The new Hysek Colossal Grande Complication Watch (~$700K) has pulled off some near-impossible feats among its multiple, and occasionally patented mechanical complications. The use of a circular time display to give a 24-hour digital-looking readout has a special ‘jumping’ feature to correctly show Midnight as well as vertical gears to produce linear displays. For even more mechanical awesomeness, the Date also displays from rolling cylinders.
Another first is the domed Moon Phase complication which rotates the dome on ceramic bearings to show the phases. There is a power reserve complication, as well as seasonal day-night indicators, a GMT dual time zone display, a leap indicator, and other features all contained within the 18K, rose gold case, that is more a framework to showcase the movements both front and back.
Powered by the in-house 186-jewel Hysek HW80 automatic movement with a twin-barreled winding system, the Colossal has a 42-hour power reserve and is water resistant to 100 feet (in case some madman decides to take this fancy piece for a swim). There will only be eight of these Swiss-made magnificent timepieces created, so their uniqueness in the world is assured. [via]