5204R – Grandes Complications
The split-seconds chronograph is one of the three most difficult complications to master, alongside the tourbillon and the minute repeater. It takes a highly sophisticated mechanism to control the two chronograph hands, one of which may be stopped to measure an intermediate or lap time or retain a reference time while the other continues its course unaffected, even by fractions of a second. When released again, the split-seconds hand instantly catches up with the primary hand and the two stacked hands move on together.
This masterpiece more than lives up to its family - Grandes Complications: Manually wound mechanical movement, split-second chronograph, instantaneous 30-minute counter, perpetual calendar, moon phases, day, month, leap year and day/night indication. Look through the sapphire glass base at this highly complex piece of work. We are proud to be able to offer this watch for sale in our boutique. Pay us a visit and we will happily show you this rare piece.