Complicated watches were the subject of a big article in Departures magazine's March/April 2001 issue. The article describes the tiny miracles of mechanics encased in today's luxury mechanical and automatic watches, so sought after by the monied set.
From tourbillons and minute repeaters to perpetual calendars and split-seconds chronographs, this article whets readers' appetites for complications they'll probably never fully understand, but will still show off proudly! The article features photos of high-end timepieces from Girard-Perregaux and Blancpain. It also provides a list of watchmakers who create complicated watches. The list includes: A. Lange & Sohne, Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Breguet, Chopard, Franck Muller, Girard-Perregaux, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Parmigiani Fleurier, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Roger Dubois, Ulysses Nardin and Vacheron Constantin.
- by Peggy Jo Donahue