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Eterna Kontiki 1220.41.31.0268 New Steel 42mm Automatic
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Eterna Kontiki
2022 New Model KonTiki Voyage Swiss Made
Rs.118,138
+ Rs.2,685 for shipping
F.P.Journe Souveraine CS G 40 A SIG Very good Rose gold 40mm Manual winding
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F.P.Journe Souveraine
Chronometre Souverain
Rs.5,049,977
Free shipping
H.Moser & Cie. 3804-0900 Very good Titanium 42mm Automatic
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H.Moser & Cie.
Pioneer Tourbillon Limited Edition 3804-0900
Rs.4,039,139
Free shipping
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Moonphase 304.30.44.52.01.001 Very good Steel 44mm Automatic
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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Moonphase
304.30.44 Moonphase Steel Black Index Dial
Rs.901,246
Free shipping
Bell & Ross BR 05 BR05A-BLU-SKST/SRB New Steel 40mm Automatic
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Bell & Ross BR 05
SKELETON BLUE Limited Edition - BR05A-BLU-SKST/SRB
Rs.504,998
+ Rs.10,867 for shipping
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 47200/000J Very good Yellow gold 36mm Automatic
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Vacheron Constantin Patrimony
Classic 47200 Power Reserve guilloché dial gold 18KT Full Set 1996's
Rs.957,986
+ Rs.13,884 for shipping
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 310.32.42.50.02.001 New Steel 42mm Manual winding
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Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
Unworn New December 2022 Silver Snoopy Award 50th
Rs.2,082,578
Free shipping
Rolex Daytona 116503 Good Gold/Steel 40mm Automatic India, 400071
Rolex Daytona
116503
Rs.2,500,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
NOMOS Club Automat 753.S2 New Steel 40mm Automatic
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NOMOS Club Automat
Navy Limited Edition 175 Years - 753.S2
Rs.305,352
+ Rs.9,163 for shipping
Cartier Pasha Good Yellow gold 35mm Automatic
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Cartier Pasha
De Cartier Automatic watch 18K Yellow Gold with Diamonds 1035
Rs.1,347,784
+ Rs.8,339 for shipping
Rolex Lady-Datejust 6917 Very good Yellow gold 26mm Automatic
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Rolex Lady-Datejust
Date Datejust 26 Original Coral Stone Dial 18K Gold Gelbgold 750 Automatic president
Rs.1,665,137
+ Rs.27,768 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116520 Unworn Steel 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
Cosmograph Daytona Custom Limited Edition by BV 35 Dlc - Pvd
Rs.3,327,220
+ Rs.36,098 for shipping
Rolex Daytona 116599 RBOW Very good White gold 40mm Automatic
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Rolex Daytona
Rainbow "Full Set" White Gold
Rs.35,763,496
+ Rs.15,549 for shipping
Orient SEV0J002BY Good Steel 36mm Automatic India, Bengaluru
Orient
Automatic President Day Date Sapphire EV0J-B0-B
Rs.24,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Vacheron Constantin Malte 82130/000r-9755 Very good Rose gold 36.7mm Manual winding
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Vacheron Constantin Malte
82130 Small seconds rose gold 18KT Full Set 2013's
Rs.2,003,903
+ Rs.13,884 for shipping
Seiko 5 SNXG47K1 Fair Steel 37mm Automatic India, NEW DELHI
Seiko 5
SNXG47K1
Rs.4,500
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Seiko 5 SNKK45 Very good Steel 38mm Automatic India, NEW DELHI
Seiko 5
SNKK45
Rs.35,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook R32505313 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic India, Bhilai
Rado HyperChrome Captain Cook
R32505313
Rs.125,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 36 16233 Unworn Gold/Steel 36mm Automatic India, Bangalore
Rolex Datejust 36
16233
Rs.735,255
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 41 126334 Unworn White gold 41mm Automatic India, Ludhiana
Rolex Datejust 41
mint green 2022
Rs.1,235,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rado Diastar 160.0281.3N Fair Ceramic Manual winding India, Hoshiarpur
Rado Diastar
160.0281.3N
Rs.20,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Seiko Premier Kinetic Perpetual 7D48 Very good Steel Automatic India, Bangalore, Karnataka 560094
Seiko Premier Kinetic Perpetual
Sapphire Crystal
Rs.24,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Frederique Constant Vintage Rally FC-397HDGR5B6 Unworn Steel 42mm Automatic India, Bangalore
Frederique Constant Vintage Rally
FC-397HDGR5B6
Rs.185,320
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
NOMOS Club Automat 753.S3 New Steel 40mm Automatic
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NOMOS Club Automat
175 Years Olive Limited Edition - 753.S3
Rs.314,608
+ Rs.9,163 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 26470OR.OO.A125CR.01 Very good Rose gold 42mm Automatic India, 110048
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
26470OR.OO.A125CR.01
Rs.4,870,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Oris Aquis Date 36-11103 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic India, Pune
Oris Aquis Date
01-733
Rs.78,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Seiko Premier Kinetic Direct Drive SRX007P1 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic India, New Delhi
Seiko Premier Kinetic Direct Drive
SRX007P1
Rs.47,800
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Seiko Superior 7s36-5020 Fair Tantalum 37mm (without crown)mm Automatic India, PURULIA
Seiko Superior
7s36-5020
Rs.84,236
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rado 11796 Good Steel 37mm Automatic India, Thrissur
Rado
Purple 37 mm automatic day date silver dial
Rs.10,108
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Good White gold 15.5mm Manual winding
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Rolex
VINTAGE ROLEX 14K White Gold WATCH with Diamonds Rubies
Rs.438,030
+ Rs.8,339 for shipping

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Rolex Submariner Date 126610LN Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic India, New Delhi
Rolex Submariner Date
126610LN
Rs.1,183,933
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36 IW324001 Very good Steel 36mm Automatic India, Kolkata
IWC Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36
Pilot Automatic 36
Rs.294,828
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 36 126200 Very good Steel 36mm Automatic India, New Delhi
Rolex Datejust 36
126200
Rs.750,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 124300 Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic India, South west
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41
green 41mm
Rs.1,050,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Very good 38mm Automatic India, Geeta colony
Perrepaulin mechanical chronograph Panda reverse
Rs.25,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony 82172/000G-9383 Unworn White gold 38mm Manual winding India, Bangalore
Vacheron Constantin Patrimony
82172/000G-9383
Rs.1,937,439
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Citizen Good 39mm Automatic India, ulhasnagar
Citizen
Bullhead
Rs.46,330
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lady 25986CK.ZZ.D065CA.02 Very good White gold 37mm Automatic
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lady
25986CK Factory diamonds white gold 18KT Full Set 2004’s
Rs.4,040,202
+ Rs.13,884 for shipping
Rolex Good Yellow gold 15mm Manual winding
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Rolex
VINTAGE ROLEX Orchid 18K&14K Yellow Gold WATCH w/Diamonds Rubies
Rs.539,113
+ Rs.8,339 for shipping
Seiko 5 6139-6002 Good Steel 41mm Automatic India, ulhasnagar
Seiko 5
6139-6002
Rs.66,547
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rado Diastar 153.0283.3N Unworn Ceramic Manual winding India, Hoshiarpur
Rado Diastar
153.0283.3N
Rs.33,695
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Daytona 116520 Very good Steel 40mm Automatic India, Istanbul
Rolex Daytona
116520
Rs.2,221,417
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Carl F. Bucherer Manero 00.10919.08.93.01 Unworn Steel Automatic India, Bangalore
Carl F. Bucherer Manero
Flyback
Rs.410,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 36 126231 Very good Gold/Steel 36mm Automatic India, New Delhi
Rolex Datejust 36
126231
Rs.1,650,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 414.NI.1123.RX Unworn Titanium 45mm Manual winding India, Thane
Hublot Big Bang Meca-10
414.NI.1123.RX
Rs.1,368,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 CV2A12 Very good Steel 43mm Automatic India, Indore
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16
CV2A12
Rs.169,556
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Timex 2731802479 Good 39mm Manual winding India, Kolkata
Timex
Black Max No Date
Rs.16,005
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rado 11744/1 Good 34mm Manual winding India, Mailaduthurai
Rado
Purple Horse
Rs.20,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time Q8108420 Unworn Steel 41.6mm Automatic India, 110048
Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Universal Time
Q8108420
Rs.975,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Breitling Bentley B05 Unitime AB0521U4 Very good Steel 49mm Automatic India, Pune
Breitling Bentley B05 Unitime
AB0521U4
Rs.750,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rado 636 34754 Good 37mm Automatic India, Thrissur
Rado
Voyager Day Date Vintage
Rs.10,108
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Seiko 6106 Very good Steel 35.9mm Automatic India, HYDERABAD
Seiko
DX Vintage Automatic 25 Jewels 6106-5400 Black Dial Men's Watch Case 36mm
Rs.9,800
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Baume & Mercier Riviera MOA10620 Very good 42mm Automatic India, New Delhi
Baume & Mercier Riviera
MOA10620 Riviera Watch for Men
Rs.159,965
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Omega Globemaster 130.30.39.21.02.001 Good Steel 39mm Automatic India, Pune
Omega Globemaster
130.30.39.21.02.001
Rs.456,900
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 41 126333 Unworn Gold/Steel 41mm Automatic India, 122001
Rolex Datejust 41
126333
Rs.1,195,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rado Original R12413343 Very good Gold/Steel 35.0mm Automatic India, indore
Rado Original
Diastar
Rs.53,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar T0914204720700 Very good Titanium 45mm Automatic India, chandigarh
Tissot T-Touch Expert Solar
NBA Special Edition
Rs.46,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 124300 Unworn Steel 41mm Automatic India, South west
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41
124300
Rs.830,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Girard Perregaux Laureato 81060-36-691-FH6A Unworn Carbon 44mm Automatic India, Jaipur
Girard Perregaux Laureato
absolute rock
Rs.1,684,730
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Unworn Steel 37mm Manual winding India, Bengaluru
HMT Karna
Rs.7,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M 210.30.42.20.04.001 Very good Steel 42mm Automatic India, Bhilai
Omega Seamaster Diver 300 M
210.30.42.20.04.001
Rs.350,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Cartier Pasha WSPA0018 Unworn Steel Automatic India, Hyderabad
Cartier Pasha
WSPA0018
Rs.650,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Rolex Datejust 41 126334 Very good Steel 41mm Automatic India, Mumbai
Rolex Datejust 41
126334
Rs.1,420,000
Excl. shipping
Private Seller

Mechanical Watches: Technical Masterpieces

The mechanical watch is one of humanity's most important cultural innovations. For centuries, watches have been keeping track of time. Today, there is a myriad of environmentally-friendly mechanical watches running precisely without a battery.


Highlights

  • Watchmaking art - a fine piece of craftsmanship on your wrist
  • Incredible variety: a watch for every budget and taste
  • No batteries required: manual and automatic calibers
  • Famous diving watches such as the Rolex Submariner
  • Inexpensive automatic watch: Tissot PRS 516

Mechanical Watches: A Cultural Revival

Watch lovers and collectors have been enthusiastically celebrating mechanical watches for decades. Wristwatches from Rolex or Patek Philippe are considered some of the most coveted luxury watches there are, and for good reason. Both manufacturers produce mechanical timepieces that are valuable and maintain their worth. Some vintage models and limited editions even increase in value over the years.

However, there was a time when mechanical watches had a difficult time surviving. With the rise of inexpensive quartz watches in the 1970s, many watch manufacturers found themselves in extreme hardship. Some brands were forced to quit and have since disappeared; today, they are only known by watch experts. Before the quartz boom, mechanical wristwatches and pocket watches were everyday items. If you wanted to know the current time, you needed a watch, and at that time, most had a mechanical movement. However, since quartz watches were less expensive than their mechanical siblings in the mid-1970s, quartz timepieces almost completely wiped mechanical ones off the map.

Mechanical watches experienced a comeback in the beginning of the 1980s, however. Watch lovers and collectors rediscovered the charm of a ticking mechanical movement, and felt able to accept deviations of seconds or minutes. However, it was really about the technology and precision engineering inside the watch. Since most manufacturers switched to making quartz watches, fans of mechanical watches had to find these timepieces at flea markets, auctions, and in leftover stock. In those days, it was easy to get a good bargain. That changed a few years later when the demand for old mechanical watches exceeded the supply. Traditional watch manufacturers noticed this change and began to offer mechanical watches in their collections once again. New brands and manufacturers also began to spring up in abundance, such as the German brand Nomos. Roland Schwertner founded this business in 1990, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Classic watchmaking has been experiencing a renaissance and a completely unexpected boom in sales. Wristwatches have transformed from a basic commodity to a status symbol for both men and women.


Introductory Mechanical Watches

There is an abundance of mechanical watches, from inexpensive pre-owned or new models to mid-priced new watches to exclusive pieces which can cost upwards of a million euros. You can find pre-owned vintage watches from brands such as Seiko for less than 100 euros . These watches are often in good condition and are an inexpensive introduction to the world of mechanical watches. You can also find new watches from Japanese manufacturers such as Citizen, Orient, and Seiko in the 100 - 200 euros price range. There are many manufacturers, such as Junkers or Zeppelin, that use Japanese movements from Miyota in their introductory models. Miyota is Citizen's caliber department.

Swiss mechanical watches are also available at inexpensive prices. A used, vintage Tissot watch costs between 100 and 400 euros. A new Tissot PRS 516 , one of their most famous and popular models, costs around 500 euros. A highlight in this collection is the Powermatic 80 variant, with an impressive 80-hour power reserve. It's available for around 700 euros; usually, watches with long power reserves cost a few thousand euros. With an added stopwatch function, a used PRS-516 costs around 1,000 euros. New watches from this series cost around 1,600 euros. Mechanical watches from Certina, Hamilton, or Longines are in a similar price range to Tissot's.


Luxury Mechanical Watches from Omega and Rolex

The Swiss watch manufacturer Omega has an excellent reputation in the watch industry. Their timepieces are defined by their innovative technology, appealing designs, and an excellent price-performance ratio. One of Omega's most popular models is the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. This chronograph was the first to reach the Moon. Pre-owned models in very good condition are available for around 2,500 euros. New, the Speedmaster Professional costs at least 3,000 euros. Special editions like the Silver Snoopy Award Limited Edition have doubled in value: originally, the watch cost 5,900 euros, while it now costs 12,000 euros new.

Rolex is probably the most famous watch brand worldwide. There's no other brand that stands for luxury and prestige like Rolex does. The Submariner and the Daytona are two of the most sought-after Rolex models. The bicolor Daytona is available pre-owned starting for around 8,500 euros. Pre-owned Daytonas made of stainless steel, however, cost at least 10,000 euros. New, the bicolor model costs 10,000 euros; a new stainless steel model costs around 14,000 euros. Stainless steel Rolex watches are especially in demand and thus maintain a more stable value. The Paul Newman Daytona is also quite popular. This model can be identified by its contrasting dial edges and subdials. The numbers on the dial are in an Art Deco style. Models with reference number 6239 are particularly rare. If they feature a Paul Newman design, these watches can easily cost over 100,000 euros.

The Rolex Submariner, one of the first diving watches ever produced, is available pre-owned for around 4,500 euros. New models without a date display and the distinctive date magnifier cost about 6,000 euros. With a date display, the Submariner costs around 7,000 euros. A vintage Submariner with reference number 1680 and red writing on the dial costs between 10,000 and 20,000 euros. It earned its nickname "Red Sub" thanks to its characteristic red text.


Manual Winding Mechanical Watches

Every mechanical movement has multiple gears. In each movement, the energy for the movement of the wheels comes from a specific storage. In large grandfather clocks, these are weights attached to chains, and the chains must be pulled in order to wind the movement. Pocket watches and wristwatches, on the other hand, have mainsprings which can be wound via a key or a crown. The potential energy stored in the wound mainspring is released to the train in a controlled fashion. Mainsprings were also what made it possible to downsize movements. Another pioneering invention was the concept of crown winding, which made easy-to-lose keys obsolete. One of the first pocket watches with crown winding came from Louis Audemars. The business introduced this watch feature in 1838. You can also set the hands using the crown.

A mechanical movement functions very simply in theory. The mainspring receives its energy via the crown, winding stem, and wheels of the winding system. In order to prevent the mainspring from suddenly unrolling, there's a small stopwork. The train reduces the high force of the mainspring. The train's transmission is calculated so precisely that the seconds wheel makes a full rotation every minute. The escapement is located at the end. It's comprised of a pallet and an escape wheel. The escapement prevents the train from going out of control, and it ensures the watch keeps running by forwarding tiny force pulses to the balance wheel. The balance wheel keeps the pace of the movement, oscillating back and forth. It's comprised of the balance rim and balance spring, which is the beating heart of every mechanical caliber. Without the balance spring, the balance wheel along with the entire movement would stop moving after a short time. Thus, the escapement and oscillation systems form the base of every mechanical watch.

The motion train is located under the dial. Generally, this reduces the center wheel's number of revolutions by one-twelfth. The center wheel makes one rotation on its own axis every 60 minutes. Thus, the hour hand makes one full rotation every 12 hours.

Several different manufacturers are still producing manual winding mechanical calibers, such as Junghans, Nomos, Patek Philippe, and Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Technical Details of Manual Winding Watches

  • Movement design allows for flat cases
  • Manual winding
  • Runs without a battery for up to 8 days

Automatic Mechanical Watches

The invention of automatic winding revolutionized the mechanical watch, as automatic watches wind themselves just by being worn. The regular morning ritual of winding your wristwatch ceased to exist. In order for the watch to automatically wind, a rotor is used. Thanks to the constant force of gravity, it's always being pulled towards the center of the Earth. When you move your arm up and down, the rotor rotates around in the case and winds the mainspring.

Winding occurs uni- or bidirectionally, depending on the movement. A bidirectional winding system has the advantage that the movement's winding rotor is wound to the right and to the left. A unidirectional winding system powers the movement by winding it in one direction. Therefore, it takes longer to fully wind the watch. The Pellaton winding system is an especially efficient winding system. It winds the movement bidirectionally, using small movements of the oscillating mass. The inventor of the Pellaton winding system was Albert Pellaton, the technical director at the International Watch Company from 1944 to 1966.

Both winding systems have a so-called reduction gear. This converts the fast movements of the rotor into slower ones with a higher torque. The end of the mainspring is not directly connected to the barrel. Rather, the end is connected to the so-called slipping spring so that the mainspring doesn't break off. When the movement is fully wound, the slipping spring slides along the inner wall of the barrel.

Mechanical watches with an automatic caliber have many advantages to offer. For one, they're convenient, as they don't need to be wound by hand. They also don't require batteries to run, making them generally more environmentally friendly than quartz watches. Generally, automatic movements are also more precise than manual movements, as the oscillating mass provides constant tension to the mainspring. That involves constant torque, which positively affects the amplitude. Amplitude is a term referring to the degree of rotation the balance wheel moves per oscillation.

Amongst watchmakers, the in-house, automatic Rolex calibers are considered some of the best, most robust, and most precise movements in existence.

Technical Details of Automatic Watches

  • Wind automatically while being worn
  • Often more precise than manual winding watches
  • Environmentally friendly: no battery

Mechanical Watches with Special Complications

Most mechanical watches limit themselves to displaying the time and the date. Automatic winding is one of the most common complications utilized in watches. A complication is a function of a mechanical movement that goes beyond displaying the hours, minutes, and seconds. Watchmakers also differentiate between small and large complications. Small complications are, for example, date or day of the week displays or power reserve indicators. A diving watch's rotatable bezel, moon phase display, or a GMT watch's second time zone are also small complications. Complications like minute repetition, perpetual calendars, and large and small striking works are considered large complications . A stopwatch function is also a large complication. In comparison to a perpetual calendar, a stopwatch function is similarly intricate, but more common and much less expensive.

The Swiss manufacturer Patek Philippe is known for their especially complicated watches. Their 1932 Graves Supercomplication pocket watch, as well as the Calibre 89 from 1989, are considered some of their most intricate pieces. The Graves Supercomplication, a special project for the New York banker Henry Graves, Jr., has an impressive 24 complications. Among these complications are a perpetual calendar, double chronograph to time intervening periods, and different astronomical displays. In 1989, the Calibre 89 replaced the Graves Supercomplication as the most complicated pocket watch in the world. The Calibre 89 has 33 different functions and remains one of the most complicated pocket watches in the world to date. It has a full perpetual calendar, a split-seconds chronograph, an indicator for the moon's age and phases, astronomical functions, a minute repeater, an alarm, and both a grande and petite sonnerie.

One of the most complicated wristwatches in the world is the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime with 20 complications. The timepiece has multiple acoustic complications, such as a minute repeater, petite sonnerie, grand sonnerie , an alarm with time strike, and a perpetual date repeater. The watch can also function as an alarm. It can even chime the time. Furthermore, it displays a second time zone, a perpetual calendar, power reserve indicators for the going train and strikework, a day and night display, and a moon phase display. The caliber 300 GS AL 36-750 QIS FUS IRM, which powers the Grandmaster Chime, is comprised of 1,366 pieces. The watch's red gold case is very finely chiseled, and in order to display all of the complications, the watch has a dial on the front and back side. Patek Philippe calls this "double face." There are only seven Grandmaster Chime watches in the world, one of which is located in the Patek Philippe Museum. This extravagant watch costs around 6.4 million euros.