Eat your heart out Sky Moon Tourbillon

Robert-Jan Broer
February 10, 2005
Eat your heart out Sky Moon Tourbillon

Photo by Alex, The Purists

It is the Tour de l’Ile, the world’s most complicated wristwatch by Vacheron et Constantin. It has:

hours and minutes
seconds at 6 o’clock
repetition of the quarters and minutes on request
“Tourbillon” device
power reserve
second time zone
phases of the moon
age of the moon
torque of the striking mechanism
perpetual calendar
– day
– date
– month
– leap years
perpetual equation of time
sky chart

Click here for a Purists introduction on this watch

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Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

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