1.) All of our watches are sourced directly from authorised dealers only and are identical to you buying it from their physical store direct. (Serial Number, Warranty, Certificates, Packaging, Manuals etc).
2.) All of our watches include an authorised dealer stamped warranty. Beware of other internet companies who offer third party warranties on their products.
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5.) We are a genuine UK Company registered with Companies House, company no. 10812930.
6.) SwissTimepieces.co.uk is backed by passionate Swiss watch experts who have wealth of experience in the market.
7.) We have a merchant account with Natwest / Worldpay - the ability to take credit card payments, a facility that would quickly be revoked should customers complain about non-receipt of goods or goods not being authentic as described.
8.) SwissTimepieces.co.uk has featured in a number of publications and has been nominated for the in-Cumbria "Best New Business" Award.
9.) All of our watches are unworn and guaranteed authentic from authorised dealers only.
10.) We offer a callback service where you can speak directly to a member of the SwissTimepieces.co.uk team.
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.