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Blancpain Leman Complete Calendar (3563)

$11,950

Pre-Owned Blancpain 38mm Leman Complete Calendar, Silver Dial, Brown Leather Strap, Ref. 3563

Immerse yourself in watchmaking history with this rare Blancpain Leman Complete Calendar, limited to just 250 pieces. The 38mm 18K rose gold case exudes timeless elegance, its polished finish and finely crafted downturned lugs. Beneath the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, a symphony of complications unfolds. The silver dial showcases day, date, month, and moonphase, each meticulously displayed with gold hands and markers. Powered by a self-winding movement with an impressive 100-hour reserve. A unique half-hunter case adds a touch of vintage charm, allowing you to glimpse through a sapphire window the intricate mechanics within. This isn’t just a timepiece, it’s a conversation starter, a symbol of refinement, and a legacy waiting to be passed on. Embrace the allure of Blancpain and own a piece of watchmaking history.  This fine example comes complete with its incredible box and papers.

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Additional information

Band Color

Brown

Band Material

Leather

Band Type

Strap

Box and Papers

Box, Service Papers

Brand

Blancpain

Caliber

6763

Case Material

18k Rose Gold

Case Size

38mm

Caseback

Solid, Exhibition

Complication

Date, Day, Small Seconds, Moon Phase, Month

Crown

Screw Down

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Silver

Movement

Automatic

Size

35mm – 39mm

Warranty

Factory Warranty

Item ID0006673
Model #3563
Model NameLeman Complete Calendar
Serial NumberXXX/XXX

Description

Jehan-Jacques Blancpain identified himself as a watchmaker in 1735, making Blancpain the oldest watch company to continuously operate. After the founders became school teachers, they continued to supplement their time and income with watchmaking. Decades later, the industrial era led the Blancpain company to introduce modern production to their workshop, which led to a growth in watchmaking. By 1926, the company entered into partnership with the British watchmaker John Harwood, who had developed the first self-winding wristwatch.  When no Blancpain family member wished to continue watchmaking after the death in 1932 of the last Blancpain director, two highly regarded former employees purchased the company.  To survive the Great Depression, the company began to supply movements to other watch manufacturers, including Elgin and Hamilton.  Probably their best known watch was the Fifty Fathoms, a diving watch introduced in 1953.  Blancpain widely promoted the watch, which led to its adoption by Jacques Cousteau and navies throughout the world.  Their growth continued until in 1961, they decided to join forces with Omega, Lemania and Tissot to become the largest Swiss watch group at that time.  The well-known quartz crisis led the group to decide to produce quartz watches themselves, which led to the sale of the Blancpain brand to a group who manufactured movements. One of the members of the group realized that Blancpain had never produced a quartz watch, which led to their new slogan: “Since 1735, there has never been a quartz Blancpain watch. And there never will be.”  Eventually the brand was merged into the Swatch group.  Today, Blancpain continues their proud tradition of producing beautiful mechanical complications in the tradition of the finest Swiss watchmakers.