Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The story of the 'most complicated' watch in the world

The story of the 'most complicated' watch in the world

The most complicated handmade watch, the Henry Graves Supercomplication, has been sold at auction for 20.6m Swiss francs (£13.4m), writes Luke Jones. The Supercomplication, made by Patek Philippe in 1932, has 24 of them including Westminster chimes, a perpetual calendar, sunrise and sunset times, and a celestial map of New York as seen from Graves's apartment on Fifth Avenue.

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-30002096