Vacheron Constantin Introduces The Most Complicated Watch Ever Made


Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 pocket watch indications
Time Functions

1.Regulator-type hours, minutes and seconds for solar meantime
2.Visible spherical armillary tourbillon regulator with spherical balance spring
3.Three-axis tourbillon
4.12-hour second time zone hours and minutes
5.Indication for 24 world cities for world-time
6.Day and night indication for the 12-hour world-time

Perpetual Calendar Functions

7.Gregorian perpetual calendar
8.Gregorian days of the week
9.Gregorian months
10.Gregorian retrograde date
11.Leap-year indication and four year cycle
12.Number of the day of the week (ISO 8601 calendar)
13.Indication for the number of the week within the year (ISO 8601 calendar)

Hebraic Perpetual Calendar Functions

14.Hebraic perpetual calendar with 19-year cycle
15.Hebrew name of the day
16.Hebrew name of the month
17.Hebrew date indication
18.Hebrew secular calendar
19.Hebrew century, decade and year
20.Indication for the number of months in the Hebraic calendar year (12 or 13 months)
21.Indication for the Golden Number with 19-year cycle

Functions of the Astronomic Calendar

22.Indications for the seasons, equinoxes, solstices and signs of the zodiac with “sun” hand
23.The sky chart (calibrated for the city of the owner)
24.Sidereal time hours
25.Sidereal time minutes
26.Hours of sunrise (calibrated for the city of the owner)
27.Hours of sunset (calibrated for the city of the owner)
28.Equation of time
29.Length of the day (calibrated for the city of the owner)
30.Length of the night (calibrated for the city of the owner)

Lunar Calendar Function

31.Phases and age of the moon, one correction every 1027 years

Religious Calendar Function

32.Indication for the date of Yom Kippur

Functions of the 3 column-wheel Chronograph

33.Retrograde fifths of a second chronograph – 1 column wheel
34.Retrograde fifths of a second rattrapante chronograph – 1 column wheel
35.12-hour counter – 1 column wheel
36.60-minute counter

Alarm Functions

37.Alarm with single gong and hammer striking
38.Alarm strike / silence indicator
39.Choice of normal alarm or carillon striking alarm indicator
40.Alarm mechanism coupled to the carillon striking mechanism
41.Alarm striking with choice of grande or petite sonnerie
42.Alarm power-reserve indication

Westminster Carillon Striking Functions

43.Carillon Westminster chiming with 5 gongs and 5 hammers
44.Grande sonnerie passing strike
45.Petite sonnerie passing strike
46.Minute repeating
47.Night silence feature (between 22.00 and 08.00 hours)
48.System to disengage the striking barrel when fully wound
49.Indication for grande or petite sonnerie modes
50.Indication for silence / striking / night modes

Further functions

51.Power-reserve indication for the going train
52.Power-reserve indication for the striking train
53.Winding crown position indicator
54.Locking mechanism for the striking
55.Winding system for the double barrels
56.Hand-setting system with two positions and two directions
57.Concealed flush-fit winding crown for the alarm mechanism


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