Vacheron Constantin 57260 – World’s Most Complicated Watch

The magic number..?  57

More on that in a bit…

Founded in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron in Geneva, Switzerland, the folks at Vacheron Constantin have been making luxury timepieces for a minute.  The company has grown over the years, and these watches are highly regarded and sought after by collectors the world over.  Current production runs at 20,000 watches per calendar year.
Well, of course this collection of ultimate craftsman had to mark a 260th Anniversary with something a bit ambitious.  Why not make the world’s most complicated watch…?

This byzantine effort, utilizing three watchmakers and eight years of combined work resulted in a 57-complication mind-bender...! 
Say hello to the ultimate timepiece, the Reference 57260 pocket watch…

2,800 parts reside in this stunning timepiece.  Each of these parts were hand-decorated by a single Master Watchmaker, using what VC refers to as “traditional techniques…”.  Among the complications you will find a double retrograde split-seconds chronograph, 9 astronomical calendar functions, 7 alarm functions, 8 Westminster carillon striking functions…  The list goes on… 
Initial cost estimates range from 10 to 20 million, but the folks at Vacheron Constantin won’t clarify, other than to say it was indeed within that range.

Truly spectacular!

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