Valuing your Blancpain watch
Which model range your watch belongs to, or whether it is part of a limited-edition series, will affect the valuation you will receive. The current Blancpain range consists of the classic Villeret timepiece collection, the sleek Léman range, the modern L-Evolution range and a selection of stylish women’s wristwatches.
Blancpain has also produced what they call ‘Complications’ – variations of their standard models with extra features such as the ‘Carousel Repeater’ or a variant of the Léman range fitted with an alarm clock. But the most desirable of these Complications have been special editions such as the ‘Calendrier Chinois’ which featured a traditional Chinese calendar and design elements.
The Fifty-Fathoms range is also highly desirable, thanks to its timelessly simplistic design and fame bestowed upon it by legendary diver Jacques Costeau.
Whilst prices may vary, every Blancpain is a desirable piece of Swiss craftsmanship.
As you would expect with any piece of craftsmanship, the condition of your watch with regards to both aesthetics and the mechanisms is key to getting an accurate valuation. This will include assessing the functionality of the watch, wear and tear of the straps and body, checking the glass for scratches and cracks et cetera.
With any valuable and highly sought after timepiece, the authenticity and history of your Blancpain watch is instrumental in getting you the most accurate valuation for a loan against your item. Most helpful to us would be proof of origin of your watch, repair history and any additional certificates that give us the full picture of your chronograph’s life. If you decide to pawn or sell your Blancpain with us, bringing this information along with you for appraisal would be highly beneficial.
With a history stretching back almost three centuries, Blancpain is a storied watchmaker whose carries a wealth of reputation and tradition. As such, the age of your Blancpain watch may make it even more desirable and valuable. Bringing along documentation and certification as mentioned in the previous paragraph will be of great use to us in verifying the age of your chronograph.