Blancpain Brand Ambassadors and Celebrity Fans. About ten years later, we are updating this post to note that, apparently, Blancpain does not call its brand ambassadors as such. Instead, it calls them “circle of friends”. This information tidbit is from worldtempus.com which knows way more about watches than we do.
Anyhoo, the renowned Swiss watchmaker has been adding to its list of “circle of friends” and this includes French marine biologist Laurent Ballesta. According to the Blancpain website, it is supporting Ballesta’s Gombessa V Expedition which seeks to “study, photograph, and present to the public little known areas in the Mediterranean Sea”.
Blancpain has also added some prominent Michelin chefs to its “circle of friends”. This chef’s circle includes twins Thomas and Mathias Sühring who brought the Germain cuisine to Thailand…
…as well as Swiss chef Marie Robert who was named by the Gault&Millau gourmet guide as the “Chef of the Year” in 2019.
Celebrities Wearing Blancpain Watches and Brand Ambassadors (29 October 2011). Aside from Brad Pitt, other famous people spotted with Blancpain watches – whether because they are ambassadors for the brand or because they simply love it – include the following: Russian President Vladimir Putin, movie director Francis Ford Coppola, chess champion Vladimir Kramnik, French explorer Jacques Cousteau, and German-American violinist David Garrett.
We begin with David Garrett and his Blancpain 500 Fathoms GMT Watch.
Russian grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik, Classical World Chess Champion from 2000 to 2006 and World Chess Champion, is seen here with a Blancpain watch. He was appointed as the Swiss luxury watch’s brand ambassador in 2003.
Academy Award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola with a Blancpain watch.
It’s especially made for him too.
Apparently, the second most powerful man in the world (although Joe Biden will object), Russian leader Vladimir Putin loves him his Blancpain Leman Flyback watch. It’s reportedly worth around US$10,000.
Lastly, here’s badass ocean adventurer Jacques Costeau and his Blancpain Fifty Fathoms.
Blancpain Brand Ambassadors and Celebrity Fans: Brad Pitt Fifty Fathoms (19 November 2010). Want more awesome Swiss watches? Well, check out this Blancpain Specialites Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon watch on Brad Pitt. Pretty cool, huh? Blancpain is a luxury Swiss watch manufacturer founded in Villeret, Switzerland way back in 1735.
Take a closer look at the watch after the jump.
For other celebrities who wear Swiss luxury watches, check out Fredy Barth’s Carl F. Bucherer watch, John Travolta’s Breitling Navitimer watch, and President Obama’s Tag Heuer 1500 Professional watch [see Celebrities With Tag Heuer Watches].
Blancpain Brand Ambassadors and Celebrity Fans: Brad Pitt and His Fifty Fathoms. First posted 15 November 2010. Last updated: March 17, 2021 at 5:32 am.