Blancpain was deeply saddened by news of the death of its longtime friend Paul Bocuse. For more than 30 years, the Manufacture enjoyed the privilege of a close relationship with this exceptional individual, whose ingenuity, generosity and excellence will leave an indelible imprint on the world of haute cuisine and the art of living, as notably reflected in the competition he inspired, the Bocuse d’Or.
It is thus with a sense of special emotion that Blancpain opened the Swiss competition today as official timekeeper. In this capacity, the Manufacture supported the Swiss chefs selected to compete in creating the dishes submitted to the Jury. After much deliberation, the chef Mario Garcia, founder of the culinary school „cre/ate“ in Horw (Lucerne), was named the winner of this 2018 edition. He had the honor of receiving the Blancpain Trophy, along with a Bathyscaphe watch from the iconic Fifty Fathoms collection, specially hand-engraved for the occasion.