This is a new look for the Grande Complication, developed many years ago by the engineers of the Schaffhausen-based company. It includes a chronograph function that measures up to 12 hours; a minute repeater, with a special platinum membrane fixed to the glass to amplify the sound; and perpetual calendar programmed until 2499 (needing correction only in 2100, 2200 and 2300). This is an instrument designed to defy time, therefore, and it is fitting that 50 pieces should have been made in that most enduring of metals, platinum.
CASE: platinum, 45 mm diameter, with sapphire glass and engraving of a sextant on the case back.
DIAL: engraved with the terrestrial globe.
MOVEMENT: mechanical self-winding with minute repeater, perpetual calendar with moon phases, chronograph.
FUNCTIONS: central hours and minutes, sweep seconds hand; 12 hours and 30 minutes stopwatch counters; chiming mechanism repeating hours, quarters and minutes; date, day of the week, months and moon phases in counters, leap year in a window.
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