Complications, in general, are dumb. Tourbillons, in general, are dumb. Watch competitions, in general, are dumb.

But goddamn. That's the first time I've seen a crazy-stupid complicated watch I want. It actually makes sense. Not that I'd pay Park Avenue Condo prices for it but dayum.

Jesus I just had to add "tourbillon" to my computer's dictionary. What's happening to me.


bfv:

    This is mostly due to the fact that times for sunup and sundown are specific to latitude, which means every watch is basically a custom order as you have to make the cams that control the movement of the hands for each individual watch depending on the location desired by the owner. I'd assume the same latitude specificity applies to the length of day indication as well; you'd need a different disk for each latitude (the indication of sunrise and sunset on the VC Celestia changes thanks to the rotation of a bi-colored disk hidden behind the slit on the dial).

You could slap a GPS receiver in a digital watch and have something that still worked when you went on vacation. Gears are cool and all, but I think they passed the typewriters and cassette tapes but for rich people mark several miles back.


posted by kleinbl00: 33 days ago