Named “the most complicated watch ever made”, luxury watch brand Vacheron Constantin introduced the new “Reference 57260” pocket watch. This unique watch displays the Hebrew digits not just for the day and month, but also the decade and even the century.
The new Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 pocket watch features 57 unique complications. The watch case measures 98 mm (3.86 inches) wide and 50.55 mm (1.99 inches) thick. The case is made from solid 18k white gold. Vacheron Constantin reports that three watchmakers spend more than eight years designing and bringing this beautiful, luxury timepiece to reality.
The Reference 57260 watch consists of greater than 2,800 components. To develop a watch with so many components must have been incredibly difficult.
In addition to telling basic time, the new luxury pocket watch from Swiss manufacturer Vacheron Constantin also displays when a leap year occurs on the 19-year lunar cycle. Plus the watch also notifies the owner when the Jewish Yom Kippur holiday occurs each year.
Although the new luxury watch does look quite complicated, it does have an elegant look to it. The watch features three different calendar systems: the Hebrew calendar, Gregorian calendar, in addition to an astronomical calendar. The watch also has a balance wheel with spherical hairspring and variable inertia.
For those interested in buying the new Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 pocket watch, we have some bad news. It is not for sale, but was solely developed for a private watch collector. Bloomberg has estimated the watch to have a value of an astonishing $5 million or more!
The Reference 57260 utilizes Roman numerals to display local time. To display a second time zone, the new pocket watch uses small gold hands. We mentioned the astronomical calendar above. It displays the different phases and age of the moon. In addition, you will be able to tell the various seasons during the year.
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