Blancpain Half Hunter Complete Calendar Moonphase LE

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$10,550
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$10,550
REF 4563 1542 55B
Automatic
40 MM
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SKU AS06021
Article Number 40990461
ref 4563 1542 55B
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color White
material White Gold
style Dress
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with signed 18k white gold deployant clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, service book, and warranty card from Tourneau.
overall condition The case is in very good condition overall showing normal signs of wear consistent with age and use. White guilloche dial with applied white gold indices is in as-new condition with matching 'feuille' handset. Signed crown.
REF 4563 1542 55B
Automatic
40 MM
– Show less
SKU AS06021
Article Number 40990461
ref 4563 1542 55B
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 1990s
dial color White
material White Gold
style Dress
category Neo-Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with signed 18k white gold deployant clasp. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, service book, and warranty card from Tourneau.
overall condition The case is in very good condition overall showing normal signs of wear consistent with age and use. White guilloche dial with applied white gold indices is in as-new condition with matching 'feuille' handset. Signed crown.

Why We Love it

It’s important not to lose sight of one’s roots. 

For Blancpain, that means nearly 300 years of watchmaking history. During the Industrial Revolution, the firm was able to compete with American factories through serial production, turning out some of the best pocket watches in Switzerland. Despite its renown as a maker of famed tool watches such as the Fifty Fathoms, it’s these refined pocket and dress watches that perhaps best capture the Blancpain spirit.

This particular Blancpain, the Half-Hunter Complete Calendar Moonphase Limited Edition dating to circa 1990, honors the brand’s beginnings with a “hunter” case — one with a spring-loaded, hinged lid over the crystal for protection. Clocking in at 40mm in white gold, it features a sapphire crystal, signed crown, stepped bezel, and an incredible guilloché dial with white gold studded indices, feuille and crescent moon handset in a complete calendar layout, with day, date, month and moon phase displays. The watch is complemented by a black alligator strap with a signed, hidden deployant clasp.

In untouched condition showing only light wear throughout, this special piece comes with its inner and outer boxes, instruction booklet, service booklet and warranty card from Tourneau. 

When else does one have the opportunity to wear a pocket watch on the wrist, let alone one cool as this Blancpain!

Brand Story

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Blancpain, the esteemed Swiss manufacturer that opened its doors in 1735 (and the oldest surviving watchmaker in the world), is known globally for crafting some of the most elegant pocket and dress wristwatches in history. Many of these pieces are brilliant works of horological art, and as a category are worthy of in-depth study and analysis. Since the firm’s acquisition by the modern forerunner of the Swatch Group in 1992, it has become synonymous with dazzling and complicated dress pieces, many of which are produced in precious metals.

But Blancpain's other genius — and what has arguably ensured their legacy — is the entrant into the world of purpose-built tool watches, and the industry's prototypical modern diver's watch: the legendary Fifty Fathoms. The genesis of this legendary timepiece has its roots in post-World War II France, where Captain Bob Maloubier (previously of the Special Operations Executive) and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud were tasked with setting up the French combat diver commando unit. The two approached Blancpain in the pursuit of a specialized diver’s watch — the design of which Maloubier drew up himself — and the Fifty Fathoms was born.a

Later adopted by the militaries of Germany and the United States, the Fifty Fathoms now forms the core of Blancpain’s dive watch collection, having spawned myriad iterations over the years, including complicated and chronograph versions. It is the savoir faire necessary to produce such disparate products as an elegant gold moon phase and a steel combat diver’s watch that makes Blancpain such a fascinating company, and a compelling product to collect.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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