The minute repeater was initially designed in the 1700s to indicate time in the dark – remember, this was before the introduction of electric lighting or luminous dial markings.
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It’s no small feat to produce finely-tuned acoustics within a wristwatch movement; it’s even more daunting to make that movement as thin as possible. Vacheron Constantin has done just that with the Patrimony Contemporaine Calibre 1742, its latest minute repeater that comes in at just 8.09mm thick.
30-35mm, 35-40mm, 40-45mm, 45-50mm
14 March 2016 -
It’s no small feat to produce finely-tuned acoustics within a wristwatch movement