The Top Two Most Complicated Watches [Pic]

Submitted by: ElectricEye 3 years ago Misc

PATEK PHILIPPE CALIBER 89 POCKET WATCH

Built back in 1989, this timepiece remains the worlds most complicated pocket watch with an impressive 33 complications. The watch was created to celebrate the company"s 150-year anniversary, weighs over 2 pounds, and took the team at Patek Philippe five years of research along with four years of manufacturing to make this watch a reality. With 1,728 components, this complex mechanical pocket watch can perform all sorts of functions, including displaying the temperature.

PATEK PHILLIPE HENRY GRAVES SUPERCOMPLICATION

Before the Caliber 89 was born, the aptly titled Supercomplication was the worlds most complicated watch, and the story is quite interesting. Banker Henry Graves Jr. had the watch commissioned back in 1927 in order to win a competition he had with James Ward Packard of the Packard car company. The contest was to own the worlds most complicated watch. After a four-year build, this two face, yellow-gold pocket watch with 24 complications hit the scene in 1932. Sothebys experts predicted that the watch would fetch no more than $5 million at auction, but with the increased competition, this beauty ended up selling for a staggering $11,002,500.

These time pieces are more complicated than most care to know, and they will continue to appreciate in value over time.
There are 11 comments:
Male 14,330
I`ve got a cell phone that does all this and more for much less.....

“Things that are complex are not useful, Things that are useful are simple.”
― Michail Kalashnikov
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Male 1,983
I prefer the Van Cleef & Aprels `Complication Poétique Midnight Planétarium` watch for a mere quarter of a million.
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Male 2,390
since I was about 13 I`ve always wanted a watch that shows the moon phases.... *sigh..
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Male 2,440
Eat your heart out, John Harrison.
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Male 1,253
Which watch watches which watch what watches which watch?
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Male 5,874
They`re flogging them at Blackbushe market for £19.99. Not sure about the warranty though.
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Male 37,888

I have 33 complications but a bitch aint one of them.
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Male 12,365
I use a £5 watch that is a better watch than either of them.

I find it a bit weird that people will pay lots of money for a fashionable watch. At least these are a display of skill and knowledge, but $11M?

Then you have people who won`t wear a watch at all and keep asking me the time. Time they wore a watch, that`s what time it is.
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Male 2,514
Omni, from Voyagers?
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Male 2,030
I have at least that many complications on a daily basis.
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Male 2,729
Link: The Top Two Most Complicated Watches [Pic] [Rate Link] - These time pieces are more complicated than most care to know, and they will continue to appreciate in value over time.
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