Manufacture Blancpain

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Manufacture Blancpain (formerly Frédéric Piguet SA) is a Swiss movement manufacturer owned by Swatch Group.


Frédéric Piguet SA was a Swiss ebauche movement manufacturer since 1958. In 1982, owner Jacques Piguet bought the Blancpain brand with Jean-Claude Biver as investor and CEO. The Swatch Group purchased Piguet and Blancpain in 1992. In 2010, F. Piguet was renamed Manufacture Blancpain, supplying movements for Blancpain.

One of the most-notable products of Manufacture Blancpain is Cal. 1185, one of the thinnest automatic chronograph movements in the world. This calibre is used by Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin along with Breguet and Blancpain. Manufacture Blancpain also supplies movements for other Swatch Group companies, including Jaquet Droz.


Frédéric Piguet SA
Rue des Collèges 8
CH-1348 Le Brassus
Tel. +41 (0) 21 845 16 16
Fax +41 (0) 21 845 16 00