Blancpain was founded by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain in Switzerland in 1735. It is the oldest surviving watchmaking brand in the world. It is part of Swatch Group since 1992. Blancpain is known for its Fifty Fathoms diving watch introduced in 1953 and its 1735 Grande Complication wristwatch introduced in 1991. In 2008, Blancpain produced the world’s first movement with a one-minute flying carousel and 100-hour power reserve.