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The Most Complicated Watch Ever (but Does it Tell Time?)

Prepare to have your mind blown. This mind pretty much does everything except take out the trash or wash the dishes (then what good is it, she screams!).

But seriously, the amount of detail in this Vacheron Constantin watch is beyond compare…literally. It IS the most complicated watch ever created.

Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin is claiming the title of the most complicated mechanical watch ever made with its Reference 57260. Boasting 57 complications (the previous record holder had 33) and a wide array of functions, the Reference 57260 contains over 2,800 components, each one hand-decorated by one Master Watchmaker using traditional techniques. The watch is also Hallmark of Geneva certified, which means it was assembled, timed, and cased in Geneva and has passed rigorous criteria regarding production, workmanship, and precision.

Mind not blown yet? Check out this space-age feature:

Nine astronomical calendar functions

The third calendar consists of nine astronomical complications. These include one that shows the seasons, equinoxes, solstices, and the signs of the zodiac using a hand on the reverse side outer dial to represent the position of the sun. The position of the gold hand with a sun-shaped counterweight reads off the months of the year in consecutive order, the constellations of the zodiac, the dates of the autumnal and spring equinoxes, the summer and winter solstices, and the related seasons.

No price is officially available for the Vacheron Constantin 57206  but the estimates run in the vicinity of $5 million.

 

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