It’s Complicated

July 14, 2010

Our new homepage today is filled with some fantastic watches that do more than just tell time. The term “complicated” when referring to timepieces means any other function on a watch outside of the standard hours, minutes and seconds. Some of the most common complications are day/date, chronograph (for measuring short periods of time), moon phases, sunrise/sunset and a perpetual calendar.

The most complicated wristwatch on record is made by Franck Muller. The Aeternitas Mega 4 has 36 complications, 25 of them visible, 1483 components and 1000-year calendar. The Hybris Mechanica Grande Sonnerie comes in second and is powered by the Jaeger LeCoultre Calibre 182 movement, with 26 complications and over 1300 parts.

The great thing about complicated watches is that they don’t necessarily need to be expensive. While certain models retail in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, we have a fantastic selection around $1,000 (and some even lower). Check out our favorites right now.

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