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Re: Off-topic Masterpiece Theatre

Postby professor science » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:37 pm

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Re: Off-topic Masterpiece Theatre

Postby professor science » Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:13 pm

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Re: Off-topic Masterpiece Theatre

Postby professor science » Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:40 pm

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Re: Off-topic Masterpiece Theatre

Postby professor science » Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:46 pm

Wow. Just intricateness, delicateness, precision and creativity that goes into watch making astounds me.



Patek Phillipe wrote:To pay tribute to its 175th anniversary, Patek Philippe created a collection of limited-edition commemorative timepieces, and one of them stands out in particular. It is the so far most complicated wristwatch of the eminent family-owned watchmaking company and decidedly one of the world's most elaborate wristwatches. This is due not only to the number of complications involved but also to the horological degrees of complexity, two of which have been added to the annals of watchmaking for the first time. Moreover, the Grandmaster Chime is the first double-face wristwatch presented by Patek Philippe that can be worn with either dial facing up: the one that focuses on the time and the sonnerie, the other dedicated to the full instantaneous perpetual calendar. Changing the face is very simple thanks to the ingenious reversing mechanism in the lugs. It is amazingly easy to operate and firmly secures the case in the selected position. Incidentally, the information for which a watch is most frequently consulted – the current time and the date – is displayed on both dials. The ultimate in user-friendliness and safety is assured with intelligent mechanisms that prevent potentially damaging manipulations and thus reliably protect the highly complex movement with its intricate cosmos of tiny parts.

Patek Philippe's Grandmaster Chime is a wrist-format timekeeping instrument of absolutely unprecedented complexity and ingenuity that establishes new benchmarks in terms of technical and aesthetic elegance. Its double-face case with a diameter of 47 mm, it accommodates four spring barrels and no fewer than 20 complications, including coveted functions such as a Grande and Petite Sonnerie, a minute repeater, an instantaneous perpetual calendar with a four-digit year display, a second time zone, and two patented global debuts in the domain of chiming watches: an acoustic alarm that strikes the alarm time and a date repeater that sounds the date on demand.
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Re: Off-topic Masterpiece Theatre

Postby tripwalking » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:55 am

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Re: Off-topic Masterpiece Theatre

Postby wide_load » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:47 pm

$2.6 million dollar price tag!

I wonder how bad you'd feel the first time you banged that watch off a table edge while wearing it.
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Re: Off-topic Masterpiece Theatre

Postby professor science » Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:13 pm

This falls into so many topics I just had to put it here.

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