The Complete Calendar model is archetypal Blancpain watch – for generations, this setup is synonymous with the brand and shows no signs of abating. With a general evolution of watches to larger cases, the Villeret collection has seen a general move in that direction. Sitting at 41mm in Diameter, though a very classic complication, this Complete Calendar is very much a modern timepiece.
The regular model is offered in both steel & Rose Gold but this particular model is distinct in two major ways. Firstly the dial carries a guilloche that its Rose Gold sibling does not, and this is done intentionally to confirm to the initiated that this is indeed the Half Hunter version. “Half Hunter” denotes the caseback being a solid plate that can be flipped open to view the exquisite movement beneath (pictured below).
Another modern addition is the use of under lug correctors to set the calendar over the age old pushers system. These correctors can be seen in the above picture and provide a safer way of setting the watch. These in turn are then hidden by the caseback when closed. Overall, one does need to buy into the history and importance of both Blancpain and the Villeret collection hence why the Brand has an unique but loyal following but in the flesh, a model like this really showcases the identity of the Brand.
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