The World’s Most Complicated Pocket Watch – Patek Philippe

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It may not be beautiful or stylish, but it is the most complicated pocket watch ever. Made in 1989 for the 150th anniversary of Patek Phillippe, The Calibre 89 has 1789 components.

I wanted you to see it because I found it to be a rare and interesting sight.
Being so complicated and so special, Patek Philippe created only four pieces of the precious pocket watch.

Patek Philippe Calibre 89

The four are somehow different, being made from platinum, white gold, rose gold and yellow gold developed in 5 years and manufactured in 4 others.

The most complicated watch in the world features no more than 33 functions.

Patek Philippe Calibre 89 Mechanism

Imagine your watch having a century, decade and year display, a leap year indicator, a thermometer, date of Easter indicator, a Star chart (with 2,800 stars) and showing the time of sunrise and sundown!

Luckily (for me) it costs around $6 millions! Otherwise I would have challenged myself to go out and buy it and spend few weeks trying to figure it out!

And it’s not only outrageously expensive, it’s also excessively heavy! – it weights almost 3lbs! So it’s not enough that I carry a bag stuffed with toys, diapers, and so on and so on anyway, I would have added the heaviest watch too!


#1 Mitar on 03.12.08 at 12:58 am

So ahh, how big is it, if its 3lbs…

#2 kpriss on 03.12.08 at 2:00 am

The watch is not so big, for its impressive weight of 1100 grams. It has a 89mm diameter and thickness of 41mm.

#3 DINESH on 06.18.08 at 6:37 am


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