.
If there is an additional letter (xxxx (x) -xxxx-xx) after the first paragraph, it is also explained accordingly:
The last additional character of the first paragraph is the letter F, which means Flyback flyback timing.
The last additional character of the first paragraph is the letter S, which stands for skeletonisation.
The last additional character of the first paragraph is the letter P, which represents two complex functions at the same time, such as a double-tracking perpetual calendar.
The last additional character of the first paragraph is the letter Q, which represents three complicated functions at the same time, such as a double-tracking tourbillon perpetual calendar.
Meaning of the second number
The middle four digits of ‘xxxx-xxxx-xx’ include the case material and dial information:
11 stainless steel
12 Titanium alloy
13 stainless steel or K gold
14 YG750 Gold
15 WG750 Platinum
19 white gold and diamond bezel
29 gold and diamond bezel
31 rose gold and diamond bezel
34 PT950 Platinum
35 white gold and diamond inner ring
36 RG750 Gold
37 gold and diamond inner ring
45 stainless steel and diamond bezel (two rows of diamonds)
46 stainless steel and diamond bezel
49 white gold and diamonds
52 platinum and diamond bezel
60 white gold and two rows of curved diamond bezels
62 gold and bar diamond outer ring
65 stainless steel rubber
If the first two digits of the second paragraph are followed by the English letter (xxxx-xx (x) xx-xx), their meanings are
The first two digits in the second paragraph are followed by the letter A, which stands for red gold and titanium.
The letter B is added after the first two digits of the second paragraph, which means that the case is brushed.
The second two digits (xxxx-xxxx-xx) in the second paragraph represent surface information.
00 Sapphire Crystal
18 white face and gold scale
27 white and platinum scales
28 white face and diamond scale
30 black face and white gold scales
30A Black Aqualung
30M Black Military
36 silver champagne
40 blue and platinum scales
40M Blue Face Military
41 Women’s Mother-of-Pearl Face Scale
42 milky surface and K gold scale
44 mother-of-pearl face Roman scale
46 Havana brown face and Roman scale
48 Havana brown
54 mother-of-pearl and star diamonds
55 black face and bar scale
63 polished white gold and 173 diamonds
82B white face and 12 o’clock heart diamond
88 mother-of-pearl face and heart-shaped diamonds
91 mother-of-pearl face and 8 heart-shaped diamonds
92 mother-of-pearl face and 13 heart-shaped diamonds
97 four heart-shaped diamonds
2AN dark gray
2GC light gray
2RO pink face
If there is an additional letter (xxxx-xxxx (x) -xx) after the second two digits in the second paragraph as the letter A, it means that the watch’s dial and week are displayed in English.
The last two digits (xxxx-xxxx-xx) represent the strap / bracelet information.
11 stainless steel gold chain
31 All Gold Bracelet
34 all platinum bracelet
35 all white gold bracelet
50 calfskin leather belt
52 satin strap
53 Alligator strap with cold-resistant rubber lining
55 Alligator leather strap
56 Python leather strap
58 ostrich leather strap
63 barennia belt lined
64 Aqualung Rubber Band
66 stainless steel or rubber band
71 Flyback Stainless Steel Bracelet
73 Flyback Gold Bracelet
75 Flyback White Gold Bracelet
76 Flyback Red Gold Bracelet
95 replaces five straps
96 white gold bracelet and 131 diamonds
97 Women’s Crocodile Belt
If there is an additional letter (xxxx-xxxx-xx (x)) after the last digit, they represent:
The additional character after the last digit is the letter B, which stands for polished folding buckle.
Finally, let’s take an example. As shown in the figure, this is a Blancpain 6263-1127A-55 watch, so what is the correct meaning of its number?
Separate the numbers as we introduced above. 6263 should correspond to Blancpain Villeret series watches. 1127A indicates that this watch is a stainless steel white-faced watch, and the date and day are displayed in English. The last 55 shows that this watch uses an alligator leather strap.
After reading the introduction above, have you been able to read the rules of Blancpain watch naming? In fact, this is not difficult to grasp, as long as you take the time to remember. When you buy Blancpain watches in the future, you can learn the details of the watches through these simple numbers.