Awesome Thread


Watermelon Connoisseur
Jul 18, 2005
Genesis Sedan 3.8
Unless you keep on adding different dials, I think a gyroturbillion is as complex as you can get. :/
The Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4 has more added dials (aka complications aka functions beyond minutes, seconds, and hours) than any other watch ever...AND it has a tourbillon mechanism though admittedly its not as complex as the gyro-tourbillon.

Movement Mechanic Tourbillon, Carillon Westminster on 4 hammers and 4 gongs, Chronograph with fly-back mechanism and only one push-piece, Perpetual Calendar Secular, Equation of time, Two additional time zones, Automatic self-winding mechnanism for the movement and the Westminster carillon.

Power Reserve: Movement: 3 days
Chaime: 24 Hours
Frequency: 18'000 Alternances per hour.
Dimensions of the movement: 34.40 x 41.40; Height 13.65
Number of movement components: 1483
Number of Jewels: 99
Number of wheels: 91
Movement decoration: C?tes de Gen?ve, diamond polishing, hand-bevelling,
circular graining, bi-colour rhodium-plating and hand-engraving.
Display: Hours, Minutes, 24 hours, Chronograph, Fly-back, Minutes counter, hour counter retrograde, two time zones, Movement power reserve.
Display of the chime: Grande or petite chime.
Chime or silence. Chime power reserve.
Perpetual calendar display: Date retrograde, Day, Month, Year, Leap year (cycle of 4 years), no leap year (cycle of 100 years), leap year (cycle of 400 years), Equation of time.
Functions : Winding-shaft with 2 positions.
7 push-pieces.
4 correctors
Dial: Sun-stamped translucent lacquered white dial.
Case: Cintr?e Curvex 8880, 18 karat white gold.
Width: 42.00 mm x Length: 61.00 mm x Height: 19.15mm
Strap: Hand-sewn alligator

The world's most complicated wrist-watch

List of complications:
Hour, minute & second display (not complications)
1. Day-Night display
2. Grande sonnerie (Grand strike)
3. Petite sonnerie (Small strike)
4. Silence
5. Minute Repeater
6. Westminster Carillon on 4 gong
7. Programming of the Grand strike-Small strike function with a waterprof push-piece and display on the dial
8. Programming of the Strike-Silence function with a waterprof push-piece and display on the dial
9. Lifting-lever mechanism of the strike when in hand-setting position
10. Mechanism which will not allow the start of a new strike if the precedent is not to the end
11. Bolting mechanism of the hand-setting during the strike
12. Transmission mechanism to the hammer which permit the adaptation to different shape of the gong
13. Movement power reserve indicator
14. Strike power reserve indicator
15. Silent Centrifugal governor of the rate of the strike
16. Flying Tourbillon on a ball bearing with ceramic balls
17. Balance wheel with adjustment screws in gold, without index
18. Breguet overcoil with Phillips curve
19. Tourbillon carriage, without any brige, visible in the dial
20. Automatic self-winding-mechanism of the movment with platinum micro rotor
21. Automatic self-winding-mechanism of the Westminster carillon with a platinum micro rotor
22. Perpetual Calendar
23. Display of the days
24. Display of the months
25. Retrograde Date
26. Secular Calendar
27. Display of the year up to 999 years
28. Bissextile year display
29. Indication of the secular years
30. Astronomic moon : deviation of 6.8 seconds for each lunation representing an error of one day every 1000 years)
31. Equation of time
32. Two additional time-zones
33. Chronograph incorporated with tree column-weels
34. Instantaneous minutes counter
35. Hours counter incorporeted in the mechanism of chronograph, retrograde hand display
36. Fly-back hand mechanism

36 complications in all
1,483 components
99 jewels

even more awesome imo is the planetarium terrillium but apparently no one else thought so :(

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Now needs wood
May 29, 2008
MWF HQ, Ukadia
MX-5 1.8i Indiana SE, update pending
Thanks guys. You just made my poor Breitling ChronoRacer Rattrapante feel really insignificant. Last time I looked at it, it was 8:20. Now I realise it wasn't telling me the time it was telling me it was sad. :(