Vacheron Constantin 57260: Talk about complicated!
See the World's Most Complicated Watch that 8 million dollars will buy you.
Much can be said of Vacheron Constantin the world's oldest watchmaker. The manufacturer has been continuously in business for over 260 years, and therefore much can also be learned from them.
It is, therefore, no surprise that with almost 3 centuries of experience, this manufactory has once again created the world's most complicated watch. The Vacheron Constantin reference 57260.
Who Owns The World's Most Complicated Watches?
Vacheron Constantin upholds a tradition of special order watches from the earth's most passionate watch collectors and horology enthusiasts who have yet to challenge them with a highly complicated watch that they couldn't produce.
Among these highly complicated watch collectors are visionaries such as James Ward Packard, the late 19th-century founder of the Packard Electric Company and Packard Motor Car Company, Egyptian King Fuad the first, his successor King Farouk of Egypt and Count Guy de Boisrouvray, who until 2015 had Vacheron Constantin's most complicated watch. But that has changed.
What Makes The Most Complicated Watch In The World So Special?
The Vacheron Constantin 57260 now being the most complicated watch in the world eclipsed the previous historic record-breaking high complication watches with a mind-blowing 57 complications.
Needless to say, this most complicated watch took 8 years to assemble. It weighs 43 grams short of a Kilogram and has a 98mm span.
The only other watch that comes even close would be the Patek Philippe Calibre 89 which had 33 complications.
As you can tell, some top shelf watch makers need to step up their game if they want to be the creator of the #1 most complicated watch movement ever made.
What is the Vacheron Constantin 57260 Worth?
The 57260 which was estimated at $8,000,000 according to Forbes has 31 hands, 2,826 parts, it includes some innovative and never seen complications and the following calendars:
- Astronomical Calendar (with 9 functions),
- Perpetual Calendar (with 7 functions),
- Hebrew Calendar (with 8 functions),
- Lunar Calendar (with 1 function)
- Religious calendar (also with 1 function).
Remarkably this watch has a 60-hour power reserve, something unexpected of a watch with nearly three thousand components.