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10.10.2014 by

Once in a while, there is a bit of discussion about whether the date feature is a real complication or not. In my opinion it is, so let’s say – or assume – that the chronograph is actually the most popular complication. Perhaps it is also the most useful mechanical complication, besides a date. Mechanical complications                                                                                                                     I stress the word ‘mechanical’ here, as every 15 Euro Casio has a chronograph (or “stopwatch”) feature. In the world of mechanical watches, the chronograph is actually quite an interesting and – foremost – complex complication to develop. Other complex complications for mechanical watches, such as a tourbillon, a moon phase indicator, a perpetual calendar or even a minute repeater might...

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21.08.2014 by

The Perpetual Calendar timepiece, a timepiece that has always fascinated me and this is not just because of its complexity but also because it is probably one of the most useful complications in watchmaking, not to mention just how charming it is to see it in action! Put simply, it is just a watch that will correctly display the day, date, month or year on your wrist perpetually (well, kind of), which is what most people would say but in my eyes it is so much more than that. In today’s modern world it may sound sort of ridiculous to spend unscrupulous amounts of money just so you can tell exactly what day, date, month or year you are in...

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