A large seconds subdial dominates the clean dial, highlighting the independent dead seconds (or jumping seconds), which are powered by a secondary gear train. Unlike a movement with sweeping seconds, here, the hand ‘jumps’ once every second. Hours and minutes are indicated on a smaller subdial. Instead of pulling out the crown to adjust or wind the watch, a push of the crown switches the watch from winding to setting the time, easily visible on the indicator at 3 o’clock.
$91,500 in pink gold
Using the rare remontoire system, this watch has an eight-seconds constant-force mechanism, which means its timekeeping is accurate for the entire 35-hour power reserve. The brothers claim that this is the “most complicated time-only watch in the world,” and it was awarded the best men’s watch of 2016 at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. Its beautifully decorated movement features relief engraving, mirror-polishing, microblasting and circular graining, which provide wonderful contrast.
$61,500, limited to 188 movements
Another GPHG prize winner, this time in the tourbillon category in 2014, the Parallax Tourbillon showcases a large, raised, flying 60-second tourbillon. Pairing a tourbillon with a central second hand allows for more readability (frequently seconds are indicated on the tourbillon itself, which can be difficult to see). It also contains a mechanism to stop the tourbillon at 60 seconds, so you can accurately set the time. A large indicator tracks its impressive 72 hours of power reserve.
$170,000 in pink gold, limited to 28 pieces